Category Archives: Library

RCVS Archives Project: Next steps

As you will have gathered from the previous blog by our Archivist Lorna, the Archives Project here at RCVS Knowledge is well under way. Whilst Lorna is currently getting to grips with the collections (and Fred Smith’s handwriting) I have been recruited … Continue reading

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Seasons greetings

Wishing all our followers a fun filled festive season.

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Seasons greetings

Wishing all our followers a fun filled festive season.

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Happy 125th Birthday

A 125 years ago today the first issue of the Veterinary Record was published.  I have written about its founder William Hunting and his reasons for starting the journal before.  In fact I walk past a reminder of this everyday as … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Pet Month – a selection of open access resources on small animal medicine

This year National Pet Month runs from 1 April- 6 May.  As their web site says they are on a mission to: help promote responsible pet ownership across the UK highlight the important work of pet care professionals and working … Continue reading

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The importance of evidence

 Recently I have attended two events:  the Trust organised symposium on Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM)* The sceptical vet: eminence or evidence? and the 50th anniversary meeting of the Veterinary History Society (VHS) The EBVM event was the first time in the … Continue reading

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Spoken Histories

If you listen to Radio 4 regularly you can’t have failed to have heard the trailers for The Listening Project.  The Listening Project is a partnership between BBC Radio 4, BBC local and national radio stations, and the British Library … Continue reading

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Share and share alike

It has often been said that research is about “standing on the shoulders of giants”, what has been done before is of fundamental importance to new discoveries. Crucial to this is access to research – a subject that has been … Continue reading

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Celebrating women’s achievements

Thousands of events will take place around the world tomorrow to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD).  This day has been observed, in one incarnation or another, for over 100 years.   Today, IWD celebrates women’s achievements and looks forward to a bright, … Continue reading

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Reading for Pleasure

Today is World book day.  Some of us will remember the £1 book tokens given out at school, picking out our favourite book at the book shop and rushing home to read it– today is definitely a day for the … Continue reading

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