Tag Archives: Wellcome Library

Old medical publications support new learners and researchers

(8 May 2017) A £1m project to digitise more than 15 million pages of 19th century medical texts has just finished and the material is now available online for free. It has taken three years to convert these historic published works for use in the 21st century by learners, teachers and researchers. Covering much more […]


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ProQuest completes digitization of rare books at Wellcome Library

(9 June 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich.) ProQuest’s renowned Early European Books (EEB) program now includes nearly 10,000 digitized titles and more than 4 million pages from the Wellcome Library, the pre-eminent collection in Europe devoted to the history of medicine and related topics. In collaboration during the past five years with its scanning vendor, Numen, […]


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NLM and Wellcome Library to make 150 years of biomedical journals freely available online

(10 April 2014) Representatives of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Wellcome Trust recently signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to make thousands of complete back issues of historically-significant biomedical journals freely available online. The terms of the MOU include a donation of GBP750,000 (USD1.2 million) to the NLM that […]


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Historical medical books database gets a boost from Jisc and Wellcome Library partnership

(25 March 2014)  Today the Wellcome Library and Jisc are pleased to announce that they have strengthened their successful working relationship by signing a new three year agreement for the digitisation of more than 10 million pages of 19th century published works. The details are here.


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Rare Malay newspaper in the Wellcome Library

(31 January 2014) SEALG reports on The Wellcome Library’s digitisation programme including important Asian collections especially pertaining to medicine, religious practices, divination and magic, including Malay, Batak and Javanese manuscripts (described in Ricklefs & Voorhoeve 1982). Wellcome Images, another digitisation initiative of the Wellcome Library, makes available a wealth of images, including images from Malay manuscripts […]


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Thousands of years of visual culture made free through Wellcome Images

(20 January 2014)  Over 100,000 images ranging from ancient medical manuscripts to etchings by artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Francisco Goya are now available for free download as hi-res images on the Wellcome Images website. Drawn from the historical holdings of the world-renowned Wellcome Library, the images are being released under the Creative […]


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