That’s me signing out, 3460 glass plate slides later. It is hard to know where to start. Lots of images of cows, pigs, horses and sheep! I now have the satisfaction of viewing the entire collection on our online digital collections platform – Roslin Slides. Furthermore, I was glad to find out that a selection of the slides will be shown at the Towards Dolly exhibition, here on the ground floor of the main library, in July 2015. With so many rich and diverse images, the best place for them is out in the open, easily accessible to academics and members of the public. This one of the many benefits of digital collections. The images are there to be enjoyed and engaged with; an activity that is not so easy when slides are neatly stacked away on shelves in a strong room! With the latter in mind, here are just a few more of my favourite slides from the collection.
‘Science on a Plate’