Blog topic: Events

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Recap of Stanford Hopkins Marine Station event on 28 April 2018

June 12, 2018
by Grace Baysinger

On Saturday, 28 April 2018, from 1:30-3:30 pm, 41 attendees from the ACS Silicon Valley Section and from Stanford University met at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station (HMS) in Pacific Grove. 

For the first hour Dr. Amanda Whitmire, Head Librarian of Hopkins Miller Library and Assistant Director for the Station, covered the history of the Station and a long-term collaborative research project for collecting oceanographic data.   Her presentation also included her discovery of this data in the Library and her recent efforts to preserve and provide broader access to this data by having it digitized.  

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Concierge tours: Binding & Finishing

June 5, 2018
by Ellie Buckley

Have you ever wondered how book spine labels are made? Or how books get special library binding? The Binding & Finishing Unit of the Preservation Department is hosting a tour which will answer these questions and many more! Laura Cameron, Operations Manager, and Richenda Brim, Head of Preservation will lead the group through the processes that transform an book from Amazon into a finished library book ready for circulation.

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Chinese brush painting workshop and exhibition at East Asia Library

May 18, 2018
by Joshua Capitanio

From May 19 through May 31, the East Asia Library will host a pop-up exhibition featuring works of traditional Chinese brush painting produced by students in the Continuing Studies course ART221: The Art of Chinese Brush Painting, taught by Dr. Felix Chan Lim and Dr. Bobbi Makani-Lim.  Dr. Lim and Dr. Makani-Lim will also host a workshop on Chinese brush painting at the East Asia Library on May 31.

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Training for active threats at Green Library

April 30, 2018
by Ellie Buckley

The Stanford Department of Public Safety will be presenting their Active Threat Training at Green Library (IC Classroom). The training consists of a video presentation followed by a discussion about how individuals can increase their safety in violent situations. The session will be offered twice:

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Concierge 47: The user education program in geospatial services

April 30, 2018
by Ellie Buckley

Increasingly researchers and instructors in all disciplines need maps and other geospatial information. To meet the need for cartographic information, Stanford Libraries’ geospatial services have grown in recent years with the opening of the David Rumsey Map Center (DRMC) in 2016 and the development of the Stanford Geospatial Center (SGC). DRMC provides access to cartographic information in all its forms, from paper to digital.

Archive of Recorded Sound: Open House

April 25, 2018
by Frank Ferko

Listening to music has become a passion in our current, busy lives. With the development of digital formats and downloading, digital music devices abound in the marketplace, our homes, and our offices—but the listening experience hasn’t always been this way. Just a century ago, before the advent of “digital,” or stereo, or even electric recording, people enjoyed recorded music through such formats as 78 rpm records, cylinders, music boxes, and player piano rolls. 

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