Dive into the treasures housed in the Academy's Research Library, from vintage photographs, digitized field notes, and other delightful discoveries.
November 24, 2009
Being a librarian, I tend to think of my work life as a series of questions and answers. Answering questions is essentially what I do for a living, and answers are the product of a hard day's work.
November 3, 2009
A significant aspect of scientific expeditions is visually documenting a location, people, or specimens. Here in the archive, it is our job to preserve these images. While these days most scientists...
October 26, 2009
Open Access Week has officially come & gone, but that doesn't mean we should stop thinking about Open Access!
October 17, 2009
In case you've been wondering what we're up to: This coming week is Open Access Week! October 19-23 2009 is a week to bring awareness to, and to talk about, the Open Access movement.
October 2, 2009
Last Friday night, the Academy celebrated one year in its new building with the Big Bang Gala.
September 22, 2009
Welcome to the second installment of the From the Stacks video blog! Tune in to this episode to learn about the fascinating, turbulent life of John James Audubon, as well as more about his great book.
September 10, 2009
Back-to-School has arrived on the calendar for the children of San Francisco and one of the men they – and I am sure their parents - can thank for that privilege was one of the seven founding fathers...
August 28, 2009
Jenny Haniver and I just met. I was vaguely aware of her existence, but I'd never made her acquaintance. Like so much in my life, I found her through books. I first heard of her via an obtuse...
August 11, 2009
We've turned the page! Drop by the Library Reading Room to see a new page of the Audubon Double Elephant Folio on display for your viewing pleasure. This month's choice is the American Crow, ...
August 7, 2009
Beginning in 1919, Academy Director Barton Evermann and Joseph Mailliard, Honary Curator of Ornithology and Mammalogy, began putting together a collection of photos and biographical sketches of...