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  • Open content, code and services


    For many years the Wellcome Trust has been a leading advocate for open content. Back in 1996 the Trust was one of the original signatories of the Bermuda Principles, which agreed that human genomic sequence data should be placed in… Continue reading

  • Open sourcing the library


    What does it feel like to interact with a digital version of a book? How can we replicate the experience of working with physical collections – on the web? What features will enhance a researcher’s experience of using digital collections?… Continue reading

  • Thousands of years of visual culture made free through Wellcome Images


    We are delighted to announce that over 100,000 high resolution images including manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements are now freely available through Wellcome Images. Drawn from our vast historical holdings, the images are being released under the Creative Commons… Continue reading

  • Chemist and Druggist is going digital


    We’ve begun work digitising the back issues of one of our most popular journals, Chemist and Druggist. On completion this summer, the digitised journals will be freely available for users worldwide via the Library website and catalogues, as well as the… Continue reading

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    Expose your research to the incurably curious


    This week we’re launching a new scheme to help Wellcome Library users make their research freely available to everyone. The Wellcome Library is a free resource and is open to anyone who wants to use our collections. We know that… Continue reading

  • A large flying machine with sails and propellers is travelling over a town

    Flying machines, steam engines and operating theatres


    The Wellcome Library has contributed over 40 images and films to Science and Machines, the new online exhibition from the European Library. The Wellcome’s contribution highlights both medically-related material, such as the film Aseptic operating theatre technique, as well as… 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

  • Forthcoming attractions


    January 1st in the archives is a time not only for new resolutions and new projects, but for new raw material: at the start of each year, a batch of material that has been closed for Data Protection reasons is… Continue reading

  • Run down, and needing rest and change?


    Are you a nerve-exhausted town dweller? Dyspeptic, depressed, anaemic? Trying to think and just getting no response from your brain no matter how hard you press down on the accelerator? Late July, and schools across the United Kingdom have closed… Continue reading

  • Hack for victory!


    Open access to data and its reuse is a policy dear to the heart of the Wellcome Library and Wellcome Trust, supported primarily through UK PubMed Central and the Trust’s grant funding for research. So it was with particular interest… Continue reading