Wellcome Library to digitise historic mental health records

Psychiatric hospital archives to become part of Wellcome's digitisation programme.

The Wellcome Library is partnering with a number of archives and hospitals to digitise over 800,000 pages of archival material from UK psychiatric hospitals.  The documents date from the 18th to the 20th centuries and will include case notes, photographs, art works and registers.

The digitisation work is expected to take two years to complete.

Source: Wellcome Trust.