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Blog topic: Stanford Digital Repository
By many measures, Stanford is a big place. Two typical measures: the historic campus (6th largest in the US) stretches across 8,180 acres, and is home to over 31,000 students, faculty, and staff this academic year. A random measure: for the JSTOR database subscription provided by the Libraries, Stanford's institution classification level is “very large".
But some days, Stanford feels like a small, close-knit town where degrees of separation between community members rarely exceed two or three.
The completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869 marked an important milestone in the history of the United States with the joining of the populated east with the growing cities and towns of the west. Stanford University, with its connection to Leland Stanford and Timothy Hopkins, holds in its libraries an impressive array of materials related to this monumental achievement including the often overlooked contributions of the Chinese railroad workers.
The Stanford Digital Repository has a few sneaker collections: a collection that "sneaks" into existence via the online deposit application under the radar, without fanfare or extra support needed from the SDR team.
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"I was wondering if you know anything about getting datasets discoverable on Google Dataset Search?"
We recently received this query from a Stanford researcher who had deposited content into the Stanford Digital Repository.
The short answer: request a DataCite DOI from Stanford Libraries, which you can do by emailing email@example.com.
For those of you unfamiliar with Google Dataset Search or who are interested in the details behind the response, read on!