Stanford Libraries Blog

Victoria Stodden, Assistant Professor of Statistics, Columbia University, speaks at the afternoon panel discussion.

Stanford responds to looming open-access directive

July 16, 2013

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.

Covers of two of the many fantasy titles in Cubberley Library.

Fantasy titles at Cubberley Library

June 25, 2013
by Kelly L Roll

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.


Enigma statistical data mining tool now available to Stanford community

June 25, 2013
by Matt Marostica
In May, the creators of a new, unique data mining tool -- Enigma -- made a presentation to a group of Political Science Department graduate students. It would be safe to say that the demonstration generated some real interest and excitement. Based in great part on that response from students in the department, the Library has now arranged a long-term beta-test with Enigma for the entire Stanford community. The only other academic institution with this arrangement is the Harvard Business School.
Nexus 10

New on the Gadget Bar at the Terman Engineering Library

June 19, 2013

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.