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Exhibit. Researching British History Online – Resource list. Paleography. People. Possible. To Read. Write. Cambridge Digital Library ― University of Cambridge. Society for Cultural Anthropology. Handout Word2011. ArchiveGrid. Home - Introduction to the Biodiversity Heritage Library - LibGuides at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Recording overview - GarageBand Help. Resource Guide Photography & Editing. Photography is our universal language. Here is Your Open Access Art/Science Toolkit. Dear Maura, “What I do know is we’re here and it’s now.”

Here is Your Open Access Art/Science Toolkit

I looked up and saw these words framed on the bistro wall near the Centre Pompidou where I was attending the EU Vertigo STARTS ArtSci Residencies symposium. I didn’t know then that it would be one of the final evenings before Paris shut down. How to design an excellent scientific poster. ‘Science is not finished until it is communicated’, so said Sir Mark Walport, former medical scientist and the Chief Executive of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

How to design an excellent scientific poster

Unsurprisingly, being in the Communications and Engagement team, we agree with Sir Walport, and there are a number of ways that science can and is communicated. We can do press releases, use social media and organise outreach events, we have meetings, write reports and labour over publishing peer-reviewed papers. Another vital method for peer-to-peer communication is at scientific conferences. About - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew research repository. (8) JSTOR isn't Google: How to use search to find articles and ebooks on JSTOR. Can help - Research tools on JSTOR - LibGuides at JSTOR. Searching: Boolean Operators – JSTOR Support. What's in this article: Boolean operators are used to connect your search terms, and can be used to either narrow or broaden your search results.

Searching: Boolean Operators – JSTOR Support

Learn more about the AND, OR, and NOT operators, and how they work on JSTOR, below: This is the default Boolean operator, and using it will narrow your search results by telling the search engine to return results that have BOTH/ALL search terms present. A Basic Guide to Rare Book Research. In my job as the manager of the Library at Museums Victoria (Australia), I am frequently required to conduct rare book research for programs, displays, online projects, or to establish the provenance of a book.

A Basic Guide to Rare Book Research

I remember being a little daunted by this task at first, not knowing quite what to cover or what the relevant references were in this field. I have put together this quick guide as a reference for newcomers, using digitised books in BHL to demonstrate how to “read” a book for rare book research. I’ve also included some useful links and further reading if you’d like to delve deeper. Having conducted numerous talks and tours on rare books in my career, I am now familiar with the questions people ask and prepare by trying to cover as much as possible of the following:

Multilingual Multiscripted Plant Name Database (M.M.P.N.D.) - A showcase for Distributed databases related to plant names. Join us for a Women in Natural History Wikipedia Editing Workshop on 13 March! The illustrations featured in this graphic were created by women who will be featured in our Wikipedia Editing Workshop.

Join us for a Women in Natural History Wikipedia Editing Workshop on 13 March!

From left to right: Harriet Scott Morgan, Australian lepidoptera and their transformations, v. 1 (1864); Roberta McIntosh, A monograph of the British marine annelids, v.2, pt.2 (1910); Elizabeth Twining, Illustrations of the natural orders of plants with groups and descriptions, v. 2 (1868); Mary Emily Eaton, Field book of common gilled mushrooms (1928); Elizabeth Gould, The Birds of Europe, v. 1 (1837). Help us enhance information in Wikipedia about women in natural history during our Wikipedia Editing Workshop on 13 March in celebration of Women’s History Month!

In collaboration with Smithsonian Libraries and with support from Wikimedia DC, we’ll be hosting a Wikipedia Editing Workshop from 10am-2pm ET on 13 March to improve and create Wikipedia articles related to women in natural history. Search Results. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. BPH Online Introduction BPH Online is a fully indexed and searchable database documenting (as comprehensively as possible) periodicals published between 1665 and the present that have addressed the plant sciences.

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The scope of the database encompasses the larger disciplines of botanical literature (agriculture, agronomy, bacteriology, biology, ecology, floriculture, forestry, fruit growing, genetics and plant breeding, geography, horticulture, hydrobiology and limnology, microbiology and microscopy, palaeontology, pharmacology and pharmacognosy, plant pathology and vegetable crops) and includes approximately 34,000 title entries. With the ever-increasing wealth of digitization projects around the world, BHP Online remains consistently under heavy revision as new, and more thorough, information becomes available.

HathiTrust Research Center Extends Non-Consumptive Research Tool... HathiTrust has reached a tremendous milestone in the history of HathiTrust and the HathiTrust Research Center’s services.

HathiTrust Research Center Extends Non-Consumptive Research Tool...

