Earlier this month news agencies around the world began releasing stories based on the largest leak of documents ever, the Panama Papers (https://panamapapers.icij.org/). The data visualization tool that journalists used to uncover connections between people, accounts, shell companies, and assets in this massive data set originated at the Humanities + Design (http://hdlab.stanford.edu) research lab in Stanford’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (http://cesta.stanford.edu) — a product of humanities thinking applied to network analysis.
Our Preservation Week posts continue today with Lucy Castro and Caleb Cochran from the Binding and Finishing unit. Our Binding and Finishing team prepares the general collection print and media materials for shelving, reformatting, and commercial bindery. Their work helps prolong the useful life of our circulating collections.
For more information about Preservation Week including resources, quick tips, and free webinars visit the American Library Association’s Preservation Week site.
This week, libraries around the country will share preservation tips and stories for the American Library Association’s annual Preservation Week. You can find preservation resources, quick tips, and free webinars on the Preservation Week site covering the spectrum of collection care from textiles to personal digital archives. We will spend this week meeting some of the people that support preservation and conservation activities across Stanford Libraries. Team members from Preservation, Digital Library Systems and Services, and Special Collections have answered five questions about themselves and their work on the long-term care of our books, archives, audio-visual resources, and born-digital files.
The latest news from the Swain Library covers the following topics:
- Catalysis Resources
- Keep Current with journal literature
- Green Pocketbook
- Chemists Celebrate Earth Day - The Great Indoors: Your Homes Ecosystem
- Household Products Database
Aimed at providing news as quick info bytes, each topic is covered in a PowerPoint slide. This format enables us to easily re-use this content in a digital sign at the library. Please see: Swain Library News - 22 April 2016
Happy Earth Day 2016!
This month, Stanford Libraries posted two new videos on its YouTube channel. They are targeted for new undergraduate students, and have been introduced this term to the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) students, who come to the library for workshops on information literacy. These videos are part of the department of Learning and Outreach's effort to "flip the classroom".
For your browsing pleasure, here are the Spring 2016 highlights of newly acquired collections available at the Archive of Recorded Sound.
These titles have recently been added to the Music Library Reference Room. In no particular order:
Historical dictionary of the Broadway musical / William A. Everett, Paul R. Laird.
Bibliothecae apostolicae vaticanae corpus manuscriptorum musicalium / curantibus Rita Andolina, Susanna Greco. Vol. 2::1-4. Catalogo ragionato delle composizioni di Lorenzo Perosi (1872-1956) : con esempi musicali originali / Arturo Sacchetti.
International who's who in classical music. 31st ed. (2015)
International who's who in popular music. 17th ed. (2015)
“And place is always and only place,” writes T.S. Eliot. Is that true? Or is place rather the sum of human experience at a location—“the meeting up of histories” as geographer Doreen Massey has suggested? Does place in literature matter? The truth, usually, is simply that we don’t know. When we read a place name in a text, when we learn that a writer worked at a certain address, we read on—because how much do we know of all these places?