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Micscape, contributors from 30 (or so*) countries - The content of this magazine very much reflects what our contributors wish to share, so a big thank you once again to each for sharing their time, skills and enthusiasm. This month we welcome our first contributor from Venezuela, which brings the number of countries from which we have received contributions since we started up to 30 (372 contributors to date).
We always welcome new contributors but, in particular, if a reader notices that their country from the chart below is not represented (or not well), why not be the first (or increase its presence)? We welcome contributions on macro or microscopy from contributors at any skill level. For example, we rarely share aspects of local collecting habitats for macro/micro fauna and flora, so with a phone camera/consumer digicam this would be a very accessible topic to share. (* For the sharp-eyed, depending on how formally regard the UK, N. Ireland and Jersey so let's say 30 or so.)
First Micscape Yearbook nearing completion - Is there no limit to the energies of my colleague and site co-founder Mol Smith? Not only is he busy editing his fourth full-length feature film taken entirely on a DSLR, but has also been compiling our first ca. 100 page full colour paper Yearbook of Micscape articles (in addition to his behind the scenes work on the core admin of this large, complex website). Each of the articles has required complete resetting for the paper format in liaison with contributors, a mammoth task.
The Yearbook will feature a selection of articles (ca. 20) from the past few years and will be available shortly. The possibility of future examples will depend on its take-up, so please support it if possible. Mol hopes to keep the cost to a minimum but without sacrificing quality and will be priced barely above production cost. A small profit would be used to aid the considerable running costs of this website.
For any future Yearbooks, authors whose material we would like to share, would be contacted for permission and be fully involved with transcription to paper and final proofing.
Update: October 23rd. The Yearbook is now available from Amazon worldwide. See this page for Contents, a look inside and links to purchase options.
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| External links.
Updated June 2016. Below are some of
our favourites, which includes sites with
extensive links and/or resources for the
optical microscopy enthusiast.
Diatom Forum P
Amateur Microscopy (>1000 members, very active)
Algae-L 'Forum for marine, freshwater and terrestrial algae'. Access to Archives possible for non-subscribers.
Diatom-L 'Research on the diatom algae.' Access to Archives for subscribers only. Link was current March 2016. Many online diatom resources point to an outdated Indiana Univ. listserver. (With thanks to Rob Kimmich for the current link.)
sites (also see Societies and Clubs page.)
Journal, 'infocus' and other resources for members and the community.
Microscopical Club Journal, Bulletin and meetings for members.
collated by Steve Gill formerly on
CD and now free on Micscape.
Ireland - resource site by
hunter a free monthly
microscopy enthusiast magazine
edited by Oliver Kim
Independent Generation of Research (IGoR) - Wiki style resource for citizen scientists to share their work.
Lens On Leeuwenhoek - extensive resource online by Douglas Anderson
Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek ('Alle de Brieven ..') transcribed and free online at DBNL.
slides by Howard Lynk
Klaus Kemp's 'Diatoms' website - offers regional strews and arranged prepared slides of diatoms, an 8 form test slide, radiolaria, insect scales etc and prepares arranged slides on commission.
Ireland' resource by Leszek Wolnik
makers of microscopes and microscope
Stevenson's extensive resource
Victorian slide makers
rocking microtome resources including
www.willemsmicroscope.com Dutch enthusiast Willem Cramer's website
Stefano Barone's Diatom Shop sale of his own prepared and arranged slides of diatoms, radiolaria and forams.
Stefano Barone's 'Microworlds' blog regularly updated blog and diary where Stefano showcases and discusses the typical examples of the slides he has prepared.