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Mathematicians are good at counting.  We can count the number of ways to roll  a 7 with two dice.  (Answer = 6.) We can count the number of ways to shuffle a deck of cards so that every card is … Continue reading

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Twenty thousand reviewers!

As of November 12, Mathematical Reviews has over 20,000 active reviewers!  The input of researchers from around the world helps to make MathSciNet such a valuable tool.  We are truly grateful for your efforts.  Thank you!

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Metadata

MathSciNet is full of metadata.  We create our own metadata.  We receive metadata from many of the publishers of the journals we cover.  So what are metadata?  (Or what is metadata?)  The simplest explanation of metadata is that they are a type of … Continue reading

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Update Your Author Profile and receive a free AMS eBook

Authors may update their own author profiles with the native script version of their name, a personal photo, personal email, and URL. For a limited time, authors who update their profiles will receive a free AMS eBook. Complete details will … Continue reading

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Reviewers are getting a raise

As of January 18, 2016, reviewers will receive 12 AMS Points for each review they submit that is published in MathSciNet.  That’s a 50% raise!  Mathematical Reviews very much appreciates the efforts of our reviewers. We feel quite strongly that good … Continue reading

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Personalizing your author profile

A key feature of Mathematical Reviews and MathSciNet is our work to identify authors.  (See the earlier post “Who wrote that?”.)  For each author in the database, we create an Author Profile Page.  But did you know you can personalize … Continue reading

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Work at Mathematical Reviews

Mathematical Reviews is hiring!  We are looking for a new Associate Editor to start in spring or summer 2016.  The new editor should have expertise in algebraic geometry, or related areas of mathematics, such as commutative rings and algebras or group theory.  

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Who wrote that?

Much of mathematics is identified with people.  We don’t talk about Algebra, we talk about “Lang”.  We speak of “Feller”, not An Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications.  But which Feller is actually this Feller?

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MathSciNet: Moving forward by moving backward

Mathematical Reviews has a program for extending the reach of the database to include material from the various retrodigitization projects by libraries, institutions, and publishers.  Many of these fall under the umbrella of the World Digital Mathematics Library (WDML), which … Continue reading

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Interview in the AMS Notices: Managing the Math Deluge

Allyn Jackson, senior writer and deputy editor of the AMS Notices, interviewed me not long after I became the Executive Editor of Mathematical Reviews.  That interview is in the May 2015 issue  Allyn and I talked about some of the major issues for Mathematical … Continue reading

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