Blogs

New database: Rock's Backpages

October 9, 2012
by Ray Heigemeir

Rock’s Backpages is one of two new subscription databases now available for use by the Stanford community (Music Industry Data, formerly known as "Academic Chrts Online" is the other).

From the website:

"There are over twenty thousand articles on the site. These feature over two thousand five hundred artists and range from 500-word album (or concert) reviews to 10,000-word interviews and features. 

Fall foliage with Hoover Tower in background

Library Website goals for October

October 4, 2012

We have an ambitious set of goals for continuing to improve and enrich the library website in October.  These priorities are based on our original project goals and on feedback and suggestions gathered from patrons and staff. Please continue to send us your feedback and encourage others to do so as well.

 Our goals for October 2012 are to:

Benoit Mandelbrot – Manuscripts launches new project October 2012

October 2, 2012
by Glynn Edwards

At the beginning of this year, the papers of Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, were given to SUL’s Dept. of Special Collections. Funding for the first year has been set to begin processing this complex collection. We are happy to announce that Laura Williams has been hired as the project archivist and Christy Smith as the processing assistant.

Poster for the October 2012 Stanford Presidential Lecture in the Humanities and Arts, by Michael Ignatieff.

Michael Ignatieff Presidential Lecture: "On Partisanship: Enemies and Adversaries in Politics"

October 1, 2012

Michael Ignatieff Presidential Lecture Website

On October 15, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., Michael Ignatieff will give the 2012-2013 Stanford Presidential Lecture in the Humanities and Arts: "On Partisanship: Enemies and Adversaries in Politics."  The lecture will be held in the Stanford Humanities Center.

In preparation for this event, Matthew Marostica, Curator for Political Science and Economics in the Stanford University Libraries, has written an introductory essay about Ignatieff's remarkable work and career, including a rich annotated bibliography and set of excerpts from Ignatieff's writings.

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