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Scott Bailey to lead CIDR's Social Science Data & Software unit

March 21, 2018
by Glen Worthey

We're very pleased to announce that Scott Bailey, currently a Research Developer in the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR), will be leading CIDR's Social Science Data & Software unit (SSDS), effective immediately.  As such, he will manage and expand the workshop and consulting services for which SSDS has been known campuswide for decades, and will continue their integration into CIDR's expanded workshop and consulting program, which now includes digital humanities services in addition to SSDS's traditional focus on the social sciences.

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Planning for the future of libraries

March 20, 2018
by Mimi Calter

On March 19th, I attended the annual President’s Meeting for the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).  As chair of IFLA’s standing committee on Academic & Research Libraries, I was asked to participate in this program which examined trends across the global library field and served as the launch platform for IFLA’s Global Voice of Libraries report, which I’ll discuss in a future post.  Approximately 200 librarians and other information specialists from around the globe attended and engaged in active debate about issues facing libraries around and across th

Zachary Painter

Welcome Zac!

March 14, 2018
by Ashley Jester

 

There is a new face at the Terman Engineering Library!  I'm thrilled to introduce Zachary Painter, who joined Stanford Libraries on March 5, 2018, as the Research and Teaching Support Librarian in the Engineering Library.

Liu Yi, "Chaos Theory"

New works of Chinese video art added to Stanford Libraries' collections

March 7, 2018
by Joshua Capitanio

In honor of International Women's Day, as part of our librarians' efforts to collect more work representing women's contributions to contemporary Chinese art, Stanford Libraries has recently acquired 21 works of experimental video art from the prestigious ShanghART gallery in Shanghai.  The pieces were produced by three female artists, Liu Yi 刘毅, Lin Yuqi 林钰玘, and Liang Yue 梁玥.  

KZSU Stanford students at a house on Page Mill Road, 1949

The Chuck Black Collection for Early Jazz and Blues

March 6, 2018
by Jerry L McBride

The Archive of Recorded Sound is developing rich collections of early and traditional jazz. In 2014 the Chuck Black Collection of 224 jazz recordings was donated to the Archive along with funds for cataloging and digitizing all of the discs. In addition, the Black family established the Chuck Black Endowment for Early Jazz and Blues to promote the study of early and traditional jazz, blues, and similar musical styles as they emerged and evolved from 1900-1950.

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