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  • 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

  • Epidemiology and Infection journal now online


    Epidemiology and Infection journal backfiles are now freely available online in the PubMed Central archive. This journal runs from 1901 to 1996 (up to 1986 it was titled The Journal of Hygiene). The Wellcome Trust worked in collaboration with the… Continue reading

  • New Copy Services area


    The Library yesterday launched its newly refurbished Copy Services area. Gone are the photocopiers and in their place are two self-service book scanners which enable you to save your scans as well as print them. The new scanners complement the… Continue reading

  • New Product Trials


    The Library has set up trials for the following products: American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections “The AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: 1691-1820 presents 550 titles dating from 1693 through 1820. The collection represents over two centuries of print culture,… Continue reading

  • Happy 1st Birthday Wellcome Blog!


    The Wellcome Library Blog was born a year ago today. On that day, a small group of staff at the Library decided to try to bring our audiences closer to the holdings and work of the Library in an engaging,… Continue reading

  • Rackstrow’s Museum


    Exquisite Bodies, the Wellcome Collection exhibition which closes this Sunday, aims to provide a history of the anatomical model in the nineteenth century. The show begins however, with an introduction to anatomical museums in the eighteenth century. One of the… 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

  • John Symons


    We were saddened to learn of the death last week of John Symons, former Curator of Early Printed Books and a long-time member of the Library’s staff. Though John had suffered from ill health since his early retirement in 2005,… Continue reading

  • Congratulations to Catherine Draycott


    Catherine Draycott, Head of Wellcome Images, has been selected by the Royal Photographic Society for its Combined Royal Colleges Medal for 2009. The award was established in 1958 with the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of… Continue reading