News and notes for history of science-medicine-technology, December 2016-January 2017

Talks at WU on the history of science, medicine, technology, fall 2016-spring 2017 has had many spring 2017 additions. Please send Ruth any revisions. Thank you.

We now have university-wide access to all of the Wiley electronic journals subscribed to by either Becker Library or University Libraries. More info: Announcing Cross-Campus Access to Wiley E-Journals. Becker Medical Library Catalog and ejournals lists have been updated. WU Libraries catalog and ejournals list will be updated soon.

Digital exhibit: Poetic Botany: Art & Science of the Eighteenth-Century Vegetable World. There was a good blog post on the Biodiversity Heritage Library blog about the exhibit.

Open access annual publication with possible relevance to some history of science scholars: Magnificat Cultura i Literatura Medievals, v.1, 2014+. Blog post about the publication: Medieval heritage unlimited

NLM Announces Two New Digital Collections: Incunabula & World War II U.S. Government Documents:

Humanities Commons is a trusted, nonprofit network where humanities scholars can create a professional profile, discuss common interests, develop new publications, and share their work. The Humanities Commons network is open to anyone.” [from Humanities Commons/About] It may become an important spot for conversations and sharing documents in the history of science. A number of history of science scholars have already made profiles: History of science, History of medicine. Here’s an interview with Kathleen Fitzpatrick about Humanities Commons, Humanities Commons: Networking the Humanities through Open Access, Open Source and Not-for-Profit.

Students Can Win Cash Prize in Libraries’ Essay Competition. Deadline March 1!

Posts on Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries in December and January:

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