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  • Names (6): Deduplication at scale
    Having written several blogs setting out ideas and thoughts about challenges with names, this post sets out some of our plans going forwards in order to create name records for a national aggregator; something that can work at scale and in a sustainable way. The technical work is largely being undertaken by Knowledge Integration, our...
  • Comic strips and seaside holidays: unexpected stories from the Save the Children Archive
    Archives Hub feature for September 2020 The Save the Children (SCF) archive, held at the Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham, charts the development of the charity from its creation in 1919. The collection includes a wealth of material relating to the charity’s founder, Eglantyne Jebb, and these papers provide a fascinating insight into how...
  • Names (5): The Problem of anonymity
    It is easy to focus on names that represent fairly well known people.  But one of the challenges for archives is to work with little known people – names that represent someone who is referenced in a catalogue – maybe they are indexed because they are a correspondent for example – they appear in one...

RSS Dame Cicely Saunders Cataloguing project, King’s College London

  • Happy birthday, Cicely: welcome to your archive!
    To mark what would have been Cicely Saunders’ 98th birthday, I’m pleased to announce that the archives of this inspirational …Continue reading →
  • Palliative Care Records Workshop
    On 15th December 2015, King’s College London Archives hosted a workshop on palliative care records to mark the completion of …Continue reading →
  • Christmas at St Christopher’s
    Christmas at St Christopher’s Hospice was a special and poignant time of year for patients, their families and staff at …Continue reading →

RSS London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Library & Archives blog

  • Library Inductions for new students: welcome to our Library services
    Library & Archives Service blog Library Inductions for new students. Welcome to all our new students! We look forward to... Library & Archives Service blog - News & features from LAS
  • Sleeping Sickness records
    Library & Archives Service blog The LSHTM Archives hold a number of collections relating to sleeping sickness or African trypanosomiasis,... Library & Archives Service blog - News & features from LAS
  • The COVID Symptom Study needs you!
    Library & Archives Service blog The COVID Symptom Study is led by researchers at King’s College London and health science... Library & Archives Service blog - News & features from LAS

RSS Lothian Health Services Archive

RSS Museum of the Mind blog

RSS Remedia

  • Vitamin B Complexities
    By Karen Reeds This post is part of the series ‘What Should I Eat? Why?’ commissioned in collaboration with H-Net Nutrition by series editors Kristen Ann Ehrenberger and Lisa Haushofer. Posts will appear simultaneously on both sites. Please visit and
  • What Should I Eat?: The Influence of a Food Editor
    By Kimberly Wilmot Voss This post is part of the series ‘What Should I Eat? Why?’ commissioned in collaboration with H-Net Nutrition by series editors Kristen Ann Ehrenberger and Lisa Haushofer. Posts will appear simultaneously on both sites. Please visit
  • What Should I Not Eat? Cleansing Foods
    By Cristina Hanganu-Bresch This post is part of the series ‘What Should I Eat? Why?’ commissioned in collaboration with H-Net Nutrition by series editors Kristen Ann Ehrenberger and Lisa Haushofer. Posts will appear simultaneously on both sites. Please visit and

RSS Royal College of Surgeons of England Library blog

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RSS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Historical Collections Blog

  • Archives on your Digital Doorstop – Overcome the Lockdown!
    This Friday is our Annual Royal College Day – which due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be the first to involve a virtual AGM! The Annual General Meeting has taken place since the very beginning of the RCVS in 1844, with official announcements published in the London Gazette, and voting for new Council members recorded […]
  • Vet History PhD – Introducing Jane!
    This is the first of a series of blog posts by PhD student Jane Davidson, who began her studies with RCVS Knowledge and the University of Kent in Autumn 2019. Click here for more information about this project, or follow Jane’s Twitter feed and hashtag #phdbythesea   I imagine that this period of change and […]
  • RCVS Vet History Transcription Project
    [Please note: Due to the high number of responses to this call for volunteers, we are currently unable to accept any more people onto the project. We hope to expand the project in the future, so please keep an eye on this blog for further opportunities.] The Vet History team have been quiet on this […]

RSS The Anatomy Lab

  • An Eagle’s Skull
    Our Human Remains Conservator was doing some work for our new Body Voyager galleries when she came across a skull which had an unusual feature. In this blog she explains what makes this feature so rare and tells us more about the condition that caused it. Sometimes in a museum you find things you aren’t... […]
  • The history of vaccination – learning to hoodwink immunological memory
    In this latest blog our Senior Research Fellow, Professor Ken Donaldson, takes us through the history of vaccination. As we all wait for a vaccine against Covid-19, it’s timely to consider the history of vaccination and its nature. The basis of vaccination is that serious infection by a virus or bacterium can be prevented by... […]
  • Medicine and the law: the common historical origins of Public Health and Forensic Medicine
    In this post our Senior Research Fellow, Professor Ken Donaldson, details the historical origins of Public Health and Forensic Medicine. Most people are fascinated by crime and by medicine and so when the two come together, as they do in forensic medicine, then a doubly interesting narrative emerges. This is reflected in the massive amount... […]

RSS The John Rylands Library Special Collection Blog

RSS TIHR Archive Project

  • #16 Social Dreaming Matrix and Review during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 25th June
    16th and final session of the series. This session was different to the previous ones as it included a 30-minute review of the whole series along with the dreaming matrix and review. 7 dreams – 26 associations 51 participants (incl 3 staff) Themes from the dream matrix and review There were themes to do with […]
  • #15 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 22nd June
    41 attendees including hosts, facilitators. 13 dreams 44 associations Dream 1: In a parking lot ready to go camping along several people. A poor white family is across from him, rambling about his license plate. He was from a different place. Then he approaches them and people move out and son pulls a gun into him.  He […]
  • #14 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 18th June
    34 people presents (3 host/ facilitators + 31 participants) 11 Dreams and 36 associations were presented Some themes: A longing for touch (but it is not allowed) (: inappropriate touching, colleagues in hotel room, sensational affair, an old friend visits in a dream,  during SDM wanting to show sympathy for loss of other participants but […]

RSS University of Stirling Archives

RSS Wellcome Library

  • Goodbye from Wellcome Library blog
    It’s goodbye from the Wellcome Library blog. The blog is closing and will no longer be updated. Thank you to those that have read the blog, shared it and posted comments. I hope all our readers have enjoyed being able… Continue reading
  • Close encounters: a manuscripts workshop
    A free manuscripts workshop for PhD students at Wellcome Collection, 01 June 2018 Engaging with an artefact from the past is often a powerful experience, eliciting emotional and sensory, as well as analytical, responses. Researchers in the library at Wellcome… Continue reading
  • Arabo-Persian physiological theories in late Imperial China
    The last seminar in the 2017–18 History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series takes place on Tuesday 27 February. Speaker: Dr Dror Weil (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) Bodies translated: the circulation of Arabo-Persian physiological theories in late… Continue reading