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  • The Wellcome Library website is changing…


    On Wednesday, 21st November, visitors to the Wellcome Library website will notice that we’ve made some changes. We’ve given the whole site an overhaul, with new branding, a streamlined new design and a lot of new functionality. The Library blog… Continue reading

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    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

  • Digesting Ingest


    Harkiran Dhindsa, and Rioghnach Ahern, Digital Ingest Officers working on the Wellcome Digital Library, describe their experiences using Goobi on a daily basis, and some of the lessons learnt as we scaled up into full production over this past summer:… Continue reading

  • Europ.In – Would your grandmother use it?


    Europ.In is a lovely web application that gives a Pinterest-like view of some of the Wellcome Library’s more visually interesting material. The Wellcome Library contributes material from our Wellcome Images and Wellcome Film collections to Europeana via the Europeana Librariesproject. These contributions… Continue reading

  • Half a million milestone


    We have recently completed processing half a million images in our workflow system (Goobi) ahead of making our new website available to the public later on this year. These images are the product of on-site digitisation of our archives and… Continue reading

  • Online Resources: UK Medical Registers,1859-1959


    If you’ve ever tried to trace a medical ancestor by wading through the printed volumes of the UK Medical Registers then you’ll be pleased to hear that after a successful trial period, Wellcome Library users now have online access to… Continue reading

  • OCRing typescript: A benchmarking test with PRImA


    During our pilot phase, we plan to add over 1 million images of archives to the Wellcome Library website, all created during the 20th century. Much of this is comprised of typescript: letters, drafts of papers and articles, research notes,… Continue reading

  • New European Library portal goes live


    The European Library’s new portal has gone live, with this video showcasing its best features. Designed to meet the needs of the research community worldwide, you can now cross-search nearly 10 million digital items from 48 national and research libraries… Continue reading

  • Sensitivity assessment: the finer points of archives digitisation


    As work progresses in line with the Library’s Digitisation programme, Content And Metadata Officer Rada Vlatkovic discusses her work assessing the sensitivity of modern archive collections due for digitisation. On their journey from the library stacks to digitised images, archive collections… Continue reading

  • Serving servers: a technical infrastructure plan


    As we aim to provide a fast, efficient and robust technical architecture for the Wellcome Digital Library, the Wellcome Trust IT department has been working closely with our software suppliers to specify a suitable server architecture. This work is still… Continue reading