Informal discussion on International Partnerships, 3rd November

There is an information discussion to be held at the Florence Nightingale Museum from 2pm – 3pm on Thursday 3rd November.

The discussion is to centre on international partnerships, with a view to encouraging other international work for the 2020 Bicentenary. In attendance will be our colleagues from the Howard Gotlieb Center at Boston University, who are leading on the successful international partnership Digitising Nightingale which now has 16 partners across Britain and the USA, making over 2000 of Nightingale’s letters freely available online. Please let me know if you are able to attend. natasham@florence-nightingale.co.uk

 

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Notice: Nightingale 2020 Partners meeting

Notice: There will be a Nightingale 2020 Partners meeting held on 14th July 2016 in London at 2pm.

Please contact Natasha McEnroe natasham@florence-nightingale.co.uk if you would like to attend, or if you are unable to attend but would like to share any planned Bicentenary activity.

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Digitising Nightingale update

The Digitising Nightingale Partnership, based at the Howard Gotlieb Centre at Boston University, are excited to announce that four new partners are now live on the site.

Please view the site and access Nightingale’s correspondence here:

http://hgar-srv3.bu.edu/web/florence-nightingale/

The new partners are:

  • Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History, Foundation of New York State Nurses
  • British Red Cross
  • Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham
  • Falk Library at the University of Pittsburgh

This collaborative now stands at 14 partners, with over 2,270 letters online or linked, and we are ready for more!  Please continue to spread the word.

 

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Note of Steering Group Meeting, March 2016

Note of Steering Group meeting held at Royal College of Nursing on 4th March 2016

Attendees

The Steering Group contains representatives from the Florence Nightingale Museum, the Royal College of Nursing, the RCN History of Nursing Society, the Nightingale Society, the Nightingale Fellowship and the Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (Kings College London.)

Duties of Steering Group

  • To be a task and finish group for the Nightingale 2020 Partnership
  • To ensure the diversity of Nightingale’s achievements are reflected in the aims and the makeup of the Nightingale 2020 Partnership
  • Main communications to be via the Nightingale 2020 Partners emailing list and the blog

Patrons

  • The Steering Group discussed who to approach and how. It was suggested to aim for one senior Patron, and also have a small group of ambassadors to influence and add profile to the 2020 Partnership and its activities.

Lead In schedule for Lobbying for Nightingale 2020 commemorations

  • Coin / Stamp / BBC television programme / Bicentenary rose

The steering group have selected contacts within their organisations to advise on the best way to lobby for a Nightingale 2020 theme for the items above. A formal approach will be deployed, and we will ask all Nightingale 2020 Partners to put their names to these letters.

Funding

Possible funders were discussed to assist with future costs such as website design, branding and administrative support.

Next Partners Meeting

A meeting for the wider Nightingale 2020 Partnership will take place at the Wellcome Trust in summer 2016. Date to be announced.

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Digitising Nightingale – New Partners

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University is pleased to announce seven new partners for the Florence Nightingale Digital Collaborative. The Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library at Columbia University; the Center for the History of Medicine’s Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard University; the Derbyshire Record Office in England; the Library of the Health Sciences at The University of Illinois at Chicago; the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health and the UNC Health Sciences Library join the Collaborative in its efforts to preserve and promote the legacy of Florence Nightingale, pioneering social reformer and founder of modern nursing. Materials from six new partners are now available online at www.bu.edu/florencenightingale. Letters written by Florence Nightingale from the newest partner, the British Red Cross, will be available online in the coming months.

The Florence Nightingale Digitisation Project is a collective effort to create a comprehensive database of digitised Nightingale correspondence. The original partners in the collaborative are the Florence Nightingale archives housed by the Florence Nightingale Museum in London, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University, The Royal College of Nursing, and the Wellcome Library in London. The database currently contains over 2,200 items and is accessible to the public through this portal: www.bu.edu/florencenightingale Searchable by subject, name, and date, this valuable tool benefits students and researchers all over the world.

 

 

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Note of Partners meeting, December 2015

Note of Partners meeting held at Royal College of Nursing on 7th December 2015

Attendees

We were delighted to welcome a large number of attendees to this meeting. These included representatives from: the Florence Nightingale Museum, the Royal College of Nursing, the Nightingale Faculty for Nursing and Midwifery, the Nightingale Fellowship, The Florence Nightingale Foundation, the Wellcome Library, the British Library, the Nightingale Fund Council, The Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, Queen’s Nursing Institute, the Nightingale Society, the Crimean War Research Society, the History of Nursing Society, Claydon House Trust and the Florence Nightingale Derbyshire Association.

Steering Group

To drive forward agreed actions, a small steering group was elected.

Aims of the 2020 Partnership

The table was open to all to talk about ideas of what they hope to see from this partnership. These broad aims include:

  • Communications between the Partner organisations is key, both to encourage joint working and avoid clashes.
  • Have a single website to link all events and to record the impact and legacy of the projects.
  • Use social media effectively to promote all events and activities, both regional, local and international.
  • Create an activity log – to note down all events and help promote them.
  • Lobbying for Nightingale’s appearance on articles such as stamps, rose, TV programme, money etc.
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Nightingale 2020: General Discussion Meeting on 7th December

Notice: There will be a Nightingale 2020 discussion meeting held on 7th December in London. This is an opportunity to meet with colleagues, share any early stage ideas and to discuss any items that will need a long lead-in time, such as campaigning for a Florence Nightingale postage stamp in 2020.

Please contact Natasha McEnroe natasham@florence-nightingale.co.uk if you would like to attend, or if you are unable to attend but would like to share any planned Bicentenary activity.

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