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Dataset Australian Scientists in History (1985 - )

History and Philosophy of Science
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This dataset is the outcome of research that began in 1985 and is ongoing. It encompasses the biographical and professional profiles of scientists who worked in the fields of science and technology in Australia, between the mid-19th century and current day.

Data collected on the scientists includes: name and alternative names; date and place of birth and death, if known; occupations or fields of specialisation; a summary note outlining their life and work; a timeline of career positions; reference to related people, organisations and archival holdings; and a list of relevant published resources.

The data was structured to comply with ISAAR (CPF) guidelines.

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Rebecca Rigby