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Mark (the librarian) looked up from a pile of pamphlets on nutrition and water supply and mused “why are these ‘bex-ee’ (BEXY) and ‘sez-ee’ (SEZY)?” As a young twenty something with (mostly) one thing on his mind he was no doubt hoping there would be books bearing the…

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – January 2014

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LSHTM Research Online kicked started the New Year with another month of high downloads. In January nearly 17, 000 full text papers were downloaded from the site, with China, Germany and the…

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World Cancer Day

To support World Cancer Day, we thought that we would highlight some of the collections in the Archives that relate to Cancer. Although this was not a core topic that was researched in the early years of the School, there are a number of collections where there is a wealth…

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Spotlight on the Library’s Report Series Collection

One day last week, for a bit of light relief from staring at my computer screen, I decided to browse through some of the volumes from the Library’s Report Series Collection.

I was flicking through some pages of the ‘Report on the Work of the School’ for 1931/32…

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Family History Mystery

Christine Rooke, who lives in Norfolk, was keen to learn more about her father, Leopold Abram. He was born on December 8th 1913 and grew up in Plumstead, South London. Chrisitne was born in 1947, and her father sadly died of cancer at the age of 46.  As 2013 was…

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Leprosy collections in the Archives

To support World Leprosy Day on 26 January, we thought that we would highlight some of the collections that contain material on leprosy.

We hold one file of papers of Stanley George Browne, (1907-1986). These reflect his work and interest in the field of leprology and contain manuscripts and…

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Drop-In Session: Open Access/Copyright/E-Theses – Monday 27th January 2-3pm

 

We will be in the canteen at Tavistock Place on Monday 27th January 2-3pm to answer any queries you may have on open acces publishing, meeting RCUK, Wellcome funder requirements, covering open access fees, predatory publishers, complying with copyright laws, using images, videos in your work or teaching…

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Ejournal usage: it’s not just about the numbers

The start of January saw a flurry of ejournal usage statistics collation for the SCONUL statistical return.  COUNTER JR1 reports were downloaded, which for LSHTM Library includes from individual publishers, the ingentaconnect platform, and JUSP (Journal Usage Statistics Portal).  JR1 reports measure the number of successful full-text monthly article…

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Starting to think about your Summer Project?

If you’re a London based MSc student, you’ve hopefully already got some ideas about possible Summer Project topics. Whether you’re in the initial planning stages or starting to develop your project proposal and completing your CARE form you will probably find that you need to do a…

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AIDS Social History Programme catalogue is now complete

 

The AIDS Social History Programme collection has now been catalogued and can be accessed via the LSHTM archive catalogue. This is the second of the six collections to be made available as part of the Wellcome Trust funded ‘Cataloguing and Preservation of the HIV/AIDS Collections at LSHTM’ project…

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