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IMF Open Data Portal

The International Monetary Fund or IMF made their statistical data available for free on January 1st, 2015. Part of their plan for the transition is to introduce a new upgraded interface to improve the usability of the data.

Now that the the IMF Data Portal public beta version has been launched, the IMF is seeking input and feedback from our campus users on this resource!  Here's how you can help out:

Beginning from next week, February 2, the East Asia Library will have longer hours during the academic year. For the first time the library will open on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm. Since the library moved to its current location at Lathrop, user traffic has increased greatly, thanks to its attractive physical environment and ample study spaces. Saturday hours are expected to give users even better access to the library's collections and facilities.

Evening hours will also be extended, from 9pm to 10pm Monday to Thursday. Specific hours during the academic year are:

Monday - Thursday:  9am-10pm

Friday:  9am-6pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Sunday: 1pm-9pm

The hours vary during intersession and holidays. The most current calendar information will be posted on the At a glance page.

nous sommes charlie

Today's deadly attack at the offices of French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo points to the enduring importance of the free circulation of ideas in a global society. While we do not have a collection of the journal itself, Charlie Hebdo and the work of its journalists is well-represented in Stanford Libraries' collections.

Materials primarily about Charlie Hebdo

Works of satirical cartoonist Cabu

Works of cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, known as Tignous

Works of cartoonist Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb

Works of cartoonist Georges Wolinski

Works of economist Bernard Maris

Current French Press: 

Agence France Presse (French) Agence France Presse (English) 

Le Monde or http://www.lemonde.fr/ 

Mediapart

France24   (French news in English, live video feeds)

 

Responses to the event -

Artists respond, collected in Libération 

Cécile Alduy, Stanford French professor, in Al Jazeera America

Special Collections and University Archives continue to test new service hours for our reading room. For winter term (Jan. 5, 2015 through March 27, 2015) we will be open on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Tuesdays through Fridays, we will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our paging schedule for materials remains the same:http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-our-collections/how-request-materials.

Leicester - Peterborough East train leaving Walton
2015 Caltrain Go Passes will be distributed from the Green Library IC Classroom this Wednesday, December 3, 2015, from 10 am - 2 pm to eligible employees who present their Stanford ID Cards. Beginning todayDecember 1, 2015 passes are also available directly from Parking & Transportation at 340 Bonair Siding.
 
Visit P&TS for more information. In other news, note that the VTA Eco Pass will be distributed as a Clipper Card, rather than as the traditional sticker.
Image for International Historical Statistics

Faculty, students, and staff now have online access to the three volume set titled: International Historical Statistics

Flag of the United Nations

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.

 

 

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