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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. 

Priya Satia

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.

Cover image of One plastic bag : Isatou Ceesay and the recycling women of the Gambia

Celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd

April 16, 2018
by Kelly L Roll

Sunday April 22nd is Earth Day. Cubberley Library staff have pulled some of our books imbued with the spirit of Earth Day. We have biographies of individuals dedicated to saving the flora and fauna of this planet as well as individuals who have made a difference in their communities by recycling trash or replanting. Come learn who Anna Comstock, Wangari Maathai, and Isatou Ceesay are and why they might be considered earth champions.  Other books which might interest budding earth warriors are on endangered species, community gardening, how the water cycle affects the environment, etc.

Stanford librarians attend conference on cyberinfrastructure for China studies

April 16, 2018
by Joshua Capitanio

Several representatives from the Stanford East Asia Library recently attended the International Conference on Cyberinfrastructure for Historical China Studies at the Harvard Center in Shanghai, organized by Peter Bol of the China Biographical Database project at Harvard University and Donald Sturgeon of the Chinese Text Project, in conjunction with the Peking University Center for Research on Ancient Chinese History.  The purpose of the conference was to discuss the creation of new infrastructure for supporting digital humanities projects in Chinese studies.

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