• 2020 Isis Current Bibliography

    A PDF of the 2020 Isis Current Bibliography can be downloaded at the Isis journal website here. This year it contains over 4800 classified entries, the largest number of entries […]

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  • Pandemics in South East Asia

    The first bibliographical essay in our Pandemics series has arrived: Vivek Neelakantan’s very interesting “History of Pandemics in Southeast Asia: A Return of National Anxieties? “ and his bibliography. The […]

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  • Race and Science Word Cloud

    Today I was able to complete a small visualization that I’ve been working on in conjunction with the Race and the History of Science project announced in my June 9 […]

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  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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