Monthly Archives: June 2012

Printing the Unprintable

We’ve recently rediscovered a copy of an early printed work by of one of the most famously unprintable poets of the 17th century. John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647-1680), was notorious in the English court for his witty, sometimes bawdy poetry, … Continue reading

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New Journal Announced: Astronomy and Computing

A new Elsevier journal was announced earlier this week: Astronomy and Computing (ASCOM). The journal will focus on the broad area between astronomy, computer science and information technology and aims to publish work in all aspects of astronomical computing. If you are interested in publishing here, please read their Guide for Authors. Please note: this [...] Continue reading

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New Books & Reviews at Feldberg Library

Click here to link to this book in the library catalog.
Click here to link to a review of this book on the London School of Economics blog.

Click here to link to this book in the library catalog.
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Whose Bison?

We start our story today not in Rauner but looking at the first annual report of the American Bison Society, published in 1908. The frontispiece is a watercolor painting of, not surprisingly, an American bison, attributed in the list of illustrations t… Continue reading

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American Cookery: A Scaleboard Binding

This spring I had the good fortune to participate in a North Bennet Street School workshop in Boston on scaleboard bindings taught by Julia Miller, as well as attend the accompanying lecture, co-sponsored by North Bennet and the New England Chapter of … Continue reading

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RSS for Keeping Up-To-Date

Are there journals you scan  frequently for new articles of interest? Several ways exist where you can have the table of contents sent to you on a regular basis. In an earlier New & Notable post we told you about one method that can help to send new articles updates direct to your email. It’s called Journal TOCs, a collection [...] Continue reading

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Dana Library Books: Making Way for the New

As you may have heard, the Dana Biomedical Library is scheduled to come down, along with Gilman, early in 2013 in order to make way for a new building to house the library, Geisel administration, TDI, TDC, and two social sciences departments.  During the construction period, the library’s staff and study spaces will be at [...] Continue reading

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The Turing Digital Archive

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“This archive contains many of Turing’s letters, talks, photographs and unpublished papers, as well as memoirs and obituaries written about him. It contains images of the original documents that are held in the… Continue reading

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Credit For Datasets

Interesting article, originally from London’s Times Higher Education, reported in today’s Inside Higher Ed.   The article summarizes the findings of a major report of the UK’s Royal Society,  just released,  “Science as an Open Enterprise: Open Data for Open Science,” which echoes many themes and conclusions familiar to U.S. scientists funded by NSF and NIH [...] Continue reading

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Early Readers

Until quite recently, one of the first texts that many children would have learned to read was the Lord’s Prayer. A child learning to read in eighteenth-century England might have encountered the Lord’s Prayer in a hornbook, a durable primer containin… Continue reading

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