Category Archives: Opinions

Communities of collaboration

Our thanks to Rob Reynolds and the NextThought team for their series on “The Power of Connections.” Here’s an excerpt from an interview on open access and “collaborative communities.” For more, see Rob’s Power of Connections blog. [vimeo 133998967 w=500 … Continue reading

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Announcing the Galileo’s World exhibition

The Galileo’s World exhibition brings worlds together, connecting the world of Galileo with the world of OU during the University’s 125th anniversary. Beginning in August, 2015, the Galileo’s World exhibition will offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view a complete set … Continue reading

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Letter from the Dean: Rick Luce, “The Importance of Special Collections”

Living Library exhibit | iPad exhibit guide One of the many attractions of the University of Oklahoma is the History of Science Collections. Upon my first visit, I felt an immediate excitement as I looked upon the handwritten notes of … 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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Ebooks

The New Yorker, May 7, 2012 Why ebooks? Most publishers now offer ebooks as an option for many of their titles. Amazon and other retailers report that ebook sales have already surpassed the sales of hardcover books and of paperback … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Ready reference vs. Research literature

Why do we use Wikipedia? Should you? In this blog and elsewhere I frequently link to Wikipedia for background information on an author or topic in the history of science. This practice is subject to some controversy, at least in … Continue reading

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