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New collections added to Stanford Digital Repository in February and March 2014

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In February and March, approximately 357,000 new files representing over 14,000 items were accessioned into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). These materials include -- but are not limited to -- items from the Watershed Map of India, the People's Computer Company, and Revs Digital Library

The Watershed Map of India

The Watershed Map of India contains over 130 shapefiles representing basin and sub-basin boundaries, drainage networks, and rivers throughout India. Data are available for all 34 basins in India at a 1:250,000 scale allowing for analysis and implementation of water management schemes related to soil and water conservation, flood control, soil erosion control, land reclamation, hydro-power, irrigation, and other assessments of ground water resources.
Example: http://purl.stanford.edu/zv882px4750
Added to SDR this month: 262 files
Collection Contact: Kim Durante

People’s Computer Company

The newsletters of the People’s Computer Company and the Homebrew Computer Club are important documents of the early history of Microcomputing. Stanford University's collection is one of the most complete sets in the world. The project will produce nearly complete digitized sets of these historical publications which will be invaluable to researchers interested in the history of Silicon Valley and the history of Microcomputing.
Example: http://purl.stanford.edu/sg360dy6771
Added to SDR this month: 41 newsletters
Collection Contact: Henry Lowood

Revs Digital Library

In February and March the Revs Digital Library made further progress in it's ongoing efforts to ensure access and preservation of materials from the Revs Institute and the Revs Program at Stanford. The Institute, which is focused on the scholarly study of the automotive history, houses a library with over a million automobile-related items, including images, research books, ephemera, and specialized documents. The Revs Program at Stanford was established to promote a new trans-disciplinary field connecting the past, present and future of the automobile. More information is at the Revs Digital Library website, which is currently in beta and available to all members of the Stanford community. The items added are a continuation of the digitization efforts for this collection.
Example: http://purl.stanford.edu/bc410vh4765
Added to SDR this month: approximately 12658 photos
Collection Contact: Scott George

Gaihozu Maps

Over four hundred additional "Gaihozu Maps" depicting Japan and territories outside of Japan (referred to as "Gaihozu") were added to SDR . Created between the Meiji era and the end of WWII, this collection is part of a world-wide effort to preserve this historically and scientifically important set of materials. Branner Library holds around 10,000 of these maps. This is a continuation of the digitization efforts for this collection.  For more information, please see the article on the Gaihozu maps in ReMix: The Stanford University Libraries Newsletter.
Example: http://purl.stanford.edu/yn926qb3774
Added to SDR this month: 444 maps
Collection Contact: Jane Ingalls and G. Salim Mohammed

Caricatures of Black Americans

This collection contains items depicting white perceptions of African Americans as portrayed in the cover illustrations of sheet music. The quality of the artwork varies with its depictions; from crude racism to fairly refined perceptions of Black life over the period from the overthrow of slavery to the Great Depression.
Example: http://purl.stanford.edu/nm114yz3112
Added to SDR this month: 144 items
Collection Contact: Glynn Edwards

The Musical Acoustics Research Library (MARL)

MARL consists of an extensive collection of files compiled by or about many of the most prominent acousticians of our time. MARL was collected by the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) in conjunction with the Catgut Acoustical Society and several acousticians. The vast majority of the library content is available only in hardcopy form and requires scholars to make arrangements to visit Special Collections to view materials. This is part of an ongoing digitization effort of MARL materials.
Example: http://purl.stanford.edu/zt717pp3008
Added to SDR this month: 301 items
Collection Contact: Jerry McBride

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