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San Francisco from the David Rumsey Map Collection: SFO Airport Exhibit

The new exhibit installed at the San Francisco International Airport Museum, comes from the David Rumsey Map Collection, with a few items from Stanford University Libraries and the San Francisco Public Library.  Exhibited in a magnificent space, these iconic set of maps are at the airport exhibition gallery in Terminal 2 (Virgin America and American Airlines). The exhibit is accessible after going through security. The exhibit combines the original maps with digital representations and includes videos and Google Earth overlays.

For more on the exhibit, see their press release.

Check out what Wired has to say about it! Also David himself has blogged about it.

The exhibit is currently open and will remain so until August 3, 2014. If you cannot make it, check out a selection showcased in the digital gallery. You can also browse them in detail at davidrumsey.com.

Many thanks to my colleagues at Branner, Preservation and Special Collections for supporting this exhibit.

 
Projector

Come to Green Library's Media & Microtext Center for your winter break entertainment needs. Any DVD or video game you borrow now is not due until Monday, January 6, 2014!

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.

To learn more, see what the Stanford University Libraries have to offer by checking SearchWorks for works both by and about Nelson Mandela or to find databases with scholarly articles. You can also read the latest news articles about him - see our Find newspaper articles page.

French Horn

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

Craig's deer

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.

Pinecone

Stanford students, faculty and staff may enjoy free audio streams of a wide variety of holiday music, provided by our streaming media databases. Sample our recommendations, below. If you are off campus, you'll want to set up your browser for Stanford access. Happy holidays!

 

Pictures from Perge

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. 

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