New Open Access Book: Being Modern: The Cultural Impact of Science in the Early Twentieth Century

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UCL Press is delighted to announce the publication of a brand new open access book that may be of interest to list subscribers: Being Modern: The Cultural Impact of Science in the Early Twentieth Century. Download it free from


New app for producing and broadcasting podcasts (

Has anyone tried the new Anchor app ( Apparently, it's a free tool for phones and tablets that allows users to record and edit podcasts right in the app and then publish them via RSS to the various podcast directories. It also has some interesting features like Conversations, which lets up to ten people record together. Sounds like a nice tool for classroom projects without the steep learning curve of Audacity.

RESOURCE> Linkup between Bingenheimer Bibliography of Translations and Chinese Buddhist Canonical Attributions database

Dear list members,

We just wanted briefly to let you know that we have now linked the following two resources:

“Bibliography of Translations from the Chinese Buddhist Canon into Western Languages”

An archive of 24,000 documents from Frederick Law Olmsted’s life and work is now available online

"In preparation for the bicentennial of Olmsted’s 1822 birth, the Library of Congress has made 24,000 documents providing details of Olmsted’s life available online.... The collection includes journals, personal correspondence, project proposals and other documents that offer an intimate picture of Olmsted’s private life and work. The collection is linked to an interactive map at Olmsted Online showing all Olmsted projects in the United States."

1887 Speech by Mary E. Britton in Danville on Woman Suffrage

KY Woman Suffrage

Soon after Kansas granted women the right to vote in municipal elections, Kentuckian Mary E. Britton put aside the racial differences that had torn apart the women's suffrage groups during the 1860s and spoke of her new-found commitment to the cause.

Thousands of Historical California Legislative Publications Digitized and Openly Available Online!

As a result of a collaboration between the California Office of Legislative Counsel and librarians at the University of California, Stanford University and the California State Library, nearly 4,000 California Assembly and Senate publications are now online and have been opened for reading access to everyone worldwide. They are available in the HathiTrust Digital Library as a featured collection, as well as individually in Google Books.

Tenth Winton M. Blount Postal History Symposium Schedule - WWI and Its Immediate Aftermath - November 1-2, 2018 Washington D. C.

The Tenth Winton M. Blount Postal History Symposium, sponsored by the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, the American Philatelic Society and the American Philatelic Research Library. Further information and the registration form are available at

Leonardo da Vinci’s Earliest Notebooks Now Digitized and Made Free Online: Explore His Ingenious Drawings, Diagrams, Mirror Writing & More

The Victoria and Albert is digitizing Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Forster notebooks, "so named because they came from the private collection of John Forster in 1876." The first one is now available online.


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