Visit of RCSEd staff to LHSA

On Wednesday, staff from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) Library and Special Collections visited for a tour of LHSA facilities in Edinburgh University Library (EUL). Laura and Ruth gave them a tour of the reading room, conservation studio, office space and store rooms. A number of treasured and representative items from LHSA’s collection were displayed to them, including the 1807 charter of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, photographs of royal visits, and promotional material from the HIV/AIDS collections which were recently added to the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register. Laura explained how LHSA receives new material and responds to enquiries whilst Ruth described how the conservation requirements of the records are met and the ways in which LHSA collaborates with other departments within the Centre for Research Collections at EUL. 

LHSA records on show in the Viewing Room

The photo shows Marianne, College Librarian, and Steven, Assistant Librarian, being shown collection items in the Viewing Room by Ruth and Laura. This tour was a reciprocal visit, following on from the LHSA staff tour of the RCSEd Library, which took place on 8th April this year. Such professional visits are invaluable for building up links between different organisations and sharing information and ideas.