LISA V: Private viewing of the Harvard Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments...

Jun 10, 2006 by

Attendees of the LISA V conference will have the great opportunity to attend a special viewing of two exhibits on Tuesday, June 20th from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Putnam Gallery located in the Harvard University Science Center. “Time, Life, & Matter: Science in Cambridge” traces the development of scientific activity at Harvard, and explores how science was promoted or affected by religion, politics, philosophy, art, and commerce in the last 400 years. “Benjamin Franklin: A How-To Guide” commemorates the 300th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin. Featuring scientific instruments, rare books, letters, and natural history specimens–many owned or used by Franklin–this exhibition examines science and sociability, exploring how science was part of a social context that prized human interaction and...

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LISA V

May 30, 2006 by

Registration for LISA V, the fifth “Library and Information Services in Astronomy” Conference, is now closed has it isfull! Congrats to the organizers for their...

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Early bird registration for LISA V...

Mar 3, 2006 by

Early bird registration for the Library and Information Services in Astronomy (LISA) V conference ends March 15th. Save 50$ on the regular registration...

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LISA V – more info

Nov 10, 2005 by

More information has come forth about the LISA V – Library and Information Services in Astronomy: Common Challenges, Uncommon Solutions conference. The meeting will be held at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, which is minutes away from the historic city of Boston. Proceedings will be published electronically. Early Bird registration (before March 15, 2006) is US $250 (single day: US $100). The conference program is not yet on the website but there is a preview in the full entry. Preliminary program 1. THE VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY AND WHAT’S IN IT FOR LIBRARIES * The role of libraries and librarians in the era of the Virtual Observatory * Metadata and interoperability * Bibliometric studies using the Astrophysics Data System (ADS) * Dataset and facility identifiers – easier retrieval of...

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