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  • Wikimedia editathon on the history of psychiatry


    Are you interested in the history of mental health and psychiatry? Then come along to our free History of Psychiatry Beyond the Asylum event, featuring talks from top historians and an afternoon of editing Wikipedia to improve its coverage of… Continue reading

  • Meet the digital data dabblers


    What happens if you put a bunch of data wranglers and a group of historians together in a room with a load of digital data for a week? This is one of the questions we hope to answer during Wellcome Data… Continue reading

  • How do you skim through a digital book?


    We’ve had a couple of digitised books that proved really popular with online audiences. Perhaps partly reflecting the interests of the global population, they’ve been about prostitutes and demons. I’ve been especially interested in how people have interacted with these… Continue reading

  • Searching for a solution


    Chemist and Druggist is a trade journal for pharmacists but the variety of its content and the abundance of images and advertising from 1859 through to 2010 give it a far wider appeal. This is probably why Chemist and Druggist… Continue reading

  • Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Library


    Incurably curious? Interested in the history of medicine? Know a bit about Wikipedia? Would you like to work with us on a fantastic new project and be our Wikimedian in Residence? Building on our previous projects with Wikimedia UK and… Continue reading

  • Rémi Vincent

    Reflecting on our digital developments


    It was September 2010 when we started on our journey to build a digital library, kicking off a £19.5 million programme to transform the Wellcome Library into an innovative digital and physical destination. Five years and 20 million images later, how… Continue reading

  • 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

  • Cool tools for exploring the collections


    In August 2015 we asked the design firm Good, Form & Spectacle (G,F&S) to work with us (and our metadata) on a month long web development project. The result was What’s in the Library? – four prototypes of tools for… Continue reading

  • From the stacks to the screen


    What happens when you turn the library catalogue inside out, exposing decades of catalogue descriptions, system metadata and images from our collections? What if a catalogue record, or an item in the collection, knew it was being talked about elsewhere on… Continue reading

  • Women are passing each other by. Photogravure after Eadweard Muybridge, 1887.

    A new address for the Wellcome Library… on the web


    The observant amongst you might have noticed that last week the Library moved. Not physically, but we did move in the virtual world to new URLs. You will be redirected to our new URLs when you visit. If you prefer… Continue reading