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Becky Fischbach and Tom Mullaney

Tom Mullaney & Becky Fischbach: remarks at the 2017 Amy J. Blue Awards ceremony

June 14, 2017
by Glen Worthey

On May 24, 2017, Stanford Libraries staff member Becky Fischbach was awarded the University's Amy J. Blue Award.  Becky and her award were profiled by the University News Service a week earlier ("Elizabeth Fischbach, a ‘storyteller par excellence,’ wins an Amy J. Blue Award").  Below are remarks offered at the awards ceremony by Stanford Professor of History Tom Mullaney, who introduced Becky, and by the laureate herself in accepting the award.  Photos of the event are courtesy of Katie Farrey.

Larry Dahl recognized for 35 years of service

June 12, 2017
by Huey-Ning Tan

On May 25th, at the Multicultural Springfest here on campus, our own Larry Dahl was one of the many Stanford staff recognized for serving 30 to 50 years at the University.  At the celebration each honoree received a certificate + an engraved plaque to honor their service to Stanford with the highlight of shaking hands with Provost Persis Drell on stage.

Neighborhoods, Baghdad, 2010

Baghdad City data now available through EarthWorks

June 12, 2017
by Kimberly A Durante

Faculty, staff, and students affiliated with Stanford University can now find and access GIS vector shapefile data for Baghdad, Iraq using the EarthWorks discovery platform.

Created by LeadDog Consulting, this collection contains layers representing city streets, land use, points of interest, bodies of water, airports, neighborhoods, and railroads from 2010.

Bodrell Joer'dan Smith and Associates

Brochure of 1960s architecture by Bodrell Joer'dan Smith, shared in honor of Father's Day

June 9, 2017
by Astrid Johannah Smith

In honor of Father’s Day, it is a pleasure to share a very special object of personal significance that was recently donated to the Stanford Libraries in digital form. The item is a small “promotional brochure for an architecture firm based in Los Angeles in the 1960s with a list of their projects including drawings, maps, and photographs both of buildings and architectural models,” as described by rare book cataloger Ann Myers. The architect—my father—was Bodrell Joer’dan Smith, and this pamphlet both promoted and celebrated the accomplishments of his early career.

Bing Wing Facade Restoration Project

June 9, 2017
by Mimi Calter

As part of its ongoing preservation and renovation programs, Stanford's department of Lands, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) has initiated a project to repair and clean the exterior facade of the historic Bing Wing of Green Library.  This will be a three-year project, taking place in the summer of each of the next three years.

Africa Today 1975

Small Treasures in the John Marcum Papers (Part 4)

June 7, 2017
by Franz Kunst

Welcome to part four of our week-long venture into the John Marcum papers. In the midst of revolution and upheaval, many African countries found themselves courted by both East and West in a proxy Cold War. Naturally, much of the battle was fought with propaganda, and these items reflect the urgency and tension of those times.

Yewno Discover UI Redesign

June 7, 2017
by Mimi Calter

You’ll soon see exciting enhancements to Yewno Discover, including a redesign of the user interface.  This UI redesign is driven by vast increases in content from Yewno’s quality academic sources, as well as indispensable feedback from customers and users on how to bring even more value and benefits - with images, enhanced mapping and document functionality, annotation and collaboration features, and much more.  To learn more, please register for a webinar here.

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