News and notes for history of science-medicine-technology, August-September 2016

We’ve had this in our catalog for awhile but I just discovered it: Hidden Treasure: the National Library of Medicine, 2012. 450 images, celebrating the 175th anniversary of the National Library of Medicine, with descriptions written by several history of science scholars.

In case you missed this news, the libraries are under new leadership and Search Committee Formed for University Librarian Position. If you have any concerns, please ask.

Routledge in making two history of science textbooks free to read until October 31, A Brief History of Pharmacy: Humanity’s Search for Wellness, By Bob Zebroski and A History of Science in World Cultures:Voices of Knowledge, By Scott L. Montgomery and Alok Kumar. We have already purchased A History of Science in World Cultures, but I have not had anyone request A Brief History of Pharmacy.

A book scanner is now available in Olin Library; bring a USB drive to save your scans. More info: KIC Bookeye Scanner.

Aeon: The Becker Library Archives and Rare Books Request System is now available. More information. Reminder: Interlibrary Loan is also able to request rare materials from research organizations worldwide.

There will be several library research studios in October. More information and registration links.

The timeline of the Olin Library Transformation has changed. New spaces are now expected to be open and ready for use by Spring 2018 (instead of Fall 2017). Updates and explanations are available at

Posts on Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries in August-September:

About the author

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