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April 22 is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and Cubberley Library has resources for those of you who work with children:

Also check out the Earth Day Network where you can find out more about the history of the day:

Conjoined Welte-Mignon roll

Compilations of musical works usually evoke images of audio cassettes, burned CDs, or playlists, but here at the Archive of Recorded Sound we’ve been uncovering compilations of a different flavor: conjoined piano rolls.

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Cubberley Education Library has mysteries for children and young adults in its curriculum and textbook collections.  A new topic guide features some of them.  Come check them out.

Students studying, 2010.


We are pleased to announce the April 2015 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

In the news this month:

  • Did You Miss Gear Up Day?
  • Overleaf Workshops – Collaborate with LaTeX
  • Elsevier Research Dashboard for Authors
  • Search Knovel from within Excel!
  • BrowZine Integration with EndNote
  • New Knovel Content – Revised Composite Materials Handbook
  • Inspec Adds 15 Millionth Record

Read the full newsletter online.

Brahms-Handel Variations, detail

For your browsing pleasure, we present the following list of new scores added to composer complete editions, historical sets, and facsimiles:


Modern editions: 


Bach, CPE. Keyboard concertos from manuscript sources.  III / Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ; edited by Barbara Wiermann.

Beethoven. Festspiele von 1812 und 1822.  Werke / Beethoven ; herausgegeben von Beethoven-Archiv, Bonn, unter Leitung von Joseph Schmidt-Görg.

Elgar. The concertos (second edition) Elgar complete edition. Borough Green, Kent : Novello, c1981-<c2014 >

English keyboard music c.1600-1625 / edited by Alan Brown.

Amazing "Library Titles" Race for library instruction

“The Ass is Dead! Long Live the Ass!”

Do I have your attention?

Good. That is the point of a library instruction workshop game that requires students to unscramble a book title, search the catalog to find its location, and retrieve it from the shelves. “The Rebellion of The Beasts: Or, the Ass is Dead! Long Live the Ass!” is a sample title.

Stanford University Libraries (SUL) supports the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) by offering library instruction workshops that include a walking tour of the library as well as an introduction to library resources. These library workshops are designed to support PWR’s objective to guide students in developing analytical and research-based argument skills. The library workshops are usually just a one-shot class that lasts 1 hour and 50 minutes; this is the duration of most classes.

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April is National Poetry Month and this year is encouraging young people in grades five through twelve to write letters in response to poems written and read by award winning poets who serve on the Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors. You can find more information at their site.

In addition, Cubberley is highlighting some wonderful poets who write for children. Come see our display or check out our guide to Poetry for children and young adults.

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We are pleased to announce that Data Day 2015 will be made available live via BlueJeans!

On the morning of the event, click here to authenticate into BlueJeans using your SUNet ID. This service is only available to individuals with a Stanford ID. Up to 100 people will be able to watch the event from 8:30am to 1:00pm. First come, first served!

Nearly 250 people signed up within 48 hours of the announcement of the event, which will take place April 13, 2015 at the Li Ka Shing Conference Center at Stanford.