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Training for active threats at Green Library

April 30, 2018
by Ellie Buckley

The Stanford Department of Public Safety will be presenting their Active Threat Training at Green Library (IC Classroom). The training consists of a video presentation followed by a discussion about how individuals can increase their safety in violent situations. The session will be offered twice:

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Concierge 47: The user education program in geospatial services

April 30, 2018
by Ellie Buckley

Increasingly researchers and instructors in all disciplines need maps and other geospatial information. To meet the need for cartographic information, Stanford Libraries’ geospatial services have grown in recent years with the opening of the David Rumsey Map Center (DRMC) in 2016 and the development of the Stanford Geospatial Center (SGC). DRMC provides access to cartographic information in all its forms, from paper to digital.

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National Geospatial Advisory Group holds first meeting of 2018

April 27, 2018
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their spring meeting April 3-4, 2018 at the Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  The role of the NGAC is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.  Full minutes of the meeting, PowerPoints, and lightning talks are available on the NGAC website.

Archive of Recorded Sound: Open House

April 25, 2018
by Frank Ferko

Listening to music has become a passion in our current, busy lives. With the development of digital formats and downloading, digital music devices abound in the marketplace, our homes, and our offices—but the listening experience hasn’t always been this way. Just a century ago, before the advent of “digital,” or stereo, or even electric recording, people enjoyed recorded music through such formats as 78 rpm records, cylinders, music boxes, and player piano rolls. 

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Author Event: Professor Priya Satia on Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

April 25, 2018
by Benjamin Lee Stone

Join us for a book talk with Professor Priya Satia who will discuss her latest book, Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution (Penguin Press, 2018).  “A fascinating and important glimpse into how violence fueled the industrial revolution, Priya Satia’s book stuns with deep scholarship and sparkling prose.”–Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies. We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology.

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