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The records of Road & Track were given to Stanford University Libraries by Hearst Corporation, Inc. in October 2012. (Please see Stanford Report Dec. 11, 2012 for details.)

Beginning in early 2013 a box survey of the collection was begun and has just been completed this August. Plans are now afoot to create an index of feature articles in the Road & Track magazine this fall before the Manuscripts Unit relocates to SUL’s Redwood City location.

Processing of the collection will begin after the relocation and the hiring of a project archivist. Funds for processing have been provided in part by Stanford’s Revs Program

Library intern Jazmin Contreras at work

As quiet as she was, Jazmin's presence was all over the Lane Reading Room. She spent most mornings processing incoming new books for one of most popular sections of Green Library: Current Fiction. For the late morning hours Jazmin worked on organizing the collection of Stanford alumna Gloria Velasquez. The boxes contained photos, correspondence and other memorabilia from the Chicana writer's life in her native Colorado to her student years on campus and a successful career author of young adult novels. Everardo Rodriguez showed her how to create a preliminary listing to the collection that can easily be converted into a finding aid.

Library intern Joseph Thornton with supervisors Judy Marsh and Ronnie Fields

It has been a fun and rewarding experience working with and getting to know Joseph through the SUL internship program. Joseph's 'home base' was Social Science Data and Software (SSDS) and staff members welcomed his help with a number of projects. Joseph blended in quickly and we soon learned that Joseph is remarkably versatile and always willing to learn new skills. Before long, he began supporting both SSDS and SUL IT services in Green!

Veronica Rubalcava

Seven lucky students from Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto have earned a gig at the Stanford Libraries for a summer internship. The interns have been placed in different libraries from Green to Meyer, to Music and Biology.

I am Veronica Rubalcava and I am the co-coordinator for the internship program. When I heard about the internship program, I was pleased to know that an opportunity for first-generation college students was being offered.

Photo of library intern Mia Kirkendoll

Over the last 6 weeks, I've been extremely lucky to work with Mia Kirkendoll. As her intern supervisor, I've been proud to watch Mia come into her own as a mature and professional young lady. Mia is part of the Stanford Libraries internship program for local First Generation college students.

Leland Stanford Junior University insurance maps, 1917

The University Archives is pleased to announe that it has added several items to the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) recently. Included amongst the treasures are a variety of University maps and motion pictures, as well as faculty papers. Highlights include:

To-date, over 160 University Archives collections have been added to SDR via self-deposit.

Stanford University Libraries has just acquired access to a few new databases for scholars working on French and Italian topics! 

Olschki Complete online: All monographs and conference proceedings published between 2000-2011 by the prestigious Italian publishing house Leo S. Olschki are now available online through the Torrossa/Editoria Italiana Online database, along with Italian scholarly publications from many other important publishers. Most of the Olschki titles are on Italian literature and history, but there are also works in other disciplines such as classics, art and art history, philosophy, and musicology. As with other titles in Torrossa, you may download the PDFs in Adobe Acrobat. Mac users need to open Acrobat before opening the PDF - it does not work in Preview.
 
Corpus Montaigne: "Contains all the different editions of the works of Montaigne from the 16th and 17th centuries, published from the manuscripts and the printed originals, including "all the works published in Montaigne's lifetime and after his death by his daughter-in-law, Marie de Gournay, all the editions published from the 16th to the 20th century, their annotation and critical apparatus." Also includes PDF reproductions of selected works."
 
Grand corpus des grammaires françaises, des remarques et des traités sur la langue (XIVe-XVIIe s.) : "The Grand Corpus des grammaires françaises, des remarques et des traités sur la langue XVe-XVIIe siècles (Great Corpus of French language Grammars, Commentaries and Treatises on language (15th-17th centuries)) groups together in one database the Corpus of French Renaissance grammars, the Corpus of French 17th century grammars and the Corpus of remarks on the French language (17th Century). This is close to representing all the French grammars of the 15th and 17th centuries. Each grammar is presented both in a digitalised format identical to the original version and also as a fac-simile. The Great Corpus is unique in that it allows research ranging from basic reference to in-depth academic research, according to the requirements of researchers and students."
The Istanbul skyline as seen from the Marmara hotel on Taksim Square

What exactly happened in Turkey last month and what is happening at this moment? What kind of historical events led up to it? You can find information on the history of the Turkish government and politics in SearchWorks.

On May 28, 2013 a peaceful sit-in at Gezi Park in Taksim, Istanbul was disrupted by police and resulted in a number of deaths and many injuries. The sit-in was a response to an announcement made by the government for plans to demolish the small park and replace it with a shopping mall. After the violent police reaction, many other protests about governmental personal liberty infringements in Turkey formed and grew into movements.

These movements emulate the Occupy movements from the western world and are rapidly spreading throughout the rest of Turkey (Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Trabzon, Samsun Edirne, and many other cities). The popular Turkish band “Kardeş Türküler” has even produced a protest video on YouTube. Social media outlets, especially Twitter, are playing an important part in the quick distribution of public information. In response, Prime Minister Erdogan called Twitter a “menace.”

For current English-language news about the situation in Turkey we have links to daily online newspapers and their Facebook and Twitter accounts as well:

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