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Kerry Magruder, Curator; and JoAnn Palmeri, Librarian

BL5 Exhibitions and Displays

Bizzell Library, 5th floor, Exhibitions and Displays General info LibGuides Calendar Contact us – Visit Only 2 more weeks to see the Crossing Cultures exhibit and the Can’t Get Enough Sherlock? display!

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OU Libraries Top 10

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Happy birthday, Mac!

Today is the 30th anniversary of the unveiling of Macintosh, the first computer to be marketed to a wide public with a mouse and windows-based user interface. All of our computers today are its heirs. To celebrate, stop by the … Continue reading

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Can’t get enough Sherlock?

Visit the lobby of the History of Science Collections to view a display of books by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930): A Study in Scarlet (1888) The Sign of the Four (1890) The White Company (1892), with author’s inscription and autograph … Continue reading

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Janux

by Kerry Magruder On Monday morning Janux, OU’s new digital course platform, launches with the following courses, all of which offer free public enrollment: Native Peoples of Oklahoma Practical Importance of Human Evolution Chemistry of Beer Understanding and Detecting Deception … Continue reading

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Galileo’s World exhibition: Galileo-L

If you have been hearing about OU Library’s new approach to exhibitions, or about the Galileo’s World exhibition that will open in August, 2015, we invite you to become involved. Plans are still in a very early stage, and you … Continue reading

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Boldly explore

by Kerry Magruder, Curator Camille Flammarion, L’Atmosphere: Météorologie Populaire (Paris, 1888), p. 163. Colorized by Susanna J. Magruder. Courtesy History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries. Download: jpg | tiff More than a decade ago, in 1996, I prepared … Continue reading

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Wikipedia in the Classroom

Guest post by John Stewart John’s twitter is jstew511. Come to the brown-bag discussion Friday 8/30 at noon in the Collections (calendar). Galileo’s signature on this collection’s copy of the Sidereus Nuncius serves as the banner for this blog. If … Continue reading

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See the Living Library exhibit through September 14

There are three weeks left to see the Living Library exhibition! The exhibit will be open through September 14. Visitors should come to the welcome desk of the History of Science Collections on the 5th floor of Bizzell Memorial Library. … Continue reading

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BL5 Calendar

Wish to schedule a tour, class visit or special event? The Visit Us page provides contact information and directions. To request a tour or to reserve the Harlow Room, the Gaylord Room, or the Exhibit Hall, consult with Outreach Coordinator … Continue reading

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National Holocaust Remembrance Day

Guest post and display by Elizabeth Livesey In recognition of National Holocaust Remembrance Day this Monday, April 8th, several works will be on display on the 5th floor of Bizzell to commemorate the persecution and genocide of approximately six million … Continue reading

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OU Athletics Department enables OU Libraries to acquire manuscript for the Galileo collection

Press Release (original at Public Affairs; photos for media): NORMAN – A rare manuscript written by a leading astronomer in Rome at the height of Galileo’s astronomical discoveries recently was acquired by the University of Oklahoma’s History of Science Collections. … Continue reading

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American Paleontology in 3 minutes – TEDxOU

by James Burnes (@LifeThruTime), graduate student, Department of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, presented at TEDxOU, January 25th, 2013.

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The secret of books

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King Richard III at OU

We may not have the bones but we have the tomes! The remains of King Richard III (1452-1485) were recently recovered from underneath a parking lot (cf. “Royal Recovery,” NPR, February 4). In recognition of this event, we have identified … Continue reading

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Isis Bibliography survey

Isis Bibliography Seeks Participation in Online Survey over Historical Research Methods and Social Media The editor of the History of Science Society’s Isis Current Bibliography, Stephen Weldon, requests participation in a 10-minute online questionnaire on how students and professionals in … Continue reading

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Digital edition of Darwin’s Origin

“The currently available digital copies of Darwin’s great work suffer serious defects from the point of view of both human and machine readers.” (Goldstein, editor’s introduction) Adam M. Goldstein, of Iona College, has created a structured source text of Charles … Continue reading

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Pseudo-Masha’allah, On the Astrolabe

A Critical Edition of the Latin Text with English Translation by Ron B. ThomsonGuest post by Ron B. Thomson The astrolabe was the most important scientific instrument in the Middle Ages, and the treatise ascribed to Masha’allah (ca 800 C.E., … Continue reading

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History of Science Lib-Guides

Two online guides for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine, prepared by Librarian JoAnn Palmeri, are now available on the OU library website: “History of Science, Technology and Medicine: Guide to Searching” “History of Science, Technology and Medicine: Guide … Continue reading

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Wallace Online project launched today

John van Wyhe, editor of the Darwin Online project, today announced the opening of the Wallace Online project, three years in the making. Alfred Russell Wallace (1823-1913) is well-known as a co-discoverer, with Charles Darwin, of the theory of descent … Continue reading

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