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April 23, 2008

Computer History Museum job

See the SHOT blog for a job announcement for an interpretive curator at the Computer History Museum out in California. No PhD necessary, though it looks like they'd prefer a candidate who's published in the computer history field.

April 10, 2008

Zatocoding

The front cover of the newest issue of College and Research Libraries News is a CBI image, from the Calvin Mooers Papers, showing a woman working with Zatocoding. Zatocoding was an information retrieval system developed by Mooers in 1947 that he once stated "antagonized librarians" because of its automation of the field. The issue also contains a brief explanation of the image, written by Arvid, on the table of contents page. Very exciting!

Here's a link to the cover: http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues2008/april08/April.cfm

April 7, 2008

Junto Report

This past weekend, I attended the 2008 Midwest Junto for the History of Science, a conference geared primarily towards graduate students in the history of science, technology, and medicine. This year's meeting was located in Minneapolis, so it was a good opportunity for me to learn a bit about the field and do a little networking on behalf of CBI. I was impressed with the caliber of many of the graduate student presentations that I saw, particularly those from the University of Minnesota program (no bias) and the University of Oklahoma. The atmosphere was friendly, convivial, and informal; and I became an official Junto member by paying $2 in dues and signing my name in a registration book.

So far, check out the University of Minnesota HSTM blog for a review; more reviews to come, I'm sure. If you're in the Midwest, definitely consider attending next year's Junto at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City.