Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The week everything broke

Over the past few days, our scanner developed a bad attitude, our printer stopped speaking to our computers, and our external hard drive snapped, "Don't even try to save one more tiff on me." After many phone calls, generous help from other library staff, and a visit from a self-described geek, we are almost back on our feet - just in time to solve the decidedly analog problem of "Where the heck is our run of Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medizin?" The library holds ten volumes of this important journal founded by Rudolf Virchow, who is celebrated as the father of modern pathology. One of the volumes is needed for an upcoming lecture, and "We can't find it" is not an option!

A few well-placed emails and phone calls later, we determined that these early volumes were re-bound under the title Virchows Archiv (the title by which the journal is known today), and shelved accordingly.


Our Volume 1 of Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medizin hails from the University of Bonn's Pharmacology Institute, spent many decades in the library stacks, and now has a home in the Classic Article Collection.

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