On July 17-18, the Stanford Media Preservation Lab team welcomed a small group of media preservation professionals from around the region and across the country to our home on the Stanford Redwood City campus for two days of “unconferencing". While Stanford has been a leader in media preservation among academic libraries for over a decade, this was our first time hosting a community-oriented event with the goal of advancing our collective work: to ensure ongoing, long-term access to audiovisual recordings of all kinds in the interest of scholarly research, artistic continuity, and the public good.
The Acquisitions Department is pleased to welcome Shani Braier Marcovitz as the new Ordering Specialist.
Shani will initially be responsible for ordering resources in the subject areas of East Asian Studies, Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology, and Education. She will be assigned additional ones in the future.
This is a guest post from Special Collections Processing Assistant Brian Bethel.
I’m excited to make my debut post in my new role as the Digital Archivist for Special Collections! Since I’m the newest member of team ePADD I thought it would be only fitting to write my inaugural post on the subject of email. I recently worked with the email contained in the Robert Creeley papers and it gave me the opportunity to experiment with the ePADD software and find some effective strategies for processing email. Working on this project also gave me a chance to think a little more deeply about how we process email and how we document the decisions that we make
After more than 10 years with the Stanford Libraries, on July 20, 2018, Sarah Lester said goodbye to friends and colleagues and prepared for her new role as the Librarian for the College of Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. During her time at Stanford, Sarah made incredible contributions to the Terman Engineering Library and the wider Stanford community. At various points, Sarah served as the liaison to several departments in the School of Engineering, including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science. Sarah spearheaded an effort to digitize and
Congratulations you have made it to the conclusion of my academic fake news four-part series. So far, I have covered three aspects: predatory journals, fraudulent conferences and faulty textbooks. To wrap up the series I will offer potential solutions to help the noble soldiers fighting on the right side of the Information Wars.
Every few years, when Special Collections-Redwood City is hosting a number of summer students and interns, we make a trip to Alice’s Restaurant for lunch to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions. It’s also a way to say thank you to our Redwood City staff for a very productive year. Sadly several staff members were unable to make it at the last minute as jury duty and emergency training took precedence.