Stanford Libraries Blog
The Mathematics & Statistics Library is merging with Falconer Biology Library. The merged library will be located in Falconer’s space in Herrin Hall (3rd floor, diagonally across from Bldg. 380). More information is available on the Math/Stat and Biology Library Merger Web Page.
Humanitarian, hero, revolutionary, Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918-December 5, 2013) served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities in South Africa. He later served as the first black president of the same country and in 1993 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Frederick Willem de Klerk.
The Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound has recently finished processing the William C. Lynch Dennis Brain Collection. This collection is believed to be the largest of its kind in North America, if not the most comprehensive and organized collection of recorded music relating to the British horn player Dennis Brain (1921-1957), anywhere in the world. A full itemized finding aid for the collection is now available online.
During winter closure, December 21, 2013-January 5, 2014, patrons may submit RLCP and ILB requests.
Processing of requests submitted during the winter closure will begin on Monday, January 6, 2014. Delivery of RLCP materials requested during the closure will begin on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.
Conference site: http://www.ioste2013.org/
The International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE) Eurasian Regional conference was recently held in Antalya, Turkey. The organization’s goal is to advance science and technology education as well as to provide scholarly exchange and discussion on this subject. Participants were interested in learning from experiences gained from using Tablets and Mobiles in teaching and learning here at Stanford. The recent "iPads For Learning Pilot" provided most of the content that was presented in the workshop on Tablets in Science and Technology education. This workshop also resulted in invitations to visit and speak with educators in other schools and colleges, leading to a trip to Ankara where an event with over 70 teachers was organized at Maya Schools - a private school and college.
A month ago on October 24th (computer geeks know this number 1024 as 2^10), staff and friends of the Internet Archive (IA) converged at archive.org's 300 Funston Avenue offices for an annual celebration of their mission to provide access to a free, safe and open internet. IA's founder, Brewster Kahle, spoke of recent milestones such as the growth of the data set to 15 Petabytes up from just a few last year, and the launch of the TV News archive. Other highlights included the new (and largest collection) of vintage software; eliminating the 404 Error from browsers; improvements on the WayBack Machine; an expanded emulator - MESS; and the growing size of their hard copy collection arising from individual donations. Let us explore a few of these.
This service enables users to search TV news for phrases found in past broadcasts. One can quote, save, and even share search results. IA will be receiving a donation of 140,000 tapes containing 35 years of TV history, and dating back to the 1970s. This is the Marion Stokes collection of TV news.