I’m excited to make my debut post in my new role as the Digital Archivist for Special Collections! Since I’m the newest member of team ePADD I thought it would be only fitting to write my inaugural post on the subject of email. I recently worked with the email contained in the Robert Creeley papers and it gave me the opportunity to experiment with the ePADD software and find some effective strategies for processing email. Working on this project also gave me a chance to think a little more deeply about how we process email and how we document the decisions that we make
After more than 10 years with the Stanford Libraries, on July 20, 2018, Sarah Lester said goodbye to friends and colleagues and prepared for her new role as the Librarian for the College of Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. During her time at Stanford, Sarah made incredible contributions to the Terman Engineering Library and the wider Stanford community. At various points, Sarah served as the liaison to several departments in the School of Engineering, including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science. Sarah spearheaded an effort to digitize and
Congratulations you have made it to the conclusion of my academic fake news four-part series. So far, I have covered three aspects: predatory journals, fraudulent conferences and faulty textbooks. To wrap up the series I will offer potential solutions to help the noble soldiers fighting on the right side of the Information Wars.
Every few years, when Special Collections-Redwood City is hosting a number of summer students and interns, we make a trip to Alice’s Restaurant for lunch to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions. It’s also a way to say thank you to our Redwood City staff for a very productive year. Sadly several staff members were unable to make it at the last minute as jury duty and emergency training took precedence.
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Fake news is a hot topic that is primarily focused on either fabricated or unfavorable media accounts, usually reported on digital outlets, newspapers, cable news or social media. I would be remiss if I failed to state that dismissing unfavorable or unflattering information is a human impulse. For example, it can be extremely cathartic to weigh yourself on a scale then yell, “fake news!” The problem lies with seeking confirmation bias about important events that impact the greater society writ large.