News and notes for history of science-medicine-technology, June-July 2016

Video from National Library of Medicine: More and Better: New Digital Resources in the History of Medicine 18 minute video from the 2016 Medical Library Association annual conference about the new availability of Images from the History of Medicine in NLM Digital Collections; the role of librarians in identifying future historical collections; and details of the NLM and Wellcome Library agreement to make 150 years of biomedical journals freely available online.

Text-mining: Toon, Elizabeth, Carsten Timmermann, and Michael Worboys. Text-Mining and the History of Medicine: Big Data, Big Questions? Medical history 60.02 (2016): 294-296. Reports on research using the digitized version of the British Medical Journal

Five reasons Wikipedia belongs in History of Science courses, by By Eryk Salvaggio.

Two history newsletters added:

  • AIP History Newsletter, 2004+ (freely available). The AIP History Newsletter is a publication of the AIP Center for History of Physics and the Niels Bohr Library & Archives. The newsletter reports on work in the history of physics (and allied fields such as astronomy and geophysics), carried out at the American Institute of Physics and elsewhere. It includes lists of recent publications in the history of modern physics, and reports on papers deposited in archives worldwide. The newsletter is usually issued at the beginning and end of the year.
  • The History of Anthropology Newsletter has relaunched; back issues 1973-2012 are also now available.

Posts on Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries in June and July:

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