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Digital Library of the Middle East - DLME. Sherardian Library of Plant Taxonomy. Archives & Special Collections - Plant Taxonomy - Oxford LibGuides at Oxford University. Welcome to the ‘Book Market of Iraq, where books remain in the street at night because Iraqis say: “The reader does not steal and the thief does not read.” From the Library: Ancient Books Given Another Chance – Discover + Share. “Utopian visions we had about the Internet and all it would be able to do are just that: utopian visions,” says Susie Cobbledick, book conservator at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Peter H.

From the Library: Ancient Books Given Another Chance – Discover + Share

Raven Library. “Electronic files don’t last very long,” she adds, “These [books] are very rare materials, many being the last or only copies still in existence.” The field of book conservation is a small one, but is intrinsically important for scientific efforts like those of the Garden, and it requires constant learning. Book conservators must be knowledgeable of not just the many different bookbinding methods, but also the chemical reactions that can occur over time in different papers and how to combat them. A number of different goals and ethical guidelines govern the work of conservators. Respecting Other Cultures One way that cultural content can be contained is in a book’s cover.

That information about the time period in which the book was made could not be gleaned from a digitally scanned image. Oudry's Painted Menagerie: Portraits of Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century ... - Google Books. Manual – Time Capsule. Step 2 The query for Asafoetida also gives results in the Naturalia tab, the part of the faceted search in the Time Capsule platform that allows browsing and search of information related to all plant species information in our system (see figure 2, below).

Manual – Time Capsule

We discover in the Naturalia tab section that Asafoetida is also a spelling variant for the plant from which the drug component with the same name derives: Ferula assa-foetida. The result for this query shows several spelling variants for the plant, which are similar but not identical to the spelling variants for the drug component Asafoetida. Unsurprisingly, there are not any drug components for this plant mentioned under the Produces Drug Components header: we already saw that the explicit relation/link between this plant and its respective drug component is absent. However, we discover additional information next to the Name Variants, namely a list of reported Uses. Festive Countdown Calendar – December 2019. This website uses cookies.

Festive Countdown Calendar – December 2019

Please read our cookie policy for more information. Oxford Continuing Education: Festive Countdown Calendar 2019 Our gift to you: each day during the month of December, explore free, educational online resources – as recommended by staff at Oxford Continuing Education. Looted Library, Reconstructed Library. Books and library collections have a history of being stolen, moved around and separated because of ever-changing rules, perspectives and politics.

Looted Library, Reconstructed Library

Collections have been looted, wrested from one community and transferred to another, and become an essential part of the cultural heritage of a new institution or society, far from their original home. This exhibition tells the story of one such historical case - the former library of Riga Jesuit College. This unique collection of books possesses a cultural and historical importance on a European scale. The Jesuits started to accumulate the library in 1583. In 1621, when Riga was captured by Swedish troops during the Polish-Swedish War (1601-1629) the library collection, together with other valuable items, was transported to Sweden as war booty.

Geographical - UMAC Worldwide Database of University Museums and Collections. Biodiversity Library Exhibitions. Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. CBHL LibGuides Homepage. CBHL Useful tools, links, references and bibliographies for the plant librarian. Looking for a past CBHL publication?

CBHL Useful tools, links, references and bibliographies for the plant librarian.

For a great presentation or handout at last year’s annual meeting? For different resources useful to botanical and horticultural librarians? Tools for the Plant Librarian could be the place to find this information. Note: This section is currently under development. Digital ResourcesBiodiversity Heritage LibraryThe Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. Articles about botanical and horticultural librariesHassert, Rita, “The library in a public garden”, appendix E (3 p.), in: Rakow, D. & S. Past CBHL Publications – Bibliography SeriesThis occasional series of topical bibliographies prepared by CBHL members covers a diverse range of subjects.McKiernan, Gerard. 1978. Plant Libraries » CBHL. The Commons Public Photo Archives. Under "The Commons," cultural institutions that have reasonably concluded that a photograph is free of copyright restrictions are invited to share such photograph under their new usage guideline called "no known copyright restrictions.

The Commons Public Photo Archives

" Photographs can be difficult to analyze under copyright law, not only because laws around the world differ with respect to scope and duration of protection, but because the photographs themselves often lack credit lines, dates and other identifying information. Libraries, museums and other cultural institutions have a great deal of experience with photographs because they frequently collect, preserve, document and study them in accordance with their nonprofit missions.

However, in many instances, a cultural institution will not be the rights holder under copyright law. KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases: Search page. Home - Ecology & Botany Resources on JSTOR - LibGuides at JSTOR. GeoDeepDive. Collection of botanists' autographs and biographies, 174?-189? (inclusive). - Harvard University.

The Oldest Treasures From 12 Great Libraries. When you start to think about the oldest books that a library might hold, there are any number of rabbit holes you can fall down. What’s the oldest book in any particular city? What’s the oldest book in the world? Well, what do you mean by “book”? Taylor White Collection - Archival Collections Catalogue. Exploring the Diversity and History of Fossil Life. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Floras Introduction This database is an electronic distillation of a bibliography based predominantly on the records compiled for the Institute's Bibliographia Huntiana (BH) project, which was originally intended to be a multivolume printed work with a rigorously exacting bibliographic treatment of the botanical literature published between 1730 and 1840.

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Some of its data was preserved electronically and has survived (in varying degrees of fidelity) the many technological developments of the past 40 years. Some larger subsets of the data were secured in, unfortunately incomplete, galley proof manuscripts intended for in-house proofreading. NYBG Archives and Manuscripts. Archives and Manuscript Collections Records of the Herbarium (RG4)BASSETT MAGUIRE RECORDS (1930-1991)ca. 65 linear feet Bassett Maguire was born on August 4, 1904 in Alabama City (Gadsden) Alabama, the son of Charles Thomas and Rose Bassett Maguire.

