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  • Digital libraries: going with the workflow


    How do you digitise an entire library? I’ve been asking members of our Digitisation team to tell me about their part in the digitisation process. Name: Rioghnach Ahern What is your job title? Digital Ingest Coordinator And what does that… Continue reading

  • An eye-opening week working at Wellcome


    Thomasin Summerford shares her experience of a one week placement in our Moving Image and Sound Collection. Arriving through the swing doors of the Wellcome Trust building in Euston Square, one enters a reverie of contemporary glass and steel, the… Continue reading

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    Looking back on the digital year


    2015 was another busy year for the Digitisation Programme at the Wellcome Library with a diverse range of material being made freely available online for our users. The programme has seen a move towards more automation with on average of… Continue reading

  • A #twittertakeover of the Library’s twitter account


    Shortly before Christmas I was asked to chat to one of our GCSE level work experience students about what the Library Web Team does. My conversation with the student, Toby, revealed his passion for what he’d experienced of the Library… Continue reading

  • How to protect original works during digitisation


    In any digitisation project, the physical condition of the items to be digitised is crucial. A digitisation condition survey is used to ascertain if the items meet criteria for digital photography. Where there are a large number of items, a… Continue reading

  • Brett: then and now


    Roger Graef is a distinguished theatre producer, documentary film maker and founder of the production company Films of Record. He curated a programme of films around science on film for the 75th anniversary of the Wellcome Trust in 2011. It… Continue reading

  • ‘Acts of Mercy’ on the move


    Since the Wellcome Trust purchased Frederick Cayley Robinson’s Acts of Mercy in 2009, the four paintings have been moved around a considerable number of times.  This wouldn’t be an issue if they were a reasonable size, but as anyone who… Continue reading

  • Behind the Scenes: Conservation and Collection Care


    Behind the Scenes at the Wellcome Library resumes in 2011 with an expose of the Library’s Conservation and Collection Care team. This team of six work in a spacious conservation studio that enables them to do on-site conservation and preservation… Continue reading

  • The Wellcome Library – A Picture Researcher’s Point of View


    One of our Historical Picture Researchers, Rachael Johnson, is leaving the Wellcome Library for pastures new. Before she departs, she’s offered us an insight into a typical day in Wellcome Images… Wellcome Images researchers currently supply around 3,000 digital images… Continue reading

  • Behind the Scenes: Acquisitions team


    A library must keep itself up-to-date with the latest books, journals, databases and special collections in order to maintain relevancy to its audiences. This month’s Behind the Scenes blog post focuses on the Acquisitions team, who manage many aspects of… Continue reading