Author: Audrey McKay

As federal libraries continually search for ways to demonstrate their value, bibliometrics has emerged as a way to quantitatively assess the impact of federally funded and produced research. Bibliometrics is essentially the statistical analysis of written publications, such as books, reports and journal articles. ...

Dr. James A. Duke, a world-renowned botanist for the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), passed away in December 2017 at the age of 88. He was a pioneer in the study of alternative crops and the chemical makeup of plants for medicinal and pharmaceutical purposes. Preserving archival data and research such as Dr. Duke's is important not only as an...

What do you call a librarian who researches both the north and south poles? Bi-polar, of course! And our own Sue Olmsted is one of those bi-polar librarians. Sue is a special collections conservator working remotely—not as remote as the polar stations of McMurdo, Amundsen–Scott or Palmer, but from her home in North Carolina, miles away from the National Science Foundation’s offices in...