News and notes for history of science-medicine-technology, June-July 2017

Olin Library North Door: Update Aug. 14: The north entrance is not anticipated to open until sometime in mid- to late-October. During some of August, access to Olin Library will be limited to a path on the northeast side of the building. If you are coming from the west, you will need to walk all the way around the south construction fence of Olin Library and enter from the northeast side. The book return on the south side can still be used but the south entrance will be closed. Please check What’s New for dates and details as they become available.

New Streaming Reserves Platform Available for Fall: Wowza, the new streaming reserves platform, will go live this fall. This new platform replaces RealPlayer and promises to be more user-friendly. There is no additional software necessary to play films. Students click the link in their Ares course, and the video plays in the browser of their choice. View an example.

New York Academy of Medicine Library Launches New Digital Collections Website; includes a section of plates from De humani corporis Fabrica, Tabulae Selectae

New E-Resources at WU Libraries: There are several history titles included in the added JSTOR collections plus access to the St. Louis Post Dispatch from 1923-2013 was added. Another New Database: Zhongguo fang zhi ku (Database of Chinese Local Records) was also announced this month.

Medicine in World War I is a new online exhibit including links to items in the Medical Heritage Library.

This article includes lots of links which may interest some of you: Miller, Robert. Medieval illuminated manuscripts: Online images and resources. College & Research Libraries News, v. 78, n. 6, p. 334, June 2017. ISSN 2150-6698. doi: https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.78.6.334.

IsisCB Explore updates: Recent News, July 2017; if you have citations which should be added, Call for Citations — We accept all formats; ISISCB Functionality.

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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