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Archive Plans for 2017

The Archives team had a successful year in 2016, working on lots of exciting projects and welcoming our new team member, Alison as part time Archives Assistant. We are all looking forward to an exciting year in 2017 with more projects and plenty of dissemination opportunities. Here are just some…

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Applying Data Collection Tools in Research – 17th January

Location: Manson theatre, LSHTM building, Keppel Street Date: 17th January, 12.30-2pm The LSHTM Research Data Management Service will be hosting a lunchtime seminar on January 17th to discuss the use of mobile devices to perform data collection in the field. Three case studies will be presented, each covering a data collection tool used in a specific research study. Speakers will discuss the benefits and limitations of each tool and provide recommendations for how they may be applied in your own work. Read more

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Collection of the Month – Major H S Leeson

This month the LSHTM Archives are celebrating travel archives and what better way to celebrate then to select the Leeson archive as Collection of the Month!

Major H S Leeson a Liverpudlian entomologist, taught at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1909 until he joined the Royal Army Medical…

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2017 Updates to MeSH released

The 2017 update to the Medline thesaurus (MeSH) has been released. This adds new terminology, edits obsolete terminology and reorganises subject trees to keep the thesaurus current. References added to Medline from now on will be indexed using the updated terminology. Please note that changes are not retrospectively applied.
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How to make sure the journal you choose will comply with your funder requirements…and so make sure they pay!

A vitally important question, this one. The Wellcome Trust (who last year gave us £208,038 for open access publishing charges) have announced that they will not be paying charges for publications which fail to meet their requirements.

has done the legwork so you don’t have to.

 

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Download statistics on Research Online

Where are our downloads from on LSHTM Research Online?

Ever wondered who’s reading the documents we have squirrelled away in Research Online? Pop along to http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/cgi/stats/report/ and get your hands on information that might surprise you.

For example, who’d’ve thought that in the last year, two downloads, not one…

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Christmas cards from India to Sir Ronald Ross

While the collection at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine archives includes a wide variety of material on tropical medicine and the related scientific papers, included within these collections are the occasional treat – in this case, a Christmas treat!

Sir Ronald Ross’ collection here at the archive includes…

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World AIDS Day: AIDS Social History Programme

To mark World AIDS Day, we are profiling some of the School’s HIV and AIDS collections which are available for the research community to access.

The AIDS Social History Programme collection was created as a documentary archive for the project that ran at the School from 1988 to 1994…

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World AIDS Day Posters 2016

An exhibition to mark World AIDS Day is now on display in the Library. The exhibition contains AIDS awareness campaign posters, leaflets and ephemera from the 1980s and 1990s.

The posters and ephemera were brought together from a wide range of European countries, including Russia, Romania and Switzerland and were…

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Sir Ronald Ross’s Slides under the Microscope

In 2015, students from the History & Health MSc module suggested that we put Sir Ronald Ross’s collection of malarial slides under the microscope. This collection, dating from the 1890s, in its beautiful wooden box, is one of my favourite items in the archive, so I have to admit…

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