Every year Prof. Gary Griggs borrows the set of the current RSMeans Construction Cost Estimation Books from the Terman Engineering Library for several long weekends during winter quarter. We wondered about the intense interest in these reference volumes and found out that the books are taking a winter vacation in Nevada with a student team from the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Stanford University Pediatric Global Health Physician/Scientist Eric Nelson is using mapping apps to do something unexpected. Using the widely adopted Android mobile platform, Nelson is working with a diverse team of programmers and researchers, including the Stanford Geospatial Center and the Stanford Computer Science Department, to develop an application geared to assessing and providing guidance on treatment of diarrheal disease. The technology is being built and tested so that it will also have applicability in other outbreaks situations like Ebola. The project is funded by the NIH and, in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Bangladesh, Nelson is undertaking a study in Kendua, Bangladesh, to leverage mobile technology in overcoming these challenges.
In an NIH funded project, and in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Bangladesh, Stanford University Pediatric Global Health Physician/Scientist, Eric Nelson is undertaking a study in Kendua, Bangladesh, to leverage mobile technology in overcoming these challenges. Using the widely adopted Android mobile platform, Nelson is working with a diverse team of programmers and researchers, including the Stanford Geospatial Center and the Stanford Computer Science Department, to develop an application geared to assessing and providing guidance on treatment of diarrheal disease. The technology is being built and tested so that it will also have applicability in other outbreaks situations, like Ebola.
We are pleased to announce the February 2015 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.
In the news this month:
- Access Standards via ANSI Standards Connect
- Knovel Challenge Begins – Join Now!
- Department of Energy OpenNet Database
- Free Data Resources Online
- DOE Data Explorer
With less than 4 days left in Week 2 of the 8-week Knovel Academic Challenge, it is not too late for you to play and claim potential prizes! Please note that registration remains open throughout the 8 weeks, allowing students and faculty to enroll at any time.
Register at: http://knovelac.com/registration/
The Terman Engineering Library has made some big changes to our digital standards collection. In an effort to minimize the number of places to access our standards collection most of the standards currently available via TechStreet have moved to ANSI Standards Connect. The only content still available on TechStreet is the ACI Manual of Concrete practice.
The Archive of Recorded Sound (ARS) and Stanford Media Preservation Lab (SMPL) recently worked with the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), specifically Emeritus Professor John Chowning and current CCRMA director and Duca Family Professor Chris Chafe, to locate, research, and digitize a series of videos from the Archive's CCRMA Tape Collection (ARS.0037) documenting a significant event in the history of CCRMA and electronic and computer music at Stanford.
In September 1991, numerous pioneers of electronic and computer music, including Robert Moog and Max Mathews, convened at Stanford during the University's centennial weekend (Sept 27-29, 1991) for a concert and symposium honoring the then 95 year-old inventor of the first practical electronic musical instrument, Leon Theremin. Theremin's instrument, which bears his surname, has become arguably one of the most well known and recognizable electronic musical instruments ever devised, and has since inspired numerous subsequent inventions, such as Max Mathews' radio batons. It has been used in countless musical works, perhaps most famously in the Beach Boys 1966 hit, Good Vibrations. It also gave rise to the career of virtuoso Theremin performer, Clara Rockmore.
Alert 747: Suspected Nuclear Test - A journey to uncover facts and create dialog through humanistic creative production. This February, Stanford University Libraries (SUL) highlights a special collection, Vela 6911 by Victor Gama, with an exhibit on display in the Green Library South Lobby from February 3- March 9, 2015. Vela 6911 is a multimedia musical piece created by Victor Gama, an Angolan composer and designer of contemporary musical instruments for new music. This exhibit offers a glimpse into this vast collection of research, images, video content and musical scores that reside in the SUL Archive of Recorded Sound. It also supports and coincides with the March 6th live performance of VELA 6911 by Gama, the Stanford University New Ensemble and special guests from Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Information about the concert is at the Stanford Events Page.
The International Monetary Fund or IMF made their statistical data available for free on January 1st, 2015. Part of their plan for the transition is to introduce a new upgraded interface to improve the usability of the data.