THATCampHSS 2016

The History of Science Society sponsored its third THATCamp this year at the Society’s annual meeting. About eighteen people showed up on Sunday morning, the last day of the conference, to explore how to better use and develop digital scholarship. We covered everything from how to use Zotero, to organizing mountains of digital files in your laptop (on Windows, try […]

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Two New Paradigms for the IsisCB

Today, I want to draw your attention to two features of IsisCB Explore that are helping to change the 20th-century Isis Bibliography into a 21st-century interconnected global resource for history of science. First, we are now able to publish titles in non-Latin scripts, and second, we starting to link our authorities to VIAF records. Beyond Latin Alphabets Regarding the non-Latin scripts, this […]

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What Cities Are Exploring the IsisCB?

When I started as editor of the Isis Bibliography in 2002, one of the main goals I had was to find a way to get this valuable research data into the hands of more people from around the globe who simply didn’t have as many resources as we did in the United States and Western Europe. That was before open access had […]

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On the Scholarly Merit of Creating Your Own Research Tool: An Interview with Jennifer Rampling

The following interview with Jennifer Rampling was conducted by Stephen Weldon at the History of Science Society Meeting in San Francisco, California, on November 21, 2015.[1] Rampling, Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University, won the first Neu-Whitrow Prize in 2013 for her compilation of the Catalogue of the Ripley Corpus. The Neu-Whitrow Prize is given every four years to […]

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Looking at the Main Features of IsisCB Explore

The new search site of IsisCB Explore has many features that may not be self-evident when you first use it. Before you try out explore, take a moment to familiarize yourself with what it can do: Save your searches. For logged-in users, the system automatically logs your search history and gives you the ability to bookmark and save them. Add […]

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IsisCB Explore Opens for Use

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, […]

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Neu-Whitrow Prize 2017 Announced by the Commission on Bibliography and Documentation

This past summer, the Commission on Bibliography and Documentation announced that it will award a second Neu-Whitrow Prize in 2017 for a scholar who produces “the most innovative research tool for managing, documenting and analyzing sources in the history of science and technology.” Originally called the Neu-Whitrow Bibliography Prize, the award was created in honor of the bibliographers John Neu […]

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