Tomorrow, July 17th, at 7:30 PM, Professor James Cavallaro, Director, International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, at Stanford, will speak on "Drone Warfare? Civilian Harms and the Legal, Strategic, and Ethical Challenges," at CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center. He has done fieldwork on drone warfare in Pakistan, and has worked with Central American refugees and activists in Mexico, Chile, and Brazil.
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With the explosive growth in scientific publishing, access to scientific research papers and data has become an increasingly complex affair. Stanford's Forum on the Future of Scientific Publishing on June 27 brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to exchange information about open access to manuscripts and big data.
The Forum was held in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memorandum directing expanded public access to the results of government-funded research. The February 2013 memo requires federal agencies sponsoring more than $100 million in annual research expenditures "to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication... Such results include peer-reviewed publications and digital data." Furthermore, the memo states that data repositories could be maintained either by the federal government or “scholarly and professional associations, publishers and libraries.” The memo directed federal agencies to provide the OSTP with their draft policies by August 22.
Following on from his first post a few weeks ago, our Stanford University Libraries 1st-generation intern Abraham Tewolde updates us on the work he has been doing recently at the Archive of Recorded Sound. Be sure to watch out for further updates between now and the end of Abraham's internship in mid-August.
Now that the brunt of the academic year is over Cubberley Library invites you to read something a little lighter. The library currently has a display of young adult fantasy books perfect for reading at the beach. If fantasy isn’t your thing we also have a wide variety of other genres as well. So even if you no longer quite fit in the Y category and are a lot more A you might still find something enjoyable to read. We’ll be more than happy to point you in the direction of our curriculum collection where these items are housed.
Two new gadgets for everyone to try-- Google Nexus 10 Tablet and Microsoft Surface Pro are now available on the Gadget Bar in the Terman Engineering Library.
Nexus 10 is the newest tablet from Google. With the world’s highest resolution tablet display, dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor and Google apps.
A laptop in tablet form, Surface Pro runs the full Microsoft 8 OS. It features touch-enhanced applications that run like your favorite desktop software, with or without using the detachable keyboard.