Blog topic: News

John Mustain

On retirement: an interview with John Mustain

April 17, 2019
by David A Jordan

Curator of Rare Books and Classics John Mustain’s work at Stanford Libraries spans the years 1978-2019.  To put into perspective his lasting influence on the collections and his beneficial impact on generations of scholars, simply consider the fact that his tenure coincides with fully forty percent of the Green Library Centennial period that we are celebrating this year.  In this interview, John looks back on his career and ahead to his retirement.  Like many of us who are fortunate to work at Stanford Libraries, his retirement plans include reading extensively an

Asuman Tezcan assumes new role in Metadata Department

April 16, 2019
by Vitus Tang

 The Metadata Department welcomes Asuman Tezcan as its new Metadata Librarian/Coordinator for Bulk Processing & Outsourcing. A newly created position, it is designed to provide some much needed attention to the cataloging of large collections acquired by SUL selectors. In this capacity Asuman will be working with selectors and staff throughout SUL, as well as external vendors of cataloging service, to organize, coordinate, and manage the processing of collections so that they can become available for use in a timely manner.

Frank Ferko

Frank Ferko departing the Archive of Recorded Sound

April 9, 2019
by Jerry L McBride

Frank Ferko is leaving Stanford Libraries to accept the position of Music Metadata Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley working in the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library. Frank leaves a significant legacy of accomplishment at Stanford Libraries. Frank accepted the position of Sound Archives Librarian in August 2016. During the past two and a half years, Frank met with numerous classes to introduce them to the many special collections and recordings in the Archive and handled hundreds of reference questions from researchers all over the world.

HBCu-DLF Authenticity Project

Cathy Aster selected for HBCU-DLF Authenticity Project

April 2, 2019
by Hannah Frost

Cathy Aster has been selected as a Conversation Partner for the IMLS-funded Authenticity Project. In a collaboration by the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Library Alliance  and the Digital Library Federation, the mentoring and professional development program provides opportunities for staff at HBCUs and predominantly white institutions (PWIs) to foster connections and build information exchanges using a project-based focus. The goal of the Authenticity Project is “to create a more diverse, inclusive, collaborative and cohesive next-generation digital library workforce, ready to work across types of institutions in building infrastructure of various kinds (social and technological) in service to a wide array of communities.” 

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Stanford Mendeley Institutional subscription will be cancelled on June 30th, 2019

April 2, 2019
by Alexandra Krogman

Please read our blog post "Update for Stanford Mendeley Institutional users" for an update on the situation.

Our current Stanford Mendeley Institutional subscription expires on June 30th, 2019, and we have been advised by Elsevier against renewal.  We find ourselves in the unhappy position of having to announce that we will no longer offer Mendeley Institutional after June 30th.

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