The Stanford Libraries, like the rest of Stanford, has engaged in a long-range planning process which has all of our staff focused on the role that the library plays in a growing, and changing, academic organization. That process, which has involved both internal review and engagement with faculty, students, and donors, has lead us to develop a new metaphorical model for envisioning the library’s position in the academic sphere: The Scholarly Workbench.
The Jenny Lind paper doll set is a somewhat unusual and most charming recent acquisition by the Stanford Libraries. The doll, measuring just 10 cm in height, comes with costumes from eight of Lind’s notable opera roles, a “concert-toilette” (recital) gown, and five hair pieces. The chromolithographed opera costumes may reference actual outfits worn by Lind, or, more likely, originate from the designer’s imagination. We do know that the designer took liberties with the doll’s hair color—Lind was decidedly a brunette.
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To help while you're relaxing on the couch in post-turkey bliss, the Media & Microtext Center is happy to announce we're extending DVD borrowing over Thanksgiving week!
Starting 11/11 audio-visual materials will be due Mon 11/27.
Remember there's no limit on the number of DVDs, Blu-rays, videogames, etc., you can check out. Enjoy!
- The Media & Microtext Center in Cecil H. Green Library
During the week of November 4 - November 10, the East Asia Library hosted a pop-up exhibition of Chinese brush paintings created by the students in ART 243: The Art of Peony in Chinese Brush Painting, a course taught through the Continuing Studies program by Dr. Felix Chan Lim and Dr. Bobbi Makani-Lim.
The November issue of the Science Library Newsletter has just been published. The monthly newsletter brings you news you can use from the Robin Li & Melissa Ma Science Library. We announce workshops, seminars, and other events; highlight useful tools and resources; and alert readers to changes in collections and services. Recent articles cover:
There are two breakthrough technologies catching fire on campus these days. One of them, CRISPR-Cas9, is changing our relationship to the physical world through gene editing. The other, Artificial Intelligence (AI), is changing how we generate, process and analyze information.