News and notes for history of science-medicine-technology, April – May 2018

New Digital Collection Online From the Library of Congress: The Papers of Benjamin Franklin.

In case you missed it in The Source: Washington People: Rebecca Messbarger ‘Why study medical humanities?’

Announcing Full Text Search on BHL!. I find that older articles and chapters are not as well indexed as more recent ones, so I expect this will be useful when seeking older information which tends to be what is available fulltext in Biodiversity Heritage Library.

We’ve had access to the backfiles, 1665+, of the Royal Society for a while now via JSTOR and the Royal Society open access files, but you may be interested in the exhibits and project page at Science in the Making. They also have a blog with history of science posts.

History to Go: New Initiatives in Accessibility and Archiving from History of Medicine Division at National Library of Medicine. 5 minute webcast archive or transcript available if you prefer.

From Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries April-May 2018:

About the author

Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: rlewis@wustl.edu Phone: 314-935-4819