Monday, August 23, 2010

BBC audio slideshow "The secret of life" highlights Wellcome digitisation project

























The BBC has published an audio slideshow about the Wellcome Library's newly announced digitisation project. The slideshow focuses primarily on the Crick archive, which, at 300 boxes of material, represents some quarter of a million pages to be made freely available online at the end of a 2 year pilot project.

Dr Simon Chaplin, Head of the Wellcome Library, narrates the slideshow describing the content, the significance of Crick's research and the impact this online resource will have on the research community.

Images in the slideshow feature key items from the Crick archive (and other collections to be digitised related to the foundations of genetic research). The images also provide a behind the scenes view of conservation, preparation and photography.

 
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