IsisCB Explore gets a major upgrade!

IsisCB Explore has a new updated interface with a sleeker design and a suite of new functions … and we have finally removed the beta from our logo! With the new IsisCB Explore, you have a powerful research tool at your fingertips, one that opens up the field of history of science, technology, and medicine in unparalleled ways. All the while, […]

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2021 Isis Current Bibliography

A PDF of the 2021 Isis Current Bibliography can be downloaded at the Isis journal website here. This year it contains over 4300 classified entries, and over 1500 reviewed books. Once again, I want to acknowledge the work of several of my contributing editors, namely, Bruce Seely, the bibliographer for Technology and Culture, and Francesco Luzzini, our Italian language source […]

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Pandemics Issue Receives $10,000 Award

The editors of the IsisCB Special Issue on Pandemics, Stephen Weldon and Neeraja Sankaran, have received a $10,000 award from the University of Oklahoma’s Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts seed grant program. The grant will help us complete the labor intensive work of entering citation data and editing articles written for a new-format research tool: “a narrated repository of bibliographical […]

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2020 Isis Current Bibliography

A PDF of the 2020 Isis Current Bibliography can be downloaded at the Isis journal website here. This year it contains over 4800 classified entries, the largest number of entries ever compiled for an annual bibliography. This was in large part due to our ability to collaborate so well with others. Among the contributing editors that you see listed on […]

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Digital Scholarship Survey (UPDATES…)

This past month, I have been doing more analysis of the survey. I am reporting on that analysis in the Spring HSS Newsletter (which is in publication as I write this). I’m now updating this short post from last year to highlight a few new files that I have created: The Google Drive folder where you can find the public […]

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Bibliographical Essays

Those of you who do not get the annual Isis Current Bibliography may not have seen the bibliographical essays that I am now publishing. This past year, in the 2019 Current Bibliography, I published the second of these essays, a piece by the historian of archaeoastronomy Luís Tirapicos. The first of these pieces was published the year before in the […]

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2019 Isis Current Bibliography

The 2019 issue of the Isis Current Bibliography is available at https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/isis/2019/110/S1. The bibliographical essay on archeaoastronomy is by one of our Contributing Editors, Luís Tirapicos. You can find his essay also at https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/707594. In addition to this essay and the 2019 Bibliography, there is a letter to the editor by Marco Beretta contesting some of the claims by Francesco […]

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IsisCB Platform Development

IsisCB Platform Development Our digital platform is currently being developed by the consulting team, A Place Called Up, run by Erick Peirson and Julia Damerow. The web interface is being written in Django with a PostgreSQL backend. All citations and authority records will have stable URIs and will be accessible via the primary interface as well as through a REST […]

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Please try our new discovery service: IsisCB.org/Explore!

The past several months have been busy at the IsisCB office. In addition to continuing our work on the 2015 Current Bibliography, we have created a research platform using 40 years of IsisCB data. (See my earlier comments on this here and here especially). The new platform, which we have called IsisCB Explore, enables users to save searches, collect citations, […]

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