Stanford Libraries Blog

Kari Simonsen

New Ordering Specialist at Acquisitions Department

October 16, 2018
by Zeynep Buyukonal

Acquisitions Department is pleased to welcome Kari Simonsen as the new Ordering Specialist.

Kari will initially be responsible for ordering resources in the subject areas of Germanic Studies and Medieval Studies. She will be assigned additional ones in the future.

Kari has recently worked at C.V. Starr East Asian Library at UC Berkeley as an administrative assistant and Aunt Lute Books as an editor/marketing associate. In her previous roles, she was also involved with graphic and UX design.

Overleaf

Overleaf launches a new platform

October 9, 2018
by Michael L Newman

Overleaf, the online LaTeX tool for collaborative writing and publishing, recently launched a new platform with improved functionality for writing and publishing of research papers.  The new platform was announced in a press release in September.

Concierge Keys

Concierge Kick-Off

October 2, 2018
by Ellie Buckley

Welcome to the beginning of another academic year and another year of Concierge Project events! The Concierge Project empowers all library staff to serve our users by informing them about the broad suite of services, resources, and facilities that the Library provides.

Cover image of Rabble rousers : fearless fighters for social justice

One person can make a difference

October 1, 2018
by Kelly L Roll

There are days when staying in bed and pulling the covers over one’s head seems like the best course of action in an increasingly tumultuous world. At Cubberley Education Library we have put together a display of children’s books that we hope will inspire not only you but the next generation. Some of the titles are about giants in the fight against injustice such as Martin Luther King. Others highlight that one person who stood up for change. Please come read about the youngest marcher, Audrey Faye Hicks, or Lakas who protested the sale of the home where he and many others lived.

Large carved wooden poster for J.B. Dunham Piano Company

Unique items found in the Howe Collection of Musical Instrument Literature

September 25, 2018
by Gurudarshan Khalsa

The Howe Collection of Musical Instrument Literature has now been processed and is available for research. The collection was created by Richard J. Howe, an oil company executive and mechanical engineer as well as a collector of mechanical musical instruments and associated literature. The Howe Collection of Musical Instrument Literature, one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of its kind, documents the development of the music industry and the manufacture of pianos, organs, and mechanical musical instruments. The materials in the collection include catalogs, books, magazines, correspondence, photographs, broadsides, advertisements, and price lists. The Howe collection was originally donated to the Institute of Piano Music at the University of Maryland and later transferred to Stanford to support the Player Piano Project.

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