Since 2011, HTRC has been developing services and tools to allow researchers to employ text and data mining methodologies using the HathiTrust collection. To date, this service has been available only on the portion of the collection that is out of copyright. Announcing the New “About BHL” Site! We’re excited to announce the launch of the new “About BHL” site!

Announcing the New “About BHL” Site!

What is BHL’s history? Who’s involved in the Library? What tools and services does BHL offer? Announcing the New “About BHL” Site! Epsilon: Search Results. Requiring ORCID in Publication Workflows: Open Letter. Join the many publishers that have committed to requiring ORCID iDs in the publishing process for their journal(s)!

Requiring ORCID in Publication Workflows: Open Letter

In November, 2015, a group of publishers asked ORCID to help facilitate communications about their plans to require authors to use an ORCID iD, including hosting this open letter explaining their rationale, developing best practices for using iDs in publishing, and maintaining the signatory list. The publishers’ goal is to encourage others to join them in supporting the adoption of ORCID. Publishers signing this open letter are committing to requiring ORCID iDs following specific implementation standards. While all publishing organizations are welcome to sign the letter, an Effective Date is only shown in the table below for those who demonstrate that their use of ORCID meets our best practices. Read more in ORCID Open Letter - One Year On Report. Why Require ORCID? Implementation Standard There are implementation guidelines for publishers who wish to sign this letter. Join. Knowledge Base – Feedback & support for ORCID.

The Rules for Long S. In my previous post about the grand old trade of basket-making I included several extracts from some 18th century books, in which I preserved the long s (ſ) as used in the original printed texts.

The Rules for Long S

This got me thinking about when to use long s and when not. Like most readers of this blog I realised that long s was used initially and medially, whereas short s was used finally (mirroring Greek practice with regards to final lowercase sigma ς and non-final lowercase sigma σ), although there were, I thought, some exceptions. But what exactly were the rules ? "The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green" in Robert Dodsley's Triffles (London, 1745) (In roman typeface f and ſ are very similar but are easily distinguished by the horizontal bar, which goes all the way through the vertical stem of the letter 'f' but only extends to the left of the vertical stem of the long s; and in italic typeface long s is even more clearly distinguished from the letter 'f' as it has no horizontal bar at all)

Edelweiss+ Kepler.gl, an open source tool for mapping large-scale spatial data. Instant Maps with kepler.gl – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education. Digital Mappa. For examples of what is possible using DM, you can explore these projects below. While the projects below concern medieval materials, Digital Mappa is an environment that can bring together and host any kind of digital image/text collection, be it ancient texts, medieval maps, images of 3D artifacts, transcripts of 19th-century poems, or 20th-century music scores. These DM 1.0 projects showcase how varied the structure and presentation of materials can be in DM, depending on the editorial designs of the creators. Scroll down to the bottom to see even more projects in the pipeline. Digital Mappa 1.0. An app called Edit. How to design an award-winning conference poster. How to start a successful blog. British Library: Manuscripts and Archives. How Can I Share It. Transcription Tools: a survey by Katie Mika, NDSR Resident.

Field notebooks and diaries have historically been retained by natural history institutions as reference files for museum specimen and associated collecting events. More recently, however, researchers have begun to uncover vast historical data sets as part of their scholarship in scientific taxonomy, species distribution and occurrences, climate change studies, and history of science. Field notebooks contain significant information related to scientific discovery and are rich sources for data that describes biodiversity across space and time.

They enhance our understanding of field expeditions by narrating meteorological events, documenting personal observations and emotional perspectives, illustrating habitats and specimen, and recording dates and locations. Unfortunately much of this information is almost totally inaccessible. Even digitized collections require users to sift through hundreds or thousands of images and take highly detailed notes to extract their content. IsisCB Explore—What You Can Do Now, and What You Can Expect. By Stephen Weldon, HSS Bibliographer As most of you will already know, the new IsisCB Explore application is now available online. Your library may now already have a link to it—as of this writing, we are listed on about thirty library resource pages around the globe. Through Another’s Eyes: Troubleshooting with User Switching.

Backup and Development with Installatron. It’s no secret that we love WordPress here at ProfHacker. Biodiversity Heritage Library - Download How To. American National Biography Online. Scirus - for scientific information. Book titles with full text online. IsisCB Explore. The 3 Ps of plant science publishing « Botany One.

The avid reader(s) of Botany One should be aware of the recent excitement at Cuttings HQ when we announced the arrival of two new botany journals. Medieval Digital Resources – Created by the Medieval Academy of America.