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Decolonial practice for library collections, part 2

The Library uses the Barnard Classification Scheme to organise print resources into subject-related categories.  Cyril Barnard was the School’s first professional librarian, and he wrote his A classification for medical and veterinary libraries in 1936, amended in 1955.  There was an urgent need to update the…

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Decolonial practice for library collections, part 1

University library collections support the teaching and research demands placed by the organisation in which they are embedded.  Not only are resources in collections dominated by thought and knowledge creation of the global north, but several library practices contribute to this colonial bias. The nature of library collections has…

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Henry Vandyke Carter (1831-1897): LSHTM Rare Books blog series No. 1

HENRY VANDYKE CARTER (1831-1897) : author of On Leprosy and Elephantiasis,  and the artist for Gray’s Anatomy. 

Gray’s Anatomy is a classic medical textbook, used by doctors, anatomists and medical artists.  Yet, despite Henry Gray’s (1826/27-1861) scholarly text running to 720 pages…

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Your chance to have your say!

We’re seeking your feedback on how we’ve been doing during this academic year. If you’re a student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) should have received an email from the Library asking you three questions:

Overall how satisfied are you with the LSHTM…

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Effective Literature Searching: ‘refresher’ summary training sessions for MSc students – booking now available.

These take place on: Tuesday 11th May 09:00 to 11:00Thursday 13th May 15:30 to 17:30Friday 15th May 12:00 to 14:00

Tuesday 22nd June 09:00 to 11:00Wednesday 23rd June 15:30 to 17:30Thursday 24th June 12:00 to 14:00

All the…

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Decolonising the Archive: Creative response to Roads to Africa film

By Lioba Hirsch, Research Fellow, Faculty of Department of Public Health, Environments and Society, LSHTM, with poem by Parise Carmichael-Murphy

The LSHTM Archives contain a multitude of documents and materials, which reflect the white gaze. Working in the archives, and especially when researching the school’s work during British…

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My copy of Barnard with annonations

30 years ago ..

I finished washing up my side plate, spoon and cereal bowl and replaced them carefully in “my” cupboard in the shared kitchen. I went down the corridor to my bedsit room, the front downstairs room, shielded from the street by net curtains, and collected my bag. It was a Wednesday…

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eJournals – making the most of online journal platforms

The pandemic has meant a lot of changes with how the Library is delivering its collections service for staff and students. With all courses currently being taught online, and the inability to access the physical collection, this has meant a sharp increase in access to electronic journals.

The library now…

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Joseph Sonnabend collection

We were very sad to hear about the death of Dr Joseph Sonnabend on 24 January 2021 at the age of 88. In 2014, Joseph Sonnabend deposited a large collection of his archives with the LSHTM Archives Service. Sonnabend was not connected to the School but we received an urgent…

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E-books and how to use them

This year we have received a lot of enquiries from students and staff, including some of my library colleagues, about how to use e-books : how to read them, how to download, whether you need to use special software to download, and limits on how much you can copy or…

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