The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their fall meeting September 6-7, 2017 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Viriginia. The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). The role of the NGAC is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. Full minutes of the meeting, PowerPoints, and lightning talks are available on the NGAC website.
More than meets the eye: Open House featuring German miniature books on Oct. 3rd at Stanford Libraries
To commemorate the German national holiday Tag der Deutschen Einheit (Day of German Unity) on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017, there will be an Open House in Special Collections from 1:00PM-4:00PM featuring some of the miniature books and materials from the Germanic collections at Stanford Libraries.
San Francisco Bay Area cinephiles can enjoy an ongoing series of film festivals throughout the year showcasing a variety of themes (animation, film noir, LGBT, silent film) that supplement mainstream commercial productions. Latino movies are no exception.
In 1980 Cine Acción was founded in San Francisco “on the principle that Latin American cinema must be promoted in the United States and that Latinos in the U.S. must be actively encouraged to produce media.” It became one of the pioneering independent film festivals in the United States and for over 25 years Cine Acción captured a creative energy that provided a space for unheard Latino film voices.
The Stanford Libraries has added article search capabilities to its online catalog and resource discovery environment, SearchWorks. Stanford students, faculty, and patrons world-wide can now search a database of over 300 million journal articles, ebooks, patents, book chapters, newspaper articles, reports, and other high-quality scholarly resources from over 80,000 journals and other sources. SearchWorks Articles+ is now live at https://searchworks.stanford.edu/articles.
The East Asia Library is pleased to announce a new exhibition entitled "Words in Characters: Books as Vehicles." Located in the entrance hall display cases, this exhibition explores intersections between art and language in contemporary Chinese culture.
With earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in the southeast, the education Twittersphere is alive with a discussion of how to talk about disasters in the classroom. Cubberley Library has When the earth shakes : earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis and Branner Earth Sciences Library has The Magic School Bus presents wild weather.
AnaLyse diachronique de l'espace urbain PArisien: approche GEomatique (ALPAGE), is a geohistorical research program aimed at producing data and tools for analyzing the long-term relationships between spaces and societies in pre-industrial Paris.