News and notes for math, Feb. 2018

Healthy funds remain in the math book budget so if there are books you wish we had, please send them to Ruth rlewis@wustl.edu. The deadline for fy18 orders in May 4th. Ordering new journal subscriptions is more complicated but I still need to hear if there are titles you needs so we can begin to figure out how to add them.

Inside Science Resources, a column for academic science librarians, has a recent issue on Understanding LaTex. I just thought I’d share in case this basic coverage is useful to other beginners.

This primarily discusses what is important enough to be included in Wikipedia, but I thought you might find it interesting because of the discussion of women in mathematics: The Erdős paradox: When a mathematical number and Wikipedia collide; it’s a commentary about this article on The Medium Who’s Important? A tale from Wikipedia.

From Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries Feb. 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