W&L Hosting Web Site on Nuclear Issues

Here’s a Web site developed by Washington and Lee students and faculty that is worth visiting. It’s the Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues, part of the National Science Foundation’s National Science Digital Library. Frank Settle (chemistry) has been directing development of the site, which began in 2000 through the first of three NSF grants and is now supported by a grant from Gerry Lenfest. According to Settle, about 40 W&L students have participated in the project, which now features more than 2,700 vetted, indexed annotations to diverse references on nuclear topics. Over the past year there have been 172,200 visitors to the site from 163 countries. The library is recommended by the National Science Teachers Association and is referenced by more than 100 complementary websites.

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