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Mendelssohn. Sechs Lieder. Breitkopf, ca. 1846 (detail)

A sampling of printed music covers in the Music Library exhibit cases celebrates the art of lithography, providing examples of decorative frames and borders as well as scenes depicting various subjects. The nineteenth century saw a shift in music printing methods from engraving to lithography, a technique which allowed for increasingly fine decorative detail as is reflected in the covers on display. Artistic renderings of pictorial scenes, fanciful borders, and varieties of fonts helped attract buyers; advertised the skills of the artist; and, when prominently displayed on the parlor piano, evidenced the refined taste of the household.

During recent processing of the Paul F. Roth American Dance Band Collection, staff at the Archive of Recorded Sound uncovered an rare recording featuring the American actress and singer, Ethel Merman.

Cover image of Portraits of Hispanic American heroes

On July 23rd and 24th, 2015, Stanford's Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics (CEHG) and Data Management Services co-sponsored a Software Carpentry Workshop on Stanford University campus. Software Carpentry is a non-profit volunteer organization focused on teaching researchers core computing skills for getting more done in less time and with less pain. The workshop had twenty-one participants, including graduate students, postdocs, and faculty, who all gathered in the teaching corner of the Branner Earth Sciences Library for two intense days of learning.

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We are pleased to announce the September 2015 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.
In the news this month:

  • Welcome New Students and Faculty
  • Key Resources for new SoE Students
  • New Printing, Copying, Scanning
  • Engineering Library Open House
  • Rejoin Mendeley for Extra Storage and More
  • Overleaf
  • Solidworks – Get it Here
  • Fall Workshops
  • Claim Your Research with ORCID
World Railroads, 1:10 million (2012), Natural Earth

You can now find and access Natural Earth geospatial data directly from EarthWorks.

Cover image of The white ram

Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday evening, Sept. 13 this year.  The white ram by Mordicai Gerstein tells the story of the this animal's role in that holiday.  It won the 2006 National Jewish Book Awards for Illustrated Children's Book.  It is just one of many books in Cubberley Library for children and young adults that have a Jewish theme.

Welcome to Leith movie banner
Sundance Film Festival's "Welcome to Leith", a documentary about a North Dakota town facing an attempted takeover by extremists, opens today in theaters across North America AND is screening on Kanopy from today. 
Welcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small town by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar, and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor. With incredible access to both longtime residents of Leith and white supremacists, the film examines a small community in the plains struggling for sovereignty against an extremist vision. 
Kanopy  is providing access to this film to Stanford users.  Watch now