Faculty, students, and staff now have online access to the three volume set titled: International Historical Statistics.
October 24 is United Nations Day.
Visit the exhibit: Faces of the World's Refugees on display at the Green Library Lobby
The Byra J. and William P. Wreden Prize celebrates student collections of books, manuscripts, and other printed works on paper; it rewards three students for presenting well-written, thoughtful, and competent essays on the importance of their personal collections, from the standpoint of the significance or appeal of their form or content. The first-prize winner at Stanford will be eligible to compete for an additional $2500 national prize.
Applicants for the Wreden Prize must submit a short essay and a bibliography. To read winning essays from prior years and for detailed contest guidelines, please visit this page.
Inquiries and applications may be sent to David Jordan. Please express interest in advance to verify eligibility and receive any updates to this announcement.
- First Prize: $2,000
Second Prize: $1,000
Third Prize: $500
Deadline: January 31, 2015
Open to full-time students enrolled in a Stanford undergraduate or graduate degree program.
In 2011 Stanford submitted its proposal to partner with New York City to build StanfordNYC, a world-class applied sciences and engineering campus that was expected to attract new talent to the University and to become a new hub of tech innovation and entrepreneurship. StanfordNYC would occupy an iconic, state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable campus on 10 acres on Roosevelt Island.
The colorful two-volume proposal now is available on reserve in Green Library and in the Terman Engineering Library in the Huang Engineering Center with call number LD3049.5 .N4 S73 2011. The document is also available in an electronic version.
After months of negotiations at end of 2011 Stanford “determined it would not be in the best interest of the university to continue to pursue the opportunity”; the proposal was withdrawn that December. Nevertheless, the proposal presents a grand vision of Stanford’s values and position in relation to research collaboration with industry.
The East Asia Library, now in its new home at Lathrop Library, will have an opening celebration on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. With three floors of open stacks, an on-site special collection, siminar and teaching rooms and ample study spaces, the library has already been attracting much footprint since it opened on September 15.
The celebration will start at 4pm, to be kicked off by Stanford Taiko performance. There will also be performances by Stanford Wushu and Stanford Hwimori. If you are a tea lover, the tea ceremony will give you a great opportunity to enjoy teas from all around China. Library tours and light refreshments will be provided.
Please come join us for the celebration and the fun!
Festivities will take place at the base of the grand staircase on Lasuen Mall. It is located outside of the Lathrop Library, directly east of the Oval on Palm Drive, and adjacent to Memorial Hall.
For more information, please contact Qi Qiu at (650)384.9872.
The East Asia Library of Stanford University will reopen to the public at its new location in Lathrop Library on Monday, September 15, 2014. In addition to three floors of stacks, the new East Asia Library possesses several conference, seminar, and group study rooms, numerous sofas, chairs, and desks under sunny windows, large exhibit spaces, state-of-the-art technology including dual-boot MAC/Windows computers and a latest-generation microfilm reader, and a newly established special collection. This beautiful facility will provide a new level of service to the faculty and students in East Asian studies both on Stanford campus and beyond. We look forward to welcoming you in our new library soon.
Jidong Yang, Ph.D.
Head, East Asia Library
Stanford, CA 94305
In a move that will have a profound and long-lasting impact on the library sector, the W3C officially chartered a new working group on Web Annotation on August 20, 2014. Stanford Libraries staff member, Rob Sanderson, will serve as the working group's inaugural co-chair.
The W3C is the standards body that guides the development of the Web, and has had a longstanding Open Annotation Community Group focused on how to annotate digital resources on the Web. As a newly chartered working group, the output of these discussions can now be channeled into official W3C recommendations, and baked into fabric of the Web itself.
As library content and services become increasingly digital, the ability to annotate it--provide commentary, analysis, reviews, transcription, description, links and more--is increasingly a concern. By helping define a standard approach to annotation (in the broadest sense) of web resources, libraries can help fulfill their traditional mission of supporting research, scholarly communication and the diffusion of knowledge in the 21st century. And by working deeply in standards efforts like those of the W3C, libraries can help ensure their technologies and services are integral to and leverage the latest information technologies, instead of competing with them or lagging behind.
Dr. Sanderson, who joined Stanford Libraries in April of 2014, brings extensive experience in annotations to the W3C and Stanford. He was one of the principal investigators of the Open Annotation Collaboration, a precursor to the W3C community group, where he also served as co-chair and a driving force. In recognition of his ongoing contributions and position within the community, Dr. Sanderson is serving as one of the co-chairs of the Working Group, which is a boon for the W3C, for Stanford, and for the future of annotation on the Web.