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Science and Engineering Libraries Winter Quarter 2019 Workshops

January 8, 2019
by Amy E. Hodge

The Science and Engineering Libraries have a lot of great workshops planned for the winter quarter. Check the offerings below and join us for one or more of these awesome opportunities!

Major Events

January 23-24, 2019 (Wednesday & Thursday) 
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Software Carpentry Workshop
Host: Amy Hodge, Science Data Librarian
Location: Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building
Registration with SUNet ID required

Concierge Keys

Concierge 50: SU Press

January 7, 2019
by Ellie Buckley

Join us as we kick off 2019 with a presentation on Stanford University Press. Alan Harvey will give a brief history of the Press and an overview of their operations in Redwood City, with focus on recent developments within the book publishing industry at large. Specific programs, such as the Stanford Briefs, Redwood Press, and supDigital (the Press' new program of interactive scholarly works) will also be explored.

National Geospatial Advisory Committee holds December 2018 meeting

December 20, 2018
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their final meeting of the year on December 6, 2018 via teleconference.  The full report of the meeting is available on the NGAC website.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that reports to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  Our role is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).

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Antiquarian Maps Collection gets a new home

December 20, 2018
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Long before we had the David Rumsey Map Center, the Stanford Libraries held the Antiquarian Maps Collection in Special Collections.  This collection of maps dates from 1493 to 1962 and was processed over many years by Margaret Sowers.  This collection of over 5,000 maps had a finding aid in the Online Archive of California with the maps paged to the Field Room.  This all changed over the course of this fall when all of the items were transferred to the David Rumsey Map Center.  For perhaps the first time, we have carried out a complete inventory of the collection.  The map

Improvements to SearchWorks in Summer and Fall 2018

December 18, 2018
by Stuart Snydman

During a four-month span between August and November of 2018, an interdepartmental team from the Stanford Libraries worked diligently to make a series of improvements to SearchWorks, Stanford’s world-class online catalog and discovery system.  The improvements are wide-ranging and diverse, and touch nearly every aspect of SearchWorks, which is an essential tool for Stanford faculty and students in support of research and instruction.  The work described below is the result of over four months of hard work by a world-class team of experts drawn

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