Overview

MacTutor is a free online resource containing biographies of more than 3000 mathematicians and over 2000 pages of essays and supporting materials. The system is constantly developing, and although it is no longer the only source on the web for the history of mathematics, we feel that we cover the subject in greater depth than any of the others.

Ongoing Developments

Developments are being made to allow a wider community of editors to contribute to the MacTutor site.

At the moment, changes to the archive are being made by Edmund Robertson and John O'Connor of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews. Our intention with these new developments is to bring more editors in and create a new system whereby editors can propose changes to the site and administrators will be able to review and manage these changes accordingly, publishing them to the live website where appropriate. We hope this will encourage more collaboration and increase the value of the archive towards research and scholarship interaction.