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Author Rebecca Solnit was co-sponsored by the Stanford University Libraries and the Bill Lane Center for the American West as a visiting researcher and spent time with us during the Winter and Spring of 2013. During this time, she explored the library's newly acquired collection of historic maps that curiously depict California as an island off the West coast of North America. In a recent article she reports on her time here at Stanford in an article entitled  "An Island Is Anything Surrounded By Difference: Thoughts on Maps and History." In the article she refers to her earlier connection with California's maps when she worked on her atlas of San Francisco and reminisces about talking to David Rumsey who had first mentioned to her about Glen McLaughlin and his collection of Maps of California as an Island. Her article is well worth a read, stirs up your interest in this cartographic phenomenon, and whets the appetite for more. For more on her, visit her profile here and to view the collection please visit the collection available via the library catalog. 

 

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Percentage of Americans who believe global warming has been happening.

The Stanford Geospatial Center has created a series of maps in support of the work of Professor Jon Krosnick who released new state level data on Americans' view of climate change.  Dr. Krosnick, a senior fellow with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, presented the findings to the congressional Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change.  The Stanford Report released an article on November 13, 2014 discussing Dr. Krosnick's work, which shows that the majority of residents in every state surveyed supported government limits on greenhouse gas emissions, tax breaks to encourage solar power production, and energy efficient appliances. 


Twelve maps were produced by Patricia Carbajales and David Medeiros, both of the Stanford Geospatial Center located in Branner Library.  The maps include visual representations on a state by state basis of the answers to such questions as whether or not global warming has been happening and if it has been caused by humans.  As if often the case, these visualizations allow for enhanced understanding of complex spatial data quickly through the use of a map of the United States.

Graduate students work on a presentation

We are pleased to announce the November 2013 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News. 

In the news this month:

  • New Resource Added – NewSpace Global
  • IDC Research is Now Online
  • IBIS World Forecasting
  • IEEE Open Access Mega Journal
  • Knovel Launches 25,000 New Interactive Tables
  • New in Web of Science!

Download and read the full issue in digital format.

 

Victor- Victrola - Credenza (1925). This phonograph featured the largest horn Victor had built to date and was often used to demonstrate the quality of orthophonic reproduction.

The Archive of Recorded Sound recently held its first ever listening party on October 17th. We were thrilled to welcome over 40 attendees to the event here at the Archive, who were invited to flick through multiple boxes of duplicate 78rpm records, dating from approximately 1900-1940, to select those they would like to hear played on our 1925 Victrola Credenza, just one example from our magnificent phonograph collection here at the Archive which dates from 1904-1930. More details about this collection, including images and demonstration videos, are now available on our website

xSearch enables Stanford students and researchers to search multiple resources at one time.  The 250+ resources in xSearch include abstracts and indexes, full-text ejournal and ebook sites, patents, technical reports, reference materials, plus more.  In September 2013, a test version with an new interface and more content became available.  Check it out and let us know what you think.  Go to xSearch-test

Stanford Mendicants 1976/1977 - Album Cover

Ahead of their 50th anniversary show this Saturday (October 26th) at the Bing Concert Hall, I am very pleased to announce the successful recent completion of a 6 month project aimed at archiving and digitally preserving the Stanford Mendicants' complete recorded output between 1964-2012.

What’s Cooking at the UN? United Nations Day 2013

Join us to mark United Nations Day 2013!

What’s Cooking at the UN? Cookbooks, Food Programs and Policies of the United Nations
 
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Green Library, SSRC Seminar Room (Bing Wing, Room 121A)
 
Program:

• Welcome and Introduction of UN Day and the Food Theme

• Brief History of UN Food Programs (1906 to the present) through the library collections

• "Can I have your recipe?" -- UN cookbooks on display
 
• Let’s Eat! (time to enjoy the food from our library staff!)
 
For more information, contact Kris Kasianovitz (krisk11@stanford.edu).

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