Category Archives: Digital projects

“From the Vault” video resources

by Kerry Magruder, Curator A series of “From the vault” videos is now available on OU’s Janux platform and at the Janux site on YouTube. These short videos, filmed on location by NextThought in the OU History of Science Collections, … 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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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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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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GWLA endorses the Berlin Declaration

The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), which includes the University of Oklahoma, has just released a resolution expressing “strong and vigorous support” for the Berlin Declaration on Open Access. Read it in its entirety (1 page, pdf): (Source) The Berlin … Continue reading

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Manuscriptorium and EBSCO Discovery Service

Manuscriptorium The freely accessible Manuscriptorium digital library, the designated platform for the European Digital Library of Written Cultural Heritage, provides access to more than 5 million images, at present, of manuscripts, incunabula, early printed books, maps, deeds, charters and more, … Continue reading

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Darwin Online

Darwin@the Library info | Exhibit brochure (pdf) The History of Science Collections of the University of Oklahoma Libraries has received the following letter from John van Wyhe, Director of Darwin Online, hosted by Cambridge University: ————— The Complete Work of … Continue reading

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The OU Darwin Collection

Darwin@the Library info | Exhibit brochure (pdf) More than First Editions To view all of Charles Darwin’s printed volumes in their first editions yields an unforgettable impression of the breadth and beauty of Darwin’s work. However, to support research, the … Continue reading

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Darwin First Editions

Darwin@the Library info | Exhibit brochure (pdf) Charles Darwin’s 22 printed volumes are listed below in chronological order, linked to high resolution versions in the University of Oklahoma Libraries History of Science Collections’ Online Galleries: Darwin, Zoology of the Voyage … Continue reading

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Edition Open Access

The Research Library of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science has launched a new publishing initiative: Edition Open Access. With a strong editorial board to oversee publications and peer review, this initiative provides a venue for publication … Continue reading

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ProQuest expands EEBO with the Wellcome Library

For historians of science, EEBO means two things: first, EEBO, Early English Books Online, and now Early European Books Online. ProQuest has announced that they are scanning 15,500 volumes from the Wellcome Library for Early European Books Online, which comprises … Continue reading

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Animated Anatomies at Duke University

Animated Anatomies, an exhibit curated by Valeria Finucci and Maurizio Rippa-Bonati, will open to public viewing in early April at Duke University. A companion website is now available, offering photographs and videos of these visually stunning and technically complex anatomical … Continue reading

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Incunabula in the Bavarian State Library

Works published in Europe from 1454 through 1500 are called incunabula. A project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to digitize the incunabula of the Bavarian State Library (BSB) in Munich has just crossed the threshold of one million digital pages. … Continue reading

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Medical Heritage Library

Several large history of medicine libraries in the U.S. have begun a collaborative digital project called The Medical Heritage Library, as described in their blog: http://www.medicalheritage.org. The Medical Heritage Library promotes open access to historical resources in medicine, with 8,500 … Continue reading

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Creating a web portal for the history of science

Have you ever wondered if the text you need might be online but you just can’t seem to find it? One tip is to click the “Digital Projects” tab in the right margin of this blog to see descriptions of … Continue reading

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Online Galleries

The Online Galleries of the University of Oklahoma Libraries offer 80,000 high resolution images of plates, engravings, portraits, title pages and maps from the holdings of the History of Science Collections. Images are captured at a quality that is easier … Continue reading

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The Archimedes Project

The Archimedes Project is constructing a comprehensive library of works in physical science printed during the Scientific Revolution. The project is also the focal point for the application to the history of science of the linguistic technologies pioneered by the … Continue reading

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Ebooks

The New Yorker, May 7, 2012 The OU History of Science Collections are making available, through the efforts of Robert D. Cody, enhanced ePub versions of historic texts in geology, including works by Hutton, Playfair, Smith, Lyell, Darwin and others. … Continue reading

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Historic texts in Geology: ePubs by Robert Cody

Now you can take some of the great works of the history of geology with you to the coffeeshop! Thanks to the generous and meticulous work of sedimentary geochemist Robert D. Cody, a series of historic texts in geology are … Continue reading

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