Monthly Archives: July 2012

Fundamental Physics Prize

Nine scientists have been awarded $3 million each for “advances in delving into the deepest mysteries of physics and the universe.” The Fundamental Physics Prize, established by Yuri Milner, may be split among multiple winners, and a researcher will be able to win more than once. There is also a $100,000 prize (New Horizons in [...] Continue reading

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Mencken’s Tessie

We recently acquired a small, but rich collection of letters by H.L Mencken. While Ambrose Bierce is the 19th-century’s greatest curmudgeon, surely Mencken deserves consideration for the the title in the 20th century. He is known for his harsh criticis… Continue reading

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Conservation Students

Each year Preservation Services hires students to help further the work of our department. Student workers across campus provide a valuable service to the library and college in the work they do. Here in Preservation we hire both end processing student… Continue reading

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Cartesian Diver

We just acquired a very curious little book. Die Glasschmelzkuntz (Vienna: Schultz, 1769) is a manual for 18th-century do-it-yourself chemists. It provides detailed instruction for manufacturing thermometers, hydrometers, barometers and even glass eyes… Continue reading

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Is Dana Library Moving?

Yes!  The Dana Biomedical Library will be moving!  Twice! Our first move will be to the 37 Dewey Field Road.  This will be our temporary home in order to allow for the construction of the new North Campus Academic Center.  Our interim Dana Library provide library services and student study space in a warm and [...] Continue reading

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Nelson Brown Doodles

This week we finished re-processing the papers of Nelson Pierce Brown, Dartmouth class of 1899. The papers document Brown’s career as a judge on the Massachusetts Supreme Court and his lifelong relationship with Dartmouth, including a few diaries and p… Continue reading

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Winning the Game of Digital Curation

A few weeks ago, the Preservation Services team used one of our regular department meetings to play a board game. Yes, that’s right…we played a board game at work! But lest you think we’re just a bunch of slackers, let me assure you that this particu… Continue reading

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Now’s The Time! TOC Alerts in Science & Nature

Spend a few minutes setting up Table of Contents email alerts for one or both of these two leading science journals; this quick slideshow will walk you through it.

Next up … saving keyword and citation alerts searches in Web of Science.    Su… Continue reading

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Faking It

“DANCE, v. i.: To leap about to the sound of tittering music, preferably with arms about your neighbor’s wife or daughter. There are many kinds of dances, but all those requiring the participation of the two sexes have two characteristics in common: … Continue reading

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Higgs Boson

The world news exploded with reports of the discovery of the Higgs Boson on July 4 (if you missed the CERN report, read it here!). At the Library, we have several books that tell the story of the search for the Higgs. Massive : the missing particle that sparked the greatest hunt in science The [...] Continue reading

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