Boots Archive have recently received funding from the Wellcome Trust to help develop its collections through The Wellcome’s Research Resources Grants Fund. On 7th October there will be a chance to hear more about Boots Archive’s experience and the Fund in general. This is an excellent opportunity for business archives to find out more about the opportunities offered by the Wellcome Foundation for projects to increase access to material which has a link to wellbeing or health in its widest form.
The programme is as follows:
10.30 – Introduction and plan for the session – Sophie Clapp, Boots Archive
10. 45 – Intro to Research Resources Scheme (and initial questions) – Chris Hassan, Wellcome Trust
11. 15 – Boots: why we wanted to transform our service, approach taken & learnings – Boots Archive, SC
11.45 – Boots: Rediscovering the Boots Archive -project delivery, decisions taken & learnings – Hannah Jenkinson, Boots Archive
12.15 – LUNCH
1.00 – Tour of Wellcome – Ross MacFarlane, Wellcome Library
1.30 – Dr Richard Hornsey, History Department, University of Nottingham: Providing an insight into the researcher’s experience
2.00 – Boots: Assessing the benefits and next steps – Judith Wright, Boots Archive
2.30 – Coffee
2.45 – Q&A panel session – Boots team, Dr Richard Hornsey and Chris Hassan
3.15 – Finish
The meeting will take place in the Burroughs Room at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre. Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided.
To book please contact Sophie Clapp at firstname.lastname@example.org
The general HARG meeting was held at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the morning of 20 July 2016. The meeting was well attended with representatives from twelve institutions chiefly based in London and the South East. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the future role of HARG and to demonstrate the new website. This was followed by a presentation by Katherine Chorley (UCL) on her research on the impact of open data on the health sector and news updates from attending members.
For more information about the meeting, please see attached meeting minutes: HARG_general_meeting_minutes_July_2016.
The next meeting will be held in Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh on Friday 23 September 2016. The agenda will be published shortly.
[Posted on behalf of Teresa Doherty, Royal College of Nursing]
You may have seen some press releases / twitter / facebook information about our launch yesterday with Ancestry for Nursing records.
“Three major new collections of nursing records could show you whether your relatives helped save lives. With over 70 years of information available, you can now search for ancestors who were nurses between 1891 and 1968.
With names, addresses and enrolment dates from nurses registered with the Royal College of Nursing you can easily follow new branches of your family tree.
And there is more to discover from the Wellcome Library collection. If your relative was registered with the Queen’s Nursing Institute you could open up valuable new lines of enquiry, including the place where your ancestor was educated.”
There’s a nice article here: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/over-16-million-nursing-records-hit-web and a blog post from our Chief Executive here: http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2016/08/11/history-of-nursing-captured-in-new-nursing-registers/
Our website has a really good set of guides available to support users https://www.rcn.org.uk/library/services/family-history
Please follow us on twitter @RCNLibraries and help advertise this amazing resource
The next meeting will be held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London from 10am to 12pm on 20 July 2016.
The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:
1. Welcome and introductions
2. Demonstration of new HARG website: Chris Olver, King’s College London
3. Discussion of future direction of HARG
4. Discussion of the impact of open data on health sector (led by Katherine Chorley, University College London)
5. Latest Sector News
6. Open forum
7. Arrangements for next meeting
The agenda can be downloaded from the following link: HARG meeting agenda_June