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  • 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

  • Florence Nightingale Digitisation News


    Two more digitised items have been added to the Florence Nightingale Digitization Project: an album relating to her services in the Crimea compiled by Mrs Shore, possibly her relative, and the manuscript notes of conversations with Nightingale, taken by her relative… 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

  • Francis Galton: a Victorian polymath


    We have added two new digitised archive collections (Alan Coulson and Francis Galton) to the Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics online resource. Here, Katy Makin from the University College London (UCL) Special Collections team shares her experience of working with… 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

  • 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