The Timeline for IsisCB Explore

This week we made public a new timeline feature for IsisCB Explore. The timeline is currently visible only on the authority record layouts. Below I’ll explain how to find these timelines and suggest some possible uses for them to help your searches. (Users who would like to go directly to the tutorial slideshow, go here; those who want to see

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The IsisCB, a Collaborative Bibliography

Last year witnessed some exciting changes in the IsisCB. As reported in the most recent HSS Newsletter, I now have new collaborators, scholars in the field who are working with me to enrich the content of the bibliography. I’ve started two different kinds of collaborations. First, I’ve begun working with Bruce Seely, a historian of technology at Michigan Tech, who

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Internet neutrality

Today, I joined a national campaign to maintain internet neutrality, a critical rule that ensures that the internet remains open and accessible to everyone without regard to income. If it becomes possible for internet providers (ISPs) to charge differently for different kinds of services, then the real possibility exists that the IsisCB and sites like it will have a hard

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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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IsisCB Cumulative: Data from 1913 to 1975 is now open access

Today we have released an open access HTML version of seven volumes of two editions of the Isis Cumulative Bibliography. This is the first time these bibliographies have been made freely accessible in an online digital format. You can get access to IsisCB Cumulative here. The citations in these volumes will eventually be added to IsisCB Explore, but in the meantime

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