Science on a plate: the natural sciences through glass slides, 1870-1930


  • University of Edinburgh

Project summary

Edinburgh University Library has a collection of almost 3,500 glass positive slides from the 19th and 20th centuries covering a vast array of subjects. The collection has been conserved and catalogued as part of the Wellcome-funded Towards Dolly project. Currently, it is only possible to access the slides in person, which limits their accessibility and use. This project is to digitally photograph the collection and unite it with the existing catalogue metadata, enabling free online access and cross-searching.