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Upcoming RCN Meetings

November 8-9, 2019, Woods Hole, MA 

For meeting information, click here

Past RCN Meetings

July 27-28, 2019, Utrecht, Netherlands 

    RCN Working Group: Isis CB Meeting July 27-28, 2019 (following the History of Science Society July 23-27, 2019)

    Location: De Rechtbank & Court Hotel at Korte, Nieuwstraat 14, Utrecht

    This meeting will bring together a working group of collaborative editors for the IsisCB along with editors of closely related history of science and technology bibliographies in order to further the RCN goal of building a discipline-wide infrastructure for the sharing of data. The IsisCB is the largest ongoing bibliographical resource in discipline of history of science and medicine and several other bibliography editors are either currently working with the IsisCB or intend to; this network is the foundation of a data infrastructure that all members of the RCN can utilize. By linking our bibliographical and authority data, we will have achieved another significant milestone toward creating a comprehensive index of sources and concepts and building a network of authoritative full-text resources for computational analysis.

    The goal will be to discuss the sharing of bibliographical and authority data and the use of multiple classification systems. During the meeting we will go over the current IsisCB import protocols and consider problem areas--both technical and conceptual with the aim of building a more robust and efficient ingestion engine. We will also focus on the challenge of integrating different tagging schemes and classification systems found in different bibliographies.


    Saturday, July 27

    12:30PM Lunch with Isis CB Advisory Board, Hotel Restaurant
    2:00PM RCN Isis CB Meeting, Conference Room
    5:00PM Meeting adjourns

    Sunday, July 28

    9:00AM RCN Isis CB Meeting, Conference Room
    12:30PM Lunch, Hotel Restaurant
    2:00PM RCN Isis CB Meeting, Conference Room
    5:00PM Meeting adjourns

    Allowable RCN meeting expenses for reimbursement:

    As a part of the NSF RCN grant administered at Arizona State University, we are able to reimburse the following expenses after the working group meeting...

    • Hotel expenses: Additional night’s stay following HSS (July 26-29th only)
      • NSF lodging limits for Utrecht, Netherlands is $165 a night
    • Airport ground transportation and/or trains to Utrecht
    • Economy airfare between July 22nd and July 29th
      • If attending HSS and RCN meetings the flight range extends to July 22nd- July 29th
      • If attending only RCN meetings: July 26-29th

    NOTE: All international air travel must adhere to the Fly American Act for federal funded and NSF air travel!
    Refer to Open Skies Agreements for limited circumstances which use of a foreign air carrier is permissible.

March 30, 2019, Woods Hole, MA 

  • A special talk at the Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology 
  • Talk Title: "The History of Science and the Science of History: Computational Methods, Algorithms, and the Future of the Field"
  • Saturday, March 30, 2019 during "An Introduction to Computational History of Science" session
  • Meigs Room, Swope Center
  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


November 1 - 4, 2018, Seattle, WA

  • HSS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
  • Schedule
  • Goals

September 18, 2018, London, United Kingdom

September 8 - 9, 2017, Woods Hole, MA

Thursday, September 7: Travel Day
Friday & Saturday, September 8 & 9: Meeting Dates
Sunday, September 10: Travel Day

Meetings @ MBL: Travel Information

The Peter Pan Bus Line has a convenient bus service to Woods Hole from Boston Logan Airport. Within Boston, the bus line also stops at Boston South Station located at 700 Atlantic Avenue.  In Woods Hole, the Peter Pan Bus Line stop is located at the SteamShip Authority, 1 Cowdry Rd, Woods Hole.

Please allow a minimum of 45 minutes between flight arrival and bus departure.

Directions to the Sands of Time Hotel from the SteamShip Authority are on the map below. 
For Complete MBL Travel Information, please see the MBL Directions page.

Driving Directions

If you are driving from Boston Logan Airport, Springfield, New York, Connecticut, please click here for specific driving directions.


ASU will pay your acommodations (housing rate and applicable taxes) directly to the Sands of Time Inn, 549 Woods Hole Rd, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Their front desk is open 24 hours a day and can be reached at 800-841-0114.   Accommodations include air conditioning and Wi-Fi.  

Map from Hotel to MBL Library (Lillie 103)

Lillie 103 Room Information

  • Room Security: Room will automatically open at 7:45 am on Friday and Saturday. If it does not, call MBL security at 508-289-7217
  • Room Media: Two sixty inch monitors, HDMI and VGA inputs, conference phone, integrated vidyo conference system, lecture capture, one whiteboard
  • Room Phone Number: 508-289-7103
  • MBL Media Services: Richard Boudreau, rboudreau@mbl.edu, 508-289-7771 ~ (will roll to cell phone)
  • MBL Front Desk Phone Number: 508-548-3705, Katy Dern: 417-270-7277

MBL Guest Policies

Click here to access the Guest Policies for the Marine Biological Laboratory. All participants are expected to have reviewed this information prior to arrival. The MBL's Code of Conduct can be accessed here.

Woods Hole Information and Local Eateries

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be "on your own" during the meeting. Click here for a list of local eateries! Participants will be reimbursed the federal per diem daily rate for the meeting, including travel days, which is $54.00. 

Welcome Brochure provides rich detail on the MBL and Woods Hole.

Link to Woods Hole weather.

Please visit www.woodshole.com for information on Woods Hole’s restaurants and services.  Also features a fun town webcam

Falmouth is 4 miles away and a larger center. Information can be found at www.Falmouthvisitor.com.

RCN Members

RCN Steering Committee Members

RCN Working Group IsisCB Members



Domestic Participants or Speakers

After the event: Email the following to Jessica Ranney (Jessica.Ranney@asu.edu).
1. A completed ASU Expense Reimbursement Form
2. Itemized receipts

Reimbursement paperwork must be submitted within 10 days of the RCN meeting.


International Participants or Speakers

Before the event: Register in ASU’s new financial system as a “supplier”
Registration Portal
• ASU will not be able to process any reimbursement until your status as an ASU supplier is active

After the event: Email the following to Jessica Ranney (Jessica.Ranney@asu.edu).
1. Completed ASU Expense Reimbursement Form
2. Complete Alien Data Collection Form
3. Copy of itemized receipts
4. Copy of passport picture page
5. Copy of US visa
6. Copy of DS-2019
7. Copy of I94 arrival record (must be retrieved and printed from the link in Part I of the Alien Data Collection Form)
8. Completed Compliance Statement (required for visitors in B visa status, see the parentheses after the B visa in Part I) – only if applicable

Reimbursement paperwork must be submitted within 10 days of the RCN meeting.


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