It is no longer a surprise how ancient lakes in the western US -- such as Lake Surprise -- managed to become so large. Research undertaken by Daniel Ibarra, a graduate student working at the time with Kate Maher, assistant professor of geological and environmental sciences, showed that the root cause was a lower rate of evaporation than we see today.
Blog topic: Stanford Digital Repository
SDR Deposit of the Week: Lizard Biogeography, Ant Populations, Mammalian Nervous Systems, and much more
Starting with the Class of 2014, the Department of Biology is depositing undergraduate senior honors theses in the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). In May and June, 49 students deposited theses in the department’s Senior Honors Theses Collection.
The English Department was delighted this year to begin offering its honors students the opportunity to deposit their theses in Stanford Digital Repository. We are excited that SDR has given us a new opportunity to celebrate, share, and preserve the accomplishments of our undergraduates.
2014 Honors theses written by undergraduates in Engineering were self-deposited by the authors for the first time this year. Stanford Electrical Engineering and BioEngineering students were quick off the mark to get their draft deposits ready for final check and inclusion in the SDR archive. 2014 research topics range from Deer Antler Genetics to Thermionic Emitters.
Eight new digital collections are now available in SearchWorks. Several of these collections take advantage of recently enhanced functionality which better integrates material in the Stanford Digital Repository with data contained in Symphony and enables discovery of and access to media files.
Our blog series highlighting new materials deposited to the Stanford Digital Repository has been on a quasi-hiatus for the last few months. But don't let the quiet fool you: deposit activity in the SDR has been stronger than ever! In this catch-up post, we draw attention to some of the most exciting items and collections added to the SDR recently. Also keep your eyes open for more Deposit of the Week posts throughout the summer! A number of SUL staffers have been working hard to build digital collections of current work by Stanford students and faculty through the use of the SDR Online Deposit application, and they are going to tell you all about it.
In April and May, approximately 570,000 new files representing around 1700 new items were accessioned into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). These materials include -- but are not limited to -- items from the Caricatures of Black Americans collection, the People's Computer Company, and the Jarndyce collection.