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Codex Mexico: The Book as Art

April 16, 2013
by Christopher Matson

The Codex Mexico: The Book as Art exhibition opened on Friday, March 22, at the Embassy of Mexico's Cultural Institute in Washington DC, in partnership with the Codex Foundation and Stanford University Libraries. As part of the exhibition, there will be a symposium this Friday, April 19, that will include two Stanford librarians: Roberto Trujillo, Head of Special Collections; and Adán Griego, Curator for Latin American, Mexican American & Iberian Collections.

Edison Home Phonograph (detail)

New services at the Archive of Recorded Sound

The beginning of 2013 has seen a number of significant developments at Stanford's Archive of Recorded Sound, especially in the area of patron services, both at the Archive itself and online.  

Information relating to these improved services can be found on the Archive's new website. This detailed resource also includes information on the Archive's extensive collections, guidelines for planning a research trip to the Archive, and finally recommendations for notable sound recording research tools, both online and in print.

Encomium Musices, plate 3 [detail]

Significant acquisitions in music

April 11, 2013
by Mimi Tashiro

An annual compilation of significant acquisitions may be found on the Music Library’s web site. The list for 2011-2012 was recently added. Lists go back to 1999-2000.

Included are items acquired by gift or purchase during the academic year, arranged by type of material. Manuscripts, Facsimiles, Operas (librettos and scores), Periodicals, Printed Books, Printed Music, Microform, Recordings, and Miscellany are included. Many items are purchased with endowed gift funds and this is noted in the citations, e.g.  Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund. Citations are included for materials in both the Music Library and Department of Special Collections, Green Library.

Image of the earth from space

SDR Deposit of the Week: Generation Anthropocene

April 11, 2013
by Amy E. Hodge

An.thro.po.cene: /ˈanTHrəpəˌsēn/ noun  The current geologic age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. -- Oxford Dictionaries

Great things are going on at the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR), and when great things are going on, word is sure to get around. Earth Sciences PhD student Mike Osborne is the creator and co-producer of Stanford's "Generation Anthropocene" podcast. Mike learned about the SDR's digital preservation services from our colleagues over at HighWire Press and is now working with us to preserve audio and transcripts of the more than 50 "Generation Anthropocene" episodes that have been produced thus far.

Mendeley Workshops in the Huang Center

April 10, 2013

The Terman Engineering Library is offering five Mendeley Workshops during the Spring Term. The first session is Thursday, April 11 from 12noon to 1pm in Huang 219.  All of the sessions will cover how to add, organize, share and cite articles.  Both new and experienced users are welcome to attend.  The workshops are open to all Stanford students, faculty and staff. Sign-up for the workshops on the Science and Engineering Libraries Training site on Coursework.

1989 Big Game program

Archives acquires athletics memorabilia

April 10, 2013
by Daniel Hartwig

The University Archives is pleased to announce a gift of athletics memorabilia from Gordon Ansley, a lifelong supporter and fan of Stanford Athletics. Included are football programs, including many Big Game programs; media guides; scrapbooks; and game ephemera. The gift adds many historic and contemporary items to the Archives' athletics collections.

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