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  • Behind the Scenes: Imaging Services


    In this installment of Behind the Scenes, we take you into the world of the in-house photography team. Richard Everett, Head of the Imaging department, leads a team of four members of staff who carry out all the imaging services… Continue reading

  • Ice, dust and sweat: a closed week report


    As certain as death and taxes, so it goes that the Wellcome Library’s annual closed week was held during a stretch of particularly glorious summer weather. Huddled away in the frigid, windowless stores and in back offices of 183 Euston… Continue reading

  • New Wellcome Library home page


    Today we unveil Wellcome Library’s new home page. We want to give you the answers to your most frequently-asked questions on the very first page of our website. So our address, contact details and visiting information, including our opening hours,… Continue reading

  • New product trial: The Illustrated London News Historical Archive


    The Wellcome Library has set up a free trial for The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, which you can access through the Library catalogue. The trial runs until the 20th May, and we would really appreciate some feedback about the… Continue reading

  • Announcement of Wellcome Book Prize Judges


    Announced today is the new panel of judges for the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize. Chaired by Clive Anderson, former barrister, comedy writer and presenter, the panel includes writer and former Man Booker judge Maggie Gee; writer, professor and former… Continue reading

  • John Symons


    Many readers of this blog will have met or corresponded with John Symons, who was a librarian at the Wellcome Library for many years and the Library’s specialist on early printed books. As reported here at the time, John died… Continue reading

  • Behind the Scenes: Moving Image and Sound Collection


    April finds us in the Moving Image and Sound Collection (MISC) department – the team behind the cataloguing, curation and public services related to the Wellcome Library’s collection of historic and modern audio-visual material. The department is headed by Angela… Continue reading

  • New Wellcome Library online subscriptions


    The Wellcome Library has recently taken out a subscription to Oxford Art Online, which offers the ability to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference works in one location. The resource covers all… Continue reading

  • Behind the Scenes: The Support Services Team


      In this month’s installment of Behind the Scenes, we look at one of the most active teams in the Library – the Support Services Team (SST). Lead by Damian Nicolaou, the 6-strong team lies within the Collections Management department… Continue reading

  • New Head of the Wellcome Library


    A new Head of the Wellcome Library has been appointed. Dr Simon Chaplin started his new position at the beginning of February. Dr Chaplin was Director of Museums and Special Collections at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, where… Continue reading