The second round of SearchWorks work has just wrapped up (see part 1). Most of these changes are already visible, with a few more to come over the next week or so. This batch focused on improvements to metadata and availability display; user-requested, usability, and accessibility changes; and new content.
We are pleased to announce the March 2016 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.
In the news this month:
- Take a Break, Pet a Dog
- TCP Helps with Writing, Presentations
- School of Engineering Future
- SPIE Spotlights - New!
- Scan and Deliver from SAL3
- Engineering Village New Feature
These titles have recently joined our reference collection. In no particular order:
The Times comprehensive atlas of the world.
This new edition includes prefatory sections on climate change, biodiversity, urbanization, the economy, and more. Shelved underneath the dictionary stand.
A chronological history of Australian composers and their compositions / researched, compiled, and edited by Stephen Pleskun.
A faculty-led project developed by the Stanford Libraries' Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) was recently featured in Stanford Report, which describes it thus: “...a digital humanities project led by Stanford historian Tom Mullaney is creating a map that illustrates the ongoing and multifaceted impact of funeral reform and grave relocation in China. In the last 15 years, grave relocation has been taking place in China on a massive scale. To date, some 15 million deceased people's remains have been moved.” CIDR developers David McClure and Karl Grossner, together with a small SUL team, have been working on the project with Professor Mullaney over the past 18 months, and Mullaney presented a synopsis of the project at the Stanford Libraries’ annual donor event in October, 2015.
Read Stanford scholar uses digital tools to track grave relocation in China.
See also the CIDR's project page: Grave Reform in China.
To facilitate research, study, and access to the historical piano rolls in its collection, the Stanford Player Piano Project is designing and constructing a piano roll scanner capable of scanning all of the various types of piano and organ rolls that have been collected to date. This new scanner is based on the work of Anthony Robinson, who is working with the Project to expand upon and improve his earlier design. Monica Caravias, a graduate student at the Stanford Product Realization Lab, is designing and building Stanford’s scanner in close collaboration with Anthony and under the direction of Prof. Craig Milroy. This is the first in a series of reports on the progress of constructing the scanner.
Copies of numerous items from the Archive of Recorded Sound's Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Collection (ARS.0056) will shortly be on display at Bechtel International Center Conference Room at Stanford University, as part of an exhibition entitled Women's Power to Stop War: Celebrating 100 years of Peacemaking. The exhibition, to coincide with Women's History Month and International Women's Day, will run March 1st - March 13th 2016 and is free to the public.
There will also be an Exhibit Opening Event on Tuesday (March 1, 2016) from 5:30-8pm in the Conference Room at the Bechtel International Center.
For your browsing pleasure, we present the following list of new scores added to composer complete editions, historical sets, and facsimiles:
Buxtehude. The collected works / Dieterich Buxtehude ; [Kerala J. Snyder, general editor].
v. 10. Sacred works for five voices and instruments, part 1 : membra Jesu nostri ;
v. 11. Sacred works for five voices and instruments, part 2 [vocal works]
Elgar. Short orchestral works. Elgar complete edition, vol. 23.
Porter. Kiss Me, Kate.
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