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Tchaikovsky piano concerto no. 1, complete works edition

Composers and their works

June 23, 2017
by Ray Heigemeir

The scholarly edition of the famous Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1 just landed in my lap (ouch!), which got me thinking about the impressive publications we in the music world know as “composer complete works editions,” or, “composer collected works.” These often lavish, multi-volume sets of music scores are painstakingly produced by scholars, based on all available source material, and published over time following a pre-determined order, and as the name implies, present the complete output of a particular composer.

A False Color 432 Landsat composite image, made in Google Earth Engine

Google makes 40 years of Earth observations available to researchers with Google Earth Engine!

June 21, 2017
by Mr. Stace D Maples

Last week I spent 3 days at Google for their annual Google Earth Engine Summit, learning about new features and applications of their Google Earth Engine technology. If you haven’t seen Google Earth Engine, I encourage you to go to https://earthengine.google.com and use the signup link to get an account. It’s absolutely free for non-commercial use and it’s capabilities are pretty mind-blowing.

Concierge Keys

Reminder: Upcoming Concierge Tours

June 21, 2017
by Huey-Ning Tan

Concierge tours of Li Ma Science Library and the Digitization Lab & Imaging Space take place this week and next.  While the tours of the Digitization Lab have reached capacity, there's still room in the Li Ma Science Library tours.

Li Ma Science Library tours:

  • Wednesday, June 21, 10:00-11:00AM
  • Thursday, June 22, 2:00-3:00PM

Tours will meet at the entrance to the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning.

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.

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