With deep sadness, I note the passing on May 17, 2018, of Marnie Furbush, a remarkable friend and ally of Stanford Libraries and Special Collections over many years. Staff who’ve worked in Green Library for a long time may remember her gracious ways, keen intellect, and generosity. Marnie befriended everyone whose path she crossed, from the mail room to the directors’ office.
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Vijoy Abraham, the Stanford Libraries’ long-time Academic Technology Specialist at the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRISs), will assume the position of Assistant Director for the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) on June 1, 2018.
This Thursday, May 24, from 1-3pm, stop by the Barchas Room to see a selection of Stanford Library materials documenting the various protest movements happening around the world in 1968. Set up in conjunction with the "Global 1968" conference, and the visit of Angela Davis to campus, this open house will include archival and published materials from France, Germany, and the US, including Stanford and surrounding communities.
I've just returned from a week in St. Louis, for FOSS4GNA, the Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial conference, where the predominant topics this year were increasing integration of R and RStudio into the geospatial toolkit, big geospatial data management and analysis, and the management and analysis of an increasing array of high-resolution and high-cadence satellite imagery sources.
From May 19 through May 31, the East Asia Library will host a pop-up exhibition featuring works of traditional Chinese brush painting produced by students in the Continuing Studies course ART221: The Art of Chinese Brush Painting, taught by Dr. Felix Chan Lim and Dr. Bobbi Makani-Lim. Dr. Lim and Dr. Makani-Lim will also host a workshop on Chinese brush painting at the East Asia Library on May 31.
The East Asia Library has recently added several new e-resources, including a new online edition of the Siku quanshu 四庫全書, two English-language newspaper databases, and a new database trial.
The East Asia Library is hosting a new exhibition of photographs entitled "An Accidental Photographer: Seoul 1969," located in the display cases on the third floor landing.