-- After 'The Knick': 7 Fascinating Books on the History of Medicine from the blog Word & Film
-- Darwin Online Digitizes the Complete Library of the HMS Beagle About 400 volumes are now available at the Charles Darwin's Beagle Library at the Darwin Online site.
-- Also "Charles Darwin’s Library [at home] is a digital edition and virtual reconstruction of the surviving books owned by Charles Darwin.” Darwin read very broadly, and it is interesting to see what he had on his bookshelves. This collection is at the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
-- The Libraries are using a new Chat software, so be prepared for a new "look." Like all new things, it will take some getting-used-to but I think it does provide some nice enhancements, such as the ability to convey a pdf to a requestor on chat (as long as we can confirm they are WU folks) and potential for having chat available from some of our departmental and school libraries.
-- Several more library locations (in Oklahoma and Colorado, etc.) have been added to MOBIUS. For more information see MOBIUS Partnerships Expand Access to Research Materials. In general, when there are several AVAILABLE copies of a book title I try not to order another copy at WU unless there is a special reason. So before you Recommend a Purchase for the Library, try searching MOBIUS catalog. Thanks!
-- Poster printing and large format scanning are now available at Olin Library!
-- Posts about Scholarly Communications issues from August and September:
Open Access / Public Access news, August 2014
Selected news from August 2014 related to scholarly communications
DOE and NIH public access policies and data sharing/management
Selected [scholarly communications] news items from September, 2014
10 Simple Steps to Building a Reputation as a Researcher, in Your Early Career
Open Access Week, Oct. 20-26, 2014 at Washington University