Two New Paradigms for the IsisCB

Hebrew language entry with title in Hebrew script.

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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Dissertations in the IsisCB…and what they say about our history


Recently, I have been analyzing the dissertation data in the IsisCB, looking for information that might help us understand the history of our discipline. The dissertation records have a lot of rich information in them, and that information can be put to use in understanding more about the institutional context of history of science. The first thing I did was to

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IsisCB Explore – Version 0.13 – Updates and Improvements

Fig. 3. New comments feed on the main page.

This afternoon, we implemented a series of upgrades to the IsisCB Explore system. We are now at version 0.13! These changes should make navigation more intuitive, improve search, and encourage more interaction. There were three main changes. First of all, we significantly modified the way that we mark authority records by indicating all links with an information icon. This has

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