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  • Sunglasses or umbrella?


    Wellcome weather is a new web experiment in the Sandbox on the Wellcome Library web site. Each day, different pictures selected from Wellcome Images illustrate the current weather conditions at the Wellcome Library in London. Tate galleries inspired this experiment:… Continue reading

  • Free conference on digital libraries and JPEG2000


    The Wellcome Library and the Digital Preservation Coalition are co-hosting a free one-day conference, Current Trends and Future Directions for Digital Imaging, on 10 November 2014 to be held at the Wellcome Trust. This event is free and open to anyone… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library content in the Digital Public Library of America


    The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has added some 60,000 items from the Medical Heritage Library, which includes digitised content from the Wellcome Library. The DPLA was launched in 2013 with the goal of containing “the full breadth of… Continue reading

  • Who’s reading our blog?


    We’re planning some exciting new developments to the Wellcome Library blog and we’d like to take your views into account. Whether you are a regular reader, an occasional visitor, or you’ve just discovered us, we’d like to hear from you.… Continue reading

  • Help Us Improve Our Website


    At the Wellcome Library, we’re always looking to improve users’ experience on our website, whether searching for a book, reading a digitised archive or downloading an image. We’re currently inviting users to carry out remote usability testing on our website. We… Continue reading

  • The UK Medical Heritage Library: uniting digitised collections


    We are excited to welcome nine UK research library partners to the UK Medical Heritage Library project. These libraries will be making their historic collections available for digitisation alongside the Wellcome Library’s own 19th century works. They make up the… Continue reading

  • Opening doors to easy access…


    Today we’ve made two changes to our access procedures that will open the door even wider to our online archives and website features. You no longer need to register to access the majority of our digitised archives – approximately 30,000… Continue reading

  • (Re)Discovering the Great War


    To launch a new series of blog posts commemorating World War I, Simon Chaplin and Jeffrey Reznick from the Wellcome Library and the National Library of Medicine respectively, introduce an array of fascinating digital material from the period, which you… Continue reading

  • Workshop: Digital Approaches to Premodern Medicine and Health


    Following on from our announcement about digitising our pre-1500 Western Manuscripts, readers may be interested in our Digital Approaches to Premodern Medicine and Health workshop, which is taking place on Friday 23 May, 09.30-16.45 at the Wellcome Trust. The workshop… Continue reading

  • Digitising the Library’s Medieval Manuscripts


    This month the Wellcome Library will begin digitising its entire collection of pre-1500 Western European manuscripts. The digitised manuscripts, about 300 items in total, will be freely accessible through the Library catalogue and will become available steadily through the course… Continue reading