The medical and scientific letters of Dr. David Livingstone online. (360G-Wellcome-078681_Z_05_Z)
Interim (pilot) funding is required to sustain and develop a major online initiative whilst a full grant proposal is researched and written to publish the medical and scientific letters of Dr David Livingstone. The start-up funding (which ends in July) has been provided by the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL and used to support Dr Michael Hawkins whose technical expertise has been essential to initiating the project. We have already established editorial policies and encoding guidelines, transcribed the 70 Livingstone letters held in the Wellcome Library's collection and constructed an alpha version of the site for in-house testing and review. This period of development will involve: Establish an open review process to refine technological policies to ensure best web practice for the beta version of the site. Consolidate links with the National Library of Scotland and Blantyre and also explore links with the archives containing relevant Livingstone material, including the British Library and SOAS. Refine our editorial and transcription policies so that the letters can be put to best scholarly use. Explore online archiving and digital preservation with both UCL and the Arts and Humanities Data Service. Establish outreach potential and identify key means of presenting the material to a wider audience.
£15,418 22 Nov 2005