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  • Archives and Manuscripts cataloguing – May 2010


    Every month we post a summary of new archive cataloguing on the Wellcome Library blog, complementing the information about other new material available from by RSS feeds from the main catalogue of books, images, film and sound. May’s report is… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Workshops


    This week’s free Wellcome Library workshops are: Plants and Medicine An introduction to contemporary and historical resources relating to the use of plants in medicine found in the Wellcome Library’s online and print collections. Tuesday 25th May, 2-3pm Making the… Continue reading

  • New version of Encore released


    It’s been nearly a year since we unveiled Encore, the quick catalogue search interface for the Wellcome Library catalogues. While we work to customise the product to suit our users, we also receive updates from the software developers, the most… Continue reading

  • Behind the Scenes: Digital Services


    This is the first in a series of posts aimed at revealing the cogs and wheels that make up the Wellcome Library. These are the departments and teams that provide the services our readers are so familiar with.Now, we find… Continue reading

  • Obesity and personality


    Long before and long after the photographer Eadweard Muybridge shot and killed his wife’s lover Major Larkyns in San Francisco in 1874, he has never been far from controversy. The picture above (click on image to enlarge) is one of… Continue reading

  • Parish notices


                                    Wellcome Library no. 669602i This painting of a parish council meeting is a remarkable document, and perhaps not as well known as it deserves to be (click on the image to see the picture in all its amazing detail).… Continue reading

  • From Wellcome Library to Google Books


    What do you do if you’ve found an interesting looking item on the Wellcome Library catalogue but you’re not in the Wellcome Library? Or maybe you are in the Library, but aren’t sure if you want to request the item… Continue reading

  • JISC funding for the Wellcome Arabic Manuscript Cataloguing Project


    The Wellcome Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and Kings College London have been awarded a grant by the JISC’s Islamic Studies Catalogue and Manuscript Digitisation funding stream.  This collaborative project will create a searchable digital collection of Arabic manuscripts to be hosted… Continue reading

  • 25,000 new words to search


    The Library blog generally focuses on items in the Wellcome Library’s holdings, mentioning their catalogue descriptions in passing: it rarely features the unglamorous process of how those catalogue descriptions are created. Two new additions to the catalogue of archives and… Continue reading

  • Cleaner and clearer search results in Encore


    Encore, the Library’s new user-friendly catalogue interface, has recently undergone a few changes. Just a few weeks ago we upgraded to a new version which offers a better way of saving and emailing records, improved search functionality, and the ability… Continue reading