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  • Medical Officer of Health reports to be digitised

    19/12/2011

    The Wellcome Library has received JISC funding towards the creation of a major free online dataset covering public health in London from the mid-19th century to the late 20th century. This project is based on the reports of the Medical… Continue reading

  • ALCS and PLS to provide ‘rights identification service’ for book digitisation

    14/12/2011

    As described in a press release issued today, the Wellcome Library will be working in collaboration with the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and the Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) to identify rights holders of in-copyright books for digitisation. This… Continue reading

  • Papers of the Eugenics Society to be Digitised

    05/11/2011

    We are delighted to announce that with the kind permission of the Galton Institute, and as part of our programme to create a Wellcome Digital Library, we will be digitising the papers of one of our most popular archive collections;… Continue reading

  • Happy 3rd Birthday Wellcome Library Blog!

    28/10/2011

    As we’ve marked our previous birthdays, we thought it would be rather amiss not to mark our third birthday with a post summarising our activities over the last 365 days. The Library Blog still follows the path we set down… Continue reading

  • Conservation for digitisation: recent experiences at the Wellcome Library

    23/09/2011

    Beginning in July of this year, the Wellcome Library began to scan the first of some 15,000 early printed books in collaboration with the information provider ProQuest and the French data capture specialists Diadeis (a detailed outline of the project… Continue reading

  • The cataloguer’s conundrum

    25/08/2011

    The Wellcome Library is very pleased to announce that the third and final batch of Francis Crick’s scientific papers is now fully catalogued and available for research. The entire archive has recently been imaged as part of the library’s Wellcome… Continue reading

  • Historic Arabic medical manuscripts go online

    28/07/2011

    The Wellcome Library is pleased to announcethe launch of Wellcome Arabic Manuscripts Online, a digital manuscript library created in partnership with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and King’s College London Department of Digital Humanities. From the official press release: Arabic medicine was… Continue reading

  • Digitising our early European printed books

    23/07/2011

    As part of the Wellcome Digital Library pilot project, we’re joining forces with ProQuest to digitise over fifteen thousand volumes from our rare book collection. They will be made available through ProQuest’s new Early European Books (EEB) database – a… Continue reading

  • New issue of Wellcome News

    13/07/2011

    Published four times a year, Wellcome News contains up-to-date articles highlighting the Wellcome Trust’s wide-reaching science and public engagement activities, grant schemes, policies and more. The latest issue’s ‘From the Archive’ feature, highlights one of our digitised recipe manuscripts (MS.7113),… Continue reading

  • Preserving our digital assets #1 – SDB4

    04/07/2011

    The successful long term management of digital assets is a key concern for us as we build our digital resource. Until recently, we did not have a dedicated system in use for storing and managing master files for any digitised… Continue reading