Inside Wellcome's digital library project

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Inside Wellcome's digital library project

A blacked out room at the top of Euston's Wellcome Library, filled with crates full of books is the site of a major project that aims to save a piece of medical history. 

A team are working to digitise millions of 19th century book collections related to medicine. 

Since the project began in October they have scanned over 2.5 million pages, often doing around 800 images an hour. Their goal is to scan 16-17 million pages by 2016. 

Once finished the material will be available to access for free through the Internet Archives. 

London Live spoke to some of those working on the project.

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