The Stanford Media Preservation Lab (SMPL) team was thrilled to host Evita Feldentāle and Lelde Neimane, our partners in the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia audiovisual archive project, on May 31 at SMPL’s facilities in Redwood City. Lