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The Correlation Between Arts and Crafts and a Nobel Prize

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 09/11/2015 - 20:58
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The average scientist is not statistically more likely than a member of the general public to have an artistic or crafty hobby. But members of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society -- elite societies of scientists, membership in which is based on professional accomplishments and discoveries -- are 1.7 and 1.9 times more likely to have an artistic or crafty hobby than the average scientist is. And Nobel prize winning scientists are 2.85 times more likely than the average scientist to have an artistic or crafty hobby.

OCLC lays off 27 in Dublin as libraries struggle

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 08:50
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“Over the last five years, OCLC has been in a period of significant investment in new products and services,” the nonprofit computer-service and research organization said in a statement. “To support that investment, we have increased staffing in a number of areas and completed acquisitions to strengthen our position.”

From OCLC lays off 27 in Dublin as libraries struggle | The Columbus Dispatch

NASA Library Closing

Submitted by dbigwood on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:22
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NASA Watch reports JSC Is Abandoning NASA History

NASA JSC is shutting down its Media Research Center. The MRC employees, with more than a century of collective service stretching back to the Apollo era, are being laid off effective 22 October. The building that houses this team will be closed. All materials will be put in boxes - and forgotten.

Darwin's Entire Library Aboard The HMS Beagle Is Now Available Online

Submitted by Pete on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:30

This from the usually forward looking site io9, "A historian has reconstructed the lost library of books that accompanied Charles Darwin during his five-year scientific voyage across the world, allowing the public to read the more than 400 volumes that served as reference and inspiration for the young naturalist whose theories would revolutionize biology.