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.
Blog topic: Events
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.
Karen Offen on The Woman Question in France, 1400-1870 and Debating the Woman Question in the French Third Republic, 1870-1920
Please join us as we celebrate the recent publications on the woman question in France, by Stanford scholar and library donor Karen Offen.
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:
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.
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.
Author Event: Professor Priya Satia on Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution
Join us for a book talk with Professor Priya Satia who will discuss her latest book, Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution (Penguin Press, 2018). “A fascinating and important glimpse into how violence fueled the industrial revolution, Priya Satia’s book stuns with deep scholarship and sparkling prose.”–Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies. We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology.