On January 24-25, 2019, the East Asia Library will host a symposium on Chinese political imagery entitled History, Images, and Politics in the PRC: An International Workshop, co-sponsored by Stanford Libraries, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and the Confucius Institute.
Becoming Stanford: New Spotlight at Stanford exhibit explores the history and meaning of Stanford's Insignia
Have you ever wondered why Stanford is represented by the color cardinal, and not the original choice of gold? Or why the university's motto is in German?
We are pleased to announce a new Spotlight at Stanford exhibit focused on the development of Stanford's insignia: Becoming Stanford: The History and Meaning of the University’s Insignia.
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.
Susan Ward Schofield, ’66, an accomplished oral historian and a chief force in the revitalization and growth of the Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program since 2006, is the recipient of the inaugural Susan W. Schofield Oral History Award for excellence in the practice of oral history.
When Bethney Bonilla deposited the U.S. Rape Clearance Data (2014-2016) , in the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR), she was putting into place a key piece of a larger, coordinated effort to break a troubling national news story: some police departments use a loophole to clear rape cases despite not having made related arrests, resulting in inflated clearance rates that are often cited as a measure of police effectiveness.
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).
The Stanford Libraries will be operating on a reduced schedule during the Stanford Winter Closure period.
Closures and reduced library hours for:
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