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.
FromThePage. 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. (If yours isn’t one of them, you might want to give your librarian a nudge.) Brainstorming the future of the IsisCB. Recently, Weldon and his graduate student team met with Sylwester Ratowt to work through a new Zotero-based input system that will make it possible to collaborate more easily with other bibliographers and with scholars who have bibliographical collections to share. I’m really pleased at how the application has turned out so far and want to give you an update on the status. For those unfamiliar with the project, IsisCB Explore makes data in the Isis Bibliography available to users worldwide via an open access search interface.
So what does the future hold? Through Another’s Eyes: Troubleshooting with User Switching. Last week, I introduced readers to Installatron, a tool that’s very useful for backing up and cloning WordPress installations.
This week’s post continues the WordPress thread. Many of us who use WordPress use it for maintaining a personal website and/or a professional portfolio; we’re the only users registered on our sites. Others, however, use WordPress for course sites to which they invite students to contribute, or maintain a Multisite installation. They may have a lot of users. Adminsistrators will need to set user roles appropriately, but once that’s done, users can take care of such things as resetting their own password should they forget it.
But even when those instructions are well-written and illustrated, things can go wrong. To troubleshoot the problem for the user, it may be essential for the administrator to be able to see the dashboard as the user sees it. I’ve found this plugin invaluable for troubleshooting. [CC-licensed image by Flickr user Blondinrikard Fröberg] Backup and Development with Installatron. It’s no secret that we love WordPress here at ProfHacker.
It powers this blog, and many of us use it for our own personal, professional, and/or course sites. As with anything else digital, it’s important to back up your WordPress installation, and to check those backups regularly. We’ve also noted that, when making significant changes to your site, it’s good practice to work in a development environment, rather than on a live site. So we’ve also covered how to set up a development environment on your computer. Biodiversity Heritage Library - Download How To. Back to HelpWhat file types are available for download?
How do I generate a custom PDF? How do I download a single-page low resolution image? How do I download a single-page high resolution image? How do I download an image from flickr? How do I download all the data about BHL books or scientific names? Locating the article If you have a specific article in mind, for example, “Abundance and Distribution of Queen Conch Veligers (Strombus gigas Linne) in the Central Bahamas. Creating the PDF 1. If you have questions or need to report a problem, please contact us and include the PDF generation confirmation number.Back to top If you only need one page image from a book, you can right click (Command + click on your Mac) on the page you want, and usually choose "Save As" or "Open image in new window" - this will give you a screen-quality jpeg of the page.
View in Google Docs You can download the instructions in PDF and multiple text formats.Back to top. American National Biography Online. Scirus - for scientific information. Book titles with full text online. "The 1688 Paradise Lost and Dr.
Aldrich": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 6 (1972) Boorsch, Suzanne (1972) 20th-Century Art: A Resource for Educators Paul, Stella (1999) 82nd & Fifth The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013) Abbot Suger and Saint-Denis Gerson, Paula Lieber, ed. (1986) "About Mäda": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 40 (2005) Baetjer, Katharine (2005) "About the Sequence of the Tapestries in The Hunt of the Unicorn and The Lady with the Unicorn": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 17 (1982) Nickel, Helmut (1982) "About the Sword of the Huns and the 'Urepos' of the Steppes": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 7 (1973) Nickel, Helmut (1973) "Abraham Lincoln: The Man (Standing Lincoln): A Bronze Statuette by Augustus Saint-Gaudens": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 48 (2013) Tolles, Thayer (2013) Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper.
Book titles with full text online. IsisCB Explore.