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Rendering of Building 1 - Academic Hall (SRWC site)

Stanford Libraries Redwood City – Special Collections Fall update

November 7, 2018
by Glynn Edwards

This fall is a busy one at Redwood City-Special Collections (SPEC) – and not just because we are planning for yet another relocation! FYI - We are anticipating our final move in RWC, this time across the street into Academic Hall on the new Stanford Redwood City (SRWC) campus in early July. More on that when the actual move dates are firmed up.

We have many projects underway by our regular staff. But I thought it would be nice to highlight work being done by other colleagues from the campus library and hourly staff.

Brian Bethel

Welcome to Brian Bethel, Rare Books Copy Cataloger!

November 6, 2018
by Ann K.D. Myers

We are pleased to announce that Brian Bethel has joined our Redwood City team as our Rare Books Copy Cataloger! Please join us in welcoming him to the department.

Brian will be familiar to some as he has been working as a Processing Assistant in Special Collections for about a year. He has been focusing on collections associated with Silicon Valley, and has written several blog articles about his work. He will continue that processing work, and on Nov. 19 he will add rare books cataloging to his repertoire.

ePADD 7.0 beta 1 now available

The ePADD development team is thrilled to announce the release of ePADD 7.0 beta 1.

ePADD is free and open source software developed by Stanford Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives that uses natural language processing and machine learning to support archival appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery for email of potential historical or cultural value.

Stanford to host renowned Taiwanese author Pai Hsien-yung

October 17, 2018
by Joshua Capitanio

Stanford University will host two lectures by the renowned scholar and author Pai Hsien-yung on 10/24 and 10/25.  A documentary on Prof. Pai's life and scholarship will be screened at the East Asia Library on the evening of 10/23.

Kari Simonsen

New Ordering Specialist at Acquisitions Department

October 16, 2018
by Zeynep Buyukonal

Acquisitions Department is pleased to welcome Kari Simonsen as the new Ordering Specialist.

Kari will initially be responsible for ordering resources in the subject areas of Germanic Studies and Medieval Studies. She will be assigned additional ones in the future.

Kari has recently worked at C.V. Starr East Asian Library at UC Berkeley as an administrative assistant and Aunt Lute Books as an editor/marketing associate. In her previous roles, she was also involved with graphic and UX design.

Data Management Services Newsletter for October 2018

September 25, 2018
by Amy E. Hodge

Stanford Libraries' Data Management Services (nearly) monthly newsletter is chock full of news and tips to help you manage, describe, share, and preserve your research data. Regular features include:

  • Feature Story
  • Tip of the Month
  • Dataset(s) of the Month
  • Tool Spotlight
  • Learn More
  • Further Reading

You can read the latest issue online and subscribe to the newsletter on our website

Warm welcome to Laura Wilsey who joins our team in October

September 28, 2018
by Glynn Edwards

I am very pleased to announce the hire of Laura Wilsey as our new Cataloging and Metadata Librarian for incoming collections. She will work primarily out of our Stanford Redwood City but will travel to campus as needed as she takes over responsibility for managing metadata for our many complex digitization projects in collaboration with staff from the Metadata Development Unit and DLSS, as well as curators and subject specialists.

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