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Jenn Phillips-Bacher

Jenn Phillips-Bacher

Jenn Phillips-Bacher is Web Manager at Wellcome Library, where she spends her days working on projects to improve the Library's online user experience. Jenn studied Medieval History and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and then went on to become a librarian. She can be found on LinkedIn and Tumblr.

  • From the stacks to the screen


    What happens when you turn the library catalogue inside out, exposing decades of catalogue descriptions, system metadata and images from our collections? What if a catalogue record, or an item in the collection, knew it was being talked about elsewhere on… Continue reading

  • A blog for all seasons


    Today we are unveiling a new and – we hope you’ll agree – improved Wellcome Library blog. I’d like to tell you about why we’ve made some changes, and highlight some of the new features. An online survey conducted in… Continue reading

  • Eggnog from abroad


    Eggnog: the festive cocktail that either brings joy or strikes fear into the heart, depending on one’s tolerance for raw eggs. I happened across Leo Engel’s 1878 book American & Other Drinks while browsing our recent contributions to the UK… Continue reading

  • Serendipity now!


    Try out some experimental search tools in the Sandbox – the Wellcome Library’s new developmental web space. Over the past two years, putting the Library’s collections online has become a major part of what we do. To date, over 45… Continue reading

  • Join our online user panel


    “When you see it: you’ll Love it”: a fitting sentiment for the mid-1960s tech consumer, but you have to ask: how was it to use? Taking Ricoh’s advertisement as inspiration, we are hoping to take this strapline a bit further with… Continue reading

  • Open sourcing the library


    What does it feel like to interact with a digital version of a book? How can we replicate the experience of working with physical collections – on the web? What features will enhance a researcher’s experience of using digital collections?… Continue reading

  • Taking ‘London’s Pulse’


    We are pleased to announce the launch of London’s Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972, a free online resource for the history of public health. This new website brings together more than 5500 annual reports covering the City of… Continue reading

  • Call for participants: testing the Medical Officer of Health reports website


    Interested in the public health history of London? Curious about quantifying disease? Enjoy having a chat about websites and how you might use them? We’re looking for 10 people to help us test a prototype of our JISC-funded London Medical… Continue reading

  • Two women passing each other

    Blog and website update


    Update your bookmarks and blog rolls, and redirect your RSS reader – our blog is moving! After four years and more than 900 blog posts on Blogger, our blog and its entire archive will be absorbed into a new Wellcome… Continue reading

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    Introducing My Lists to the Library catalogue


    Today we’re bringing wish list functionality to the library catalogue with the roll-out of a new feature: My Lists. What is My Lists? Maybe you need to create a list of items to consult on your next visit to the… Continue reading