Over the past 15 years we have been working to raise the scientific glory of the Library of Alexandra to what it was 2500 years ago when Scientists like Euclid and many others built the library into the major global center of scientist. Many thought this was impossible as organizations such as the NIH had budgets over 27 billion and we had little or no budget. However, as Dr. Serageldin has said, when you are low on money, this is when one needs to be creative. We therefore have taken a very different approach, and the star of science has risen at the library of alexadria.
Science is very broad, and 1000s of different discipline, and millions of different ideas of science. However, as we thought about this, a core to science is research methods. Every scientific study needs to have at its center research methods. Therefore about 2 years ago we decided to build a Euclid Research Methods library of Alexandria
We spent a summer reviewing and vetting on line statistics lectures, ebooks and other items. We then created the research methods library of Alexandria. This site is designed to be a one stop shopping center. We contacted many statistics experts for their on line materials. This became larger and larger, and the biggest on line library of research methods.
While doing this Mary Shann contacted us and said that she had 2000 research methods books. We contacted Dr. Serageldin, the director of the library of Alexandria and he was keen on building a research methods library. We contact many in statistics asking them to donate their books. We received over 5000 books which were sent to a warehouse. Just last week the cargoship Sealand Washington set sail with the library of Alexandria library.
It is fascinating to see its voyage to Alexandria. The books shall arrive in the middle of November. We are so honored that the leading statistical people of the world donated their books to improve statistical literacy in Arab and African countries.
When we began this we did not think about building the largest methods library in the world. As we were collecting virtual and book materials we google research methods libraries. It was so surprising that we could not find any library specifically dedicated to research methods. In building the Euclid Library of Alexandria we have been surprised and proud of all the scientific and statistical support we have received. The Euclid Research methods library of Alexandria, is now dedicated to improving the science of Arab, African and the World’s science.