Cataloguing the Correspondence of Henry Gray

As the RCVS Knowledge Archives and Digitisation assistant, my main duties are to scan the historical material, upload it to our Digital Collections website and take part in the promotion of the collection. In recent months, I have worked on a side project: cataloguing the personal correspondence and research papers of veterinary surgeon Henry Gray (1865-1939). One of the […]

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Free library support for authors of Knowledge Summaries

If you are thinking about writing a Knowledge Summary but wondering how to identify and get hold of the full text of relevant articles on your chosen topic help is at hand! The Library & Information Services team will work with you to identify the key search terms for each element of your PICO question […]

Veterinary Evidence Goes Audio

Finding the main points and conclusions of a paper can be challenging and time consuming for busy clinicians, especially when you have a patient in your practice and want to know what the current best evidence relating to their condition is. This is why we are introducing Audio Summaries of our popular Knowledge Summaries. These […]

Living Pictures – Vet History Podcast

This year, RCVS Knowledge were very pleased to participate in an internship scheme organised by the Kings College London History department. MA student Abbie Latham spent a few months with us, reading and transcribing Fred Smith’s Boer War letters. She also recorded the following podcast, in which she explores aspects of the letters relating to […]

Happy 160th Birthday Fred Smith!

  Today, 19th April, marks 160 years since the birth of Frederick Smith in 1857. I’m going to take this opportunity to tell you a bit more about the man, and what I like about him, after spending over a year working with his papers.   Potted History of Smith Smith was born in Hull, […]

Call for Livestock PICOs

Veterinary Evidence is working to offer quality content for the livestock veterinary community, but to do this we need your help! From our Prioritisation Project we received PICOs covering five topics: equine, canine emergency, feline emergency, canine and feline. But we have had very few livestock questions submitted. Please tell us what topics and questions you […]

Introducing Helena!

Hi, my name is Helena and I am the new Archive and Digitisation assistant. My role, like Adele’s before me, is to assist in the digitisation and online accessibility of documents within the archive and historical book collection.  I hope to one day become a fully qualified archivist so this role is a wonderful opportunity […]