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  • 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

  • Florence Nightingale letters available online


    The Library has digitised its collection of nearly 600 Nightingale letters dating from 1829 to 1905. The Florence Nightingale Digitisation Project, which is in partnership with Boston University and the Florence Nightingale Museum, means that Nightingale’s entire correspondence will be… Continue reading

  • We’re digitising 25,000 19th-century medical books!


    At the end of last year we started a three-year project with Internet Archive to digitise some of our 19th-century medical books. The first fruits of this are now online as part of Internet Archive’s Medical Heritage Library collection, building… 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

  • Fast food and football rivalry


    On Sunday 16 March, not too far from the Wellcome Library’s location in North London, rival football clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal face each other in what local fans know as “the North London Derby”. What links this to the… 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

  • Interested in having a go at Wikipedia editing?


    We’ve joined forces with Wikimedia UK and JISC to provide a one-day edit-a-thon at the Wellcome Trust HQ on Wednesday February 26. Led by Martin Poulter, an ambassador for Wikimedia UK and JISC, this free event will focus on editing and creating Wikipedia entries relating to the history of medicine. If you’re… Continue reading

  • Chemist and Druggist is going digital


    We’ve begun work digitising the back issues of one of our most popular journals, Chemist and Druggist. On completion this summer, the digitised journals will be freely available for users worldwide via the Library website and catalogues, as well as the… Continue reading

  • Digitisation

    More Digitisation Open Days at the Wellcome Library


    Would you like to learn more about digitisation at the Wellcome Library? The Wellcome Library presents another round of Digitisation Open Days for anyone who may be about to embark on a digitisation project, is already engaged in one, or… Continue reading

  • Digitising the asylum


    As regular readers will know, the Wellcome Library is engaged in an ambitious programme of mass digitisation, covering both our own holdings and associated material in other repositories. Codebreakers, the first fruits of this programme, made available large amounts of… Continue reading