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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Ordering the Discipline

This past week the journal Isis published a symposium that I organized entitled “Ordering the Discipline: Classification in the History of Science.” The five articles in this symposium are all part of the Focus Section, which you can access through the Isis table of contents. By a standing agreement with the History of Science Society, the University of Chicago Press

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