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United Nations Day 2016,

"UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

This year's UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals"

-Source: United Nations Day website.

Cover image of Bird & Diz

Celebrate Dizzy Gillespie's birthday with a wonderful new children's book at Cubberley Library about his collaboration with Charlie "Bird" Parker and the birth of bebop: Golio, Gary, and Ed Young. 2015. Bird & Diz.   "BEBOP! Like riding a musical roller coaster, it'll make your head spin." 

From a major exhibition, to a Band performance, to free Stanford-branded Google Cardboards, to an oral history booth: this Reunion Homecoming the Archives is offering a rich variety of options for alumni and their families.

An exhibit focused on the incomparable Stanford Band is now on display at Arrillaga Alumni Center. One of several exhibits currently displayed on campus in celebration of Stanford's 125 anniversary, and united under the theme of "Stanford Stories from the Archives," the exhibit highlights the history of the Band from its earliest formal performances in the 1890's to the irreverent and beloved campus institution we know today.

During Hydra Connect 2016 in Boston this October, we had several discussions around geospatial repository services. There was a half-day workshop and presentation on GeoConcerns -- part of the Hydra Geospatial Data Modeling Working Group chaired by Eliot Jordan; a panel discussion on sharing geospatial metadata; and a meeting of the Hydra Geospatial Interest Group.

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REMINDER: Gear Up for Social Science Data - Fall 2016

Need data for a research project? Come to the Gear Up for Social Science Data Extravaganza, hosted by Stanford University Libraries on Friday, October 21st, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Green Library.

Let us know that you are coming: Gear Up RSVP

Microscopy image by Juan G. Cueva and Miriam B. Goodman

For nearly four years, the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) has been home to the research outputs of scientists and scholars from across Stanford’s campus. But while those data files, videos, source code, microscopy images, survey results, maps and more have been discoverable and accessible through the Libraries’ online catalog, SearchWorks, it has been hard to get an overview of all the available data. Until now.

East Asia Library

The East Asia Library hosted the annual meeting of the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) this last Friday and Saturday, October 14-15th.  In this two-day meeting, NCC members from major universities in the US, Canada, and Japan discussed current and future projects.  Representatives from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, which funds many of the NCC’s projects, also participated actively in the discussions.