‘A Corporate Humanity’ – Cataloguing the Records of the Glasgow Public Health Department

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Alison Scott, Project Archivist, Glasgow City Archives The Wellcome Trust is funding a project to catalogue the records of the Glasgow Public Health Department and its predecessor authorities. Glasgow paid a heavy price for being the ‘second city of the empire’. Rapid industrialisation led to over-crowding and dangerous levels of pollution. The resulting effects on […]

Upcoming event: ‘Cracking the case note conundrum’ – Lothian Health Services Archive, Edinburgh, Wednesday 19th October 2016

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LHSA holds over one million patient case notes covering a wide variety of medical specialties. These folder-based case notes contain a range of documents relating to patient care, and can be a rich primary archival source for an array of historical, scientific and medical disciplines. Cataloguing such records, however, can be a difficult undertaking. As […]

Hosting HARG

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By Ruth Honeybone, Manager of the Lothian Health Archives LHSA has been a member of the Health Archives and Records Group (HARG) for a long while, and today is the second time in five years that we’ve hosted their AGM. HARG is a group of archivists and records managers with responsibility for health records across […]

Towards Dolly: animal genetics archives at the University of Edinburgh

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Clare Button, Project Archivist, University of Edinburgh   Today, Edinburgh is world-renowned as a centre for animal genetics and genomics. This history stretches back over a century, and has left a rich documentary record. Over the past four years, Edinburgh University Library Special Collections has received two large grants as well as a scoping and […]

Scottish Records Association Conference 2016: Public healthcare in Scotland before the NHS.

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The full programme for this year’s Scottish Records Association Conference is now available to view online at: https://sraconference2016.wordpress.com/registration/information/ Bookings will close on the 24th October but those wishing to book are advised to do so soon as space may be limited.   The conference will take place on Friday 4th November at the AK Bell Library in […]