Tonight -- if you can stay up past your bedtime -- you can view a total lunar eclipse: the Moon will pass completely through the Earth's shadow. The partial eclipse begins at 10:58 pm PDT and ends at 2:33 tomorrow morning; the greatest eclipse takes place at 12:46 am.
The March 2014 Branner eNewsletter is available online!
Read more about:
- Branner Librarian appointed to U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Geospatial Advisory Committee
- Cantor Exhibit Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Yosemite Grant with Branner
- How Big is a Big Map? Digitizing William Smith's Stratified Map of England, Scotland and Wales from 1815
- Some Branner Resources Moving to Off-site Storage
- Upcoming Events and Free Coffee
Download and read the full digital issue here.
In the 20 years since Kurt Cobain’s death his influence as a musician and iconoclast is still strongly felt. Cobain is the subject of a number of biographies and several videographies; seminal albums by his band Nirvana, including Nevermind and In Utero, rank among the best of late twentieth century alternative rock.
[Originally posted on Free Government Information blog] Here's an interesting article, not on link rot (a topic FGI has been tracking for some time), but on *data rot*. In a recent article in Current Biology, researchers examined the availability of data from 516 studies between 2 and 22 years old. They found the following:
- that the odds of a data set being reported as extant fell by 17% per year;
- Broken e-mails and obsolete storage devices were the main obstacles to data sharing
- Policies mandating data archiving at publication are clearly needed
We are pleased to announce the March 2014 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News. In the news this month:
* Cindas Refreshes Website
* Knovel’s Newest Productivity Tool: Interactive Equations
* More Videos, Calculators Added to AccessEngineering
* SciELO Citation Index Available at Web of Science
* Web of Science Meets Google Scholar
* New 2014 Titles in Water Intelligence Online
Download and read the full issue in digital format here:
Terman Engineering Library News
Since 1952 Donald Pippin has been a part of the musical life of San Francisco. He is best known as the founder of Pocket Opera, which started in 1977 with the purpose of making opera more accessible to the average concert goer by presenting opera in unique English language translations with a small chamber ensemble. The Donald Pippin Collection consists primarily of Pippin's English translations of opera librettos available as pdf files. Follow the links in the finding aid to download the files.
A new exhibition has just opened at the Stanford Music Library entitled Treasures from the Archive of Recorded Sound, on show through August 14. The exhibition was curated and installed by the Archive of Recorded Sound's Interim Operations Manager, Benjamin Bates, who describes the content and theme of the exhibit in more detail.