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Women in Science: Hilda Phoebe Hudson

Ada Lovelace Day is a great chance to remind ourselves of all the women who have contributed to science, technology, engineering and maths throughout their various histories and who may have been forgotten somewhere along the way. We at the LSHTM archives have been researching the mathematician Dr Hilda Phoebe…

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – September 2014

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Last month LSHTM Research Online had over 21,700 full text papers downloaded. The top three downloading countries last month were Germany, US and France.  Below are the top five downloaded papers for…

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How do you say it?

How do you say it?

 

Borrow (verb)   “take and use something belonging to someone else with the intention of returning it”

“May I borrow this book?”

“May I take this book out?”

The emphasis is on removing the item from the custody of the library for the permitted period…

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Newly launched Charity Open Access Fund (COAF)

Arthritis Research UK Breast Cancer Campaign  British Heart Foundation  Cancer Research UK Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Wellcome Trust (including WELMEC) From today (October 1 2014), the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) provides the School with money to cover the cost of article processing charges (APCs) for peer reviewed research, funded wholly or partly by one or more of these UK medical research charities:

  • Arthritis Research UK
  • Breast Cancer Campaign
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
  • Wellcome Trust (including WELMEC)
COAF has been established for an initial two-year pilot period, beginning today (1 October 2014). The Wellcome Trust will administer COAF on behalf of the partners for the pilot phase. The partners hope that other Association of Medical Research Charities members will join the Fund over time. COAF funds may only be used to pay open access article processing charges, not to cover other charges that some journals may levy, such as page and colour charges. Where these apply, researchers must use other funds to meet these costs. Read more

Class of 1914

For all the new students, we thought that it would be nice to meet the students from 100 years ago. In 1914, the School ran three sessions during the year; the 46th session began in October 1914 and ran to December. 23 students attended, this was made up of 19…

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A Tibetan doctor holding his family's medical texts (Theresia Hofer, Wellcome Images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wellcomeimages/14933009688/)

Update: Wellcome Trust open access policy for monographs & book chapters

The Wellcome Trust has extended its open access policy to include scholarly monographs and book chapters authored or co-authored by Trust grantholders that arise as part of their grant funded research.

As of today the extended policy applies to all grantholders who were awarded a grant before 1 October…

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A warm welcome to our new students from the Library & Archives Service

There’s a lot of excitement in the Library at present as we prepare for the new academic year.  We have already welcomed the first intake of students on the Diploma in Tropical Nursing; yesterday afternoon we ran Library tours for our international students; and next week will be the…

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Improving Health in Wartime seminar series

After a summer break, the Improving Health in Wartime seminar series starts again on Tuesday 9 September with a lunchtime and evening session. This series has been designed to complement the Improving Health in Wartime exhibition currently on display in the Keppel Street foyer and which shows how tropical medicine…

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – August 2014

Image caption: Metric Mania by Batega. License: CC-BY

Last month LSHTM Research Online had over 21,000 full text papers downloaded. The top three downloading countries last month were Germany, US and France.  Below are the top five downloaded papers for August:

Lockman, S; Shapiro, RL; Smeaton, LM; Wester…

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Work Experience in the LSHTM Archives: HIV/AIDS Cataloguing Project

Author: Megan McGill 

Megan has been on a work placement in the archives

 
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health collection contains over seven-hundred descriptions of posters relating to AIDS/HIV from around Europe, giving education on the disease, as…

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