NYBG Archives and Manuscripts

NYPL Collections. To reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City, all NYPL locations are temporarily closed until further notice.

NYPL Collections

Learn more and find out about remote access for Library services. Click to visit the main New York Public Library Homepage The New York Public Library. Library of the Gray Herbarium Archives. Jane Loring Gray (1821-1909)Papers Biography: Jane Loring Gray was born Jane Lathrop Loring in 1821.

Library of the Gray Herbarium Archives

Turning the pages - Online Gallery. BHL Resources to Support Distance Learning. Illustration of a Cactus Dahlia from Revue horticole (1908). Contributed in BHL from the New York Botanical Garden, LuEsther T. Mertz Library. This image is one of over 160,000 that are freely available for download and reuse through the BHL Flickr. BHL’s digital library provides free and open online access to over 250,000 volumes from the 15th-21st centuries on a wide range of biodiversity subjects. These collections offer great resources to support distance learning. Digital Collections. HomeNewberry Library: Digital Collections for the Classroom. Eastern Illinois University. California State Library. UW-Milwaukee Special Collections. DPLA Botany.

Botanical Links /National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Conserving Harper’s Three-for-One Field Book. Though a large part of our collections are flat—that is, they are unbound materials as opposed to bound, three-dimensional objects—a significant group of our holdings do live in bindings and book structures (some of my previous blog contributions have dealt with books, but none with as great a degree of intervention). These present additional challenges not found in treating documents, including: Opening the door to a place of plants and privilege. The interior of the Mellon estate and library in Upperville, Va. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) After they married in 1948, the philanthropists Paul and Rachel Lambert Mellon began collecting art in earnest, though their tastes followed their own distinctive interests.

Paul Mellon, consummate equestrian and Anglophile, favored 18th- and 19th-century British paintings of landscapes and horses. “Bunny” Mellon, gardener, landscape designer and Francophile, was drawn to French paintings of flowers and idyllic scenes. Together the couple also collected Impressionists and Post-Impressionists and by 1966 had amassed enough paintings to lend almost 200 to the National Gallery of Art for an exhibition of French pictures. Bunny Mellon (left), Paul Mellon and stepdaughter Eliza Lloyd in London on Dec. 11, 1964.

Bunny Mellon’s lifelong passions for horticulture and art also converged in a parallel world. [Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon, arts patron and confidante of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 103] An Oak Spring Flora by Oak Spring Garden Foundation. Oak Spring Garden Foundation - Meet our Staff: Head Librarian Tony Willis talks sharing the Oak Spring Garden Library Collection. The big project we’re working on now is getting the collection into OCLC (Online Computer Library Center,) where it can be even more accessible for students and scholars, so we've just hired (Database and Catalogue Specialist) Melissa Harris . . . I think what we're going to try to come up with is some sort of structure, or plan, as to how we should digitize everything - whether to do it by subject, whether we put more onto our website, whether we work more online exhibitions. Down the road, because we're a member of the Council on Botanical Horticulture Libraries, I'd like to see this collection participate in whatever they do... that exposes us and it shows the world what we have, and in terms that can promote more scholarship and more study.

You’ve been working with these books for a long time - how does it make you feel to see them digitized? Oak Spring: Google Arts & Culture. Dumbarton Oaks Rare Books. Sources for Garden and Landscape Studies — Dumbarton Oaks. Archive of American Gardens This archive, housed in the Smithsonian Institution's Horticulture Services Division, offers landscape designers, historians, researchers, and garden enthusiasts access to a collection of approximately 60,000 photographic images and records documenting historic and contemporary American gardens.

Arnold Arboretum Archives, Harvard University. Discovering Wonders. Bern Dibner As a child, Bern Dibner (1897–1988) emigrated from Ukraine to the U.S., where he became a successful electrical engineer and inventor. Curious about Leonardo da Vinci’s incredible scientific and technological achievements, Dibner delved into the study of the history of science and technology, amassing a library of influential works, which he chronicled in his 1955 book, Heralds of Science. The Smithsonian has released more than 2.8 million images you can use for free. The Smithsonian Institution is releasing 2.8 million high-res images from its massive collection into the public domain, putting them online for anyone to use and download for free. The open-access online platform will include 2D and 3D images from its 19 museums, nine research centers, archives, libraries, and the National Zoo, Smithsonian Magazine reports.

“Being a relevant source for people who are learning around the world is key to our mission,” Effie Kapsalis, the Smithsonian’s senior digital program officer, says. NYPL Digital Collections. Search Home - Search Yale Digital Content. OPenn: Read Me. Virtual Library (Publications Getty) First Mondays in the NYAM Library Collections: July 2020.

Online Resources for Taxonomic Research » Botanics Stories. Names and Nomenclature When tracking down published scientific names, and their places of publication, IPNI, The Plant List and Tropicos are the three primary websites. Behind the Scenes at the Library: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. Edinburgh Library. Report by Sarah Louise McDonald, Sheriff Court Librarian. Giovanni Marsili. Archive contents and research.

Norwich’s botanical secrets and surprises. John Innes Historical Collections. Orchid Collections. Trinity College, Dublin: Fagel Collection. Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft. Digitalizzazione Manoscritti Biblioteca Vaticana. Linnaean Annotated Library - The Linnean Collections. The Linnean Society at Home. Stuck at home? View cultural heritage collections online – Open Objects. British Library Shared Research Repository launched in beta - Living Knowledge blog. The Royal Society of Medicine. Digitised Collections from the Library and Archives - Natural History Museum London. The Library and Archives collection.

Collection Origins Research Effort: Seed Savers. Seed Library Locator Map. Concord Seed Lending Library - Concord Seed Library.