Wellcome Library's medical collection goes digital in Egypt
- Wellcome Library's medical collection goes digital in Egypt
24 Hour Museum [UK], 15/09/2008
A pioneering new partnership between the Wellcome Library in London and
Egypt's Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) will help reveal the story of early
medicine in the Eastern world and enable rare materials to be
universally accessible for the first time. The Wellcome Library will be
making items available from its collection of rare materials relating to
both Ancient and Modern Egypt in digital form to BA for the first time.
These items will eventually become part of BA's own online library and
will also feature in the World Digital Library, a portal to cultural
content worldwide. The material from the Wellcome Library consists of
visual, documentary, manuscript and printed material in several
languages and will enhance BA's current resources.