Ex Libris Universum

Monday, 25 January 2021

The Emilio Segrè Visual Archives presents favorite images as backgrounds!

Back by popular demand, Zoom backgrounds, part two!

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Lewis and Langmuir

It was again pleasant to take a trip to the archives stacks containing the Wenner Collection at AIP’s Niels Bohr Library and Archives back in early 2020. And again, it took little time to find a box containing papers written by two giants of the early 20th century, concerned with one of the basic problems of both physics and chemistry. The papers are:

Thursday, 31 December 2020

December Photos of the Month

Join us as we look back at the history of the Arecibo Observatory and some of the research done with this one-of-a-kind telescope!

Monday, 21 December 2020

Or How to Sound Like a Rare Book Expert, Part 8

Welcome to the next chapter of our ABC blog series! All quoted definitions used in this series come from John Carter and Nicholas Barker’s book ABC for Book Collectors. Today, we discuss some book terms that begin with the letter "T." You are welcome to access our entire ABC series here.

Text Block

“An ugly but useful term, the product of the increasing mechanisation of edition-binding. It means the text part of a book, sewn and trimmed, perhaps, but without endpapers, before casing-in; now used by hand-binders with the same meaning.”

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Or how to sound like a rare book expert, part 7

For the next installment of the ABC blog series, we continue to explore the Wenner Collection using vocabulary defined in John Carter and Nicholas Barker’s classic book, ABC for Book Collectors. Today we are highlighting the letter S. You can read the entirety of our ABC series here

Monday, 30 November 2020

November Photos of the Month

As the holiday season is beginning, we try to keep the balance between being productive and getting ready for the holidays. This year, with the pandemic, we still have to tackle the same concept to keep the work and life balance, with some twist by trying to do it all in one place, at home.

Monday, 9 November 2020

Have you ever been asked, “What is your role? What do you do at your job?” People asked me this question all the time when I first started working at the Niels Bohr Library and Archives (NBLA) in 2019. Even though I would answer, “part-time Library Project Assistant,” my inquirers still wouldn’t understand exactly what my job description entails. It is true, the title Library Project Assistant could apply to a variety of job functions across different institutions. Under normal circumstances, here at NBLA, my days would mainly be filled working with our collection of rare books. For our purposes, NBLA has classified rare books as those dated pre-1920.

Friday, 23 October 2020

October Photos of the Month

This October, I want to use the Photos of the Month to share an important reminder with our readers in the U.S. about voting!

Here’s the reminder: Vote! Do it!!

Join me in looking at some ESVA photos of physicists meeting former Presidents. I hope they will serve as a little inspiration for us all to take the necessary steps to make our voices heard in the upcoming 2020 election!


Friday, 16 October 2020

The Emilio Segrè Visual Archives presents favorite images as backgrounds!

We’re all spending more time on our computers these days in video chats for class, work, and the good old chinwag with friends and family. If you need a new virtual background, don’t fear! Our staff has chosen some of our favorite images from the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives and made them available, sized to fit perfectly in your video chat tool of choice (Zoom, Teams, etc.). If you are a teacher, you could even use one of these backgrounds to introduce a topic!