Category Archives: HistoryofScience

TX Stem Librarians’ Conference!

I am in Austin tonight–looking at a great view of the Tower on the UT campus from my hotel room! Looking forward to hearing the large number of speakers giving 5 or 15 minute talks on projects ranging from outreach … Continue reading

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Edward Tufte

I was lucky enough to attend an Edward Tufte workshop last month,and had a meeting today with one of the archivists at my library to discuss it. It reminded me about several things that were great about it. Sparklines¬† are … Continue reading

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Science + Ethnology

I am currently in the middle of a small-scale ethnographic study to find information that will inform a discovery tool purchasing decision committee. Additionally, I just held the first team meeting of a group of librarians that will do a … Continue reading

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As We May Evolve, Backstory

Thanks to the wonderful folks over at ACRL; they published my short post today: As We May Evolve. This is the backstory. Last year, in the Spring, I got to take a great History of Science class from Dr. Cyrus … Continue reading

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Citing Abstracts and reprints!

This doesn’t happen very often, but as it came up again this week, thought I would post! Every now and then I will get a researcher that is looking for a paper that has a citation for The Bulletin of … Continue reading

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Copenhagen and books scientists read

I have been watching the 2002 film Copenhagen, based on the 1998 play by Michael Frayn. Because, I am also currently reading the very indepth book, The Strangest Man, by Graham Farmelo, I find my mind putting these two things … Continue reading

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History of Science Sources

I am thrilled to be taking a History of Science class this semester. Yesterday was our first class–mostly discussed the article by Daniel Kevles, “Foundations, Universities, and Trends in Support for the Physical and Biological Sciences, 1900-1992.” Daniel Kevles is … Continue reading

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