Sunday November 11, 2018, Veterans Day, marks the 100th anniversary of the unofficial end of World War I. Although the actual peace treaty wasn’t signed until later, November 11, 1918 — at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — is when a truce, known as the Armistice, was signed and the fighting stopped. In commemoration, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives presents an exhibit of WWI-related materials drawn from the University Archives’ War Records and other sources.
This fall is a busy one at Redwood City-Special Collections (SPEC) – and not just because we are planning for yet another relocation! FYI - We are anticipating our final move in RWC, this time across the street into Academic Hall on the new Stanford Redwood City (SRWC) campus in early July. More on that when the actual move dates are firmed up.
We have many projects underway by our regular staff. But I thought it would be nice to highlight work being done by other colleagues from the campus library and hourly staff.
We are pleased to announce that Brian Bethel has joined our Redwood City team as our Rare Books Copy Cataloger! Please join us in welcoming him to the department.
Brian will be familiar to some as he has been working as a Processing Assistant in Special Collections for about a year. He has been focusing on collections associated with Silicon Valley, and has written several blog articles about his work. He will continue that processing work, and on Nov. 19 he will add rare books cataloging to his repertoire.
Note to our readers: The Stanford Digital Repository team is reviving our popular blog series in order to highlight some of the terrific content deposited by our community on a regular basis. Be on the lookout for monthly posts!
When Biology student Julia Grace Mason requested a DOI from the SDR team for her recent dataset deposit, I was pleased to see continued uptake of our DOI service launched earlier this year with Stanford Libraries' new membership to DataCite. This service is of growing importance to Stanford’s publishing researchers! While preparing the metadata for the DOI, I had the opportunity to check out what her research is all about. If you are interested in sharks, Peru, ecology, and qualitative-quantitative hybrid research methods, you will agree this work is impressive!
Join the quest to penning your own novel this month with the Stanford Storytelling Project and Cecil H. Green Library!
National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo, is an annual, Internet-based movement where participants from all over the world write a 50,000 word manuscript during the month of November. Writers, both new and published, hype you during the process so you’re never alone during your creative endeavor.
The ePADD development team is thrilled to announce the release of ePADD 7.0 beta 1.
ePADD is free and open source software developed by Stanford Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives that uses natural language processing and machine learning to support archival appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery for email of potential historical or cultural value.
(Image caption: Grimoire or magic scroll containing prayers, incantations, invocations, symbols, seals, and instructions for rituals. Southern Germany/Austria, 1790. Stanford Libraries Department of Special Collections.)
The Stanford piano roll scanner has progressed from a prototype to a functional, production level machine since the last report in spring of 2017. As reported earlier, the scanner is based on a design by Anthony Robinson, a piano roll expert in England.