We're delighted to announce that Stanford Libraries is now a member of the Center for Research Libraries - Global Forum Network. This greatly expands the gamut of research materials that are available to the entire Stanford community.
In August, approximately 68,000, files representing nearly 600 items were accessioned into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). These materials include -- but are not limited to -- items from the correspondence from Athanasius Kircher, Stanford historical photographs, and the journal of the Gorilla Foundation.
Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, will be appearing at Stanford University's Cemex Auditorium Wednesday October 9, at 7:30 pm. His visit is brought to us by the Stanford Storytelling Project, which will be choosing 2-3 students to come on stage and interview him about his writing and creative life.
A new study found that reading literary fiction leads to better performance on tests of empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence as reported in the The New York Times yesterday.
Green Library to the rescue. You will find many books by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov and other fiction authors to check out or read online.
Green Library's Seminar Room (Room 301) is located on the third floor of the Bing Wing.
To get there you can take the elevator that's on the right just after you enter the Bing Wing (the same elevator that goes to the Bender Room on the fifth floor); Room 301 is the first room on the left once you reach the third floor. If you're feeling especially energetic and want to take the stairs, you can turn left upon entering the Bing Wing and then take stairwell 14 up to the third floor. When you arrive, turn right and you'll see Room 301.
The Stanford Media Preservation Lab (SMPL) has many partnerships on campus and the recent move provided a great opportunity to spend some time working in the audio room of one of those partners, the Archive of Recorded Sound (ARS). Several recordings were digitized and documented while there. Two projects completed of interest are the digitization of several recordings made by the a cappella group the Stanford Mendicants and the transfer of cassette tapes from the book and audio set: Photochemistry of Organic Molecules (POM) held by the Media & Microtext Center.
More than 1,000 students attended tours of the Stanford libraries during New Student Orientation and the first week of the quarter to learn about our amazing resources, study spaces, and librarians who are here to help with research.
Welcome to Stanford and welcome to the libraries!