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  • Names (4): Ethics and identity
    As archivists, we deal with ethical issues a good deal.  But the ability to link disparate and diverse data sources opens up new challenges in this area, and I wanted to explore this a bit. If you do a general search for ethics and data, top of the list comes health. An interesting example of...
  • Here’s a riddle: how can you work in an Archive Centre when you can’t work in an Archive Centre?
    Archives Hub feature for July 2020 It’s a dilemma in this strange and worrying time. The collections are there, you know this. You know they are safe. For the time being, for you to remain safe, for all of us to remain safe, you can’t go near them. But this is your job, and much...
  • Names (3): One name record to bind them
    It has been great to get comments and feedback around names, and I wanted to expand upon something that a few people have commented on….the ideal of one ‘authority record’ for one person or organisation.   The above diagram is a proposal for the relationships we might have – note that is it a working...

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

RSS Lothian Health Services Archive

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    Hello, I am afraid we don't have access to the original edition since we're working from home at present. It looks like the poem was on one page of the magazine only (and so is unsigned), but I can check if there is a second page with more verses and an attribution. Contributions to the […]

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

  • The discovery of the nature of infectious disease
    From the mystery of fever to germ theory our Senior Research Fellow, Professor Ken Donaldson, discusses the discovery of infectious diseases throughout history. The mystery of ‘Fever’ The current pandemic serves to remind us that our environment teems with microbes that we can’t see, at least not with the naked eye.  Luckily very few of... […]
  • Surgical Complications
    In this blog our Human Remains Conservator, Cat Irving, talks about what happens on the rare occasion an item gets left behind inside the patient after surgery. When a patient is being stitched up after surgery, one hopes that nothing has been left inside the body that shouldn’t be there. Unfortunately it happens. Usually someone... […]
  • The Discovery of Viruses
    As our lives have been greatly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic it’s hard to imagine a world without viruses. But when were viruses discovered? Our Senior Research Fellow, Professor Ken Donaldson, takes us through the history of viruses. The current pandemic serves to remind us that the first discovery of viruses was only one hundred... […]

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

  • object of the week
    While the Pathfoot Building is closed, the Art Collection will each week focus on some…Read the postobject of the week
  • Dancers! Protest!
    Top 5 Musicians’ Union leaflets 5. Dancers! Protest! (undated) The 1930s were a challenging time…Read the postDancers! Protest!
  • University portraits
    This week’s #BeConnected Explore Our Campus blog looks at some of the University portraits which hang in the…Read the postUniversity portraits

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