The IsisCB as a Network Graph of the Discipline

The new interdependent relational database that we have built (which I described in the previous post) begins with a very different concept of what the information universe looks like. Instead of treating bibliographical citations as units of information, it treats them as objects that are made up of many different kinds of things. Citations are records of intellectual activities created

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The IsisCB Sponsors THATCamp at HSS Meeting in Chicago

By Stephen P. Weldon I would like to invite historians of science who are coming to the History of Science Society meeting this fall in Chicago to consider attending THATCamp HSS 2014, a day-long open space meeting revolving around digital projects in the humanities, especially history of science. People of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. (Please register early

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Taking the CB away from Humans and Giving It to Computers

By Sylwester Ratowt What makes today’s internet so different from the original web of the 90s is that, rather than writing webpages by hand, developers often write applications that create the webpages automatically based on data found at other internet locations. Consider the Digital Public Library of America, for example, which features browse by place and browse by date interfaces.

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Awards Grant to Develop the Isis Bibliography

Last month, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced their support to fund the project that I’ve been discussing in this blog and elsewhere over the past year. The idea is to reconceptualize the Isis Bibliography for scholars in the twenty-first century. The Isis Research Platform will create a new type of access to history of science scholarship and to the

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