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You may already know the story of LOCKSS’ beginnings (PDF).

On a fall day in 1999, a hike in the woods became the backdrop for a spontaneous problem-solving session on the preservation gap affecting online journals. The hikers, an electronic serials librarian (Vicky Reich) and a computer scientist (David Rosenthal), sketched out a plan to replicate the incidentally distributed, redundant architecture by which print journals had been preserved, in a digital system. They brought the proposal to the Stanford University Librarian, Michael Keller, who famously blessed the project with the admonition, “don’t cost me any money; don’t get me into trouble; do what you want.”

UN Water 2017 World Water Day Theme: Wastewater

March 22 is World Water Day!  This year's theme, Wastewater, discusses ways to reduce and reuse wastewater.

Cover image of Echo echo : reverso poems about Greek myths

Join UNESCO in celebrating World Poetry Day today March 21. Begun in 1999 World Poetry Day supports "linguistic diversity" worldwide.  "Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings."  Check out the guide to Poetry for children and young adults in Cubberley Library's Curriculum Collection.

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Cubberley Education Library has a new guide on Immigrants and refugees in books for children and young adults.  These books which are part of our Curriculum Collection are available to be checked out by members of the Stanford community.

Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria von Weber, 6 Lieder und Gesänge, op. 66

Memorial Library of Music, MLM 1141

Guest blogger: David Wilson

Carl Maria von Weber is remembered today primarily for his opera Der Freischütz, almost to the exclusion of all else. Yet Weber was, in fact, a prolific, and widely respected composer—even Chopin, a notoriously cantankerous critic of other composers, admired Weber’s work. His compositional output includes several symphonies, chamber music, piano music, and dozens of art songs. While a few of the examples of this latter category are still performed today, many of Weber’s songs are almost completely unknown to contemporary audiences.

Sakikusa kō 福草考 (1850)

A Japanese book from the East Asia Library's collection of rare books is currently on display at the Cantor Arts Center as part of the exhibit entitled "A Mushroom Perspective on Sacred Geography," curated by Phoenix Yu-chuan Chen, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art and Art History.

We are pleased to announce the March 2017 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

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In the news this month:

Dog Petting on March 9th – De-stress before finals
Gear Up for Research Day – Grand Prize Winner
Did You Miss Gear Up Day?  Slides will be on Website
Limited Hours during Spring Break—March 27-31
Overleaf News – Over 5,000 Linked ORCiD Accounts
Media X Registration Open Now! – Stanford Discount

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The following titles have been added to the Music Library Reference Room.  In no particular order:

 

Music for silent film : a guide to North American resources / by Kendra Preston Leonard.

Glory to God: a Companion / Carl P. Daw, Jr.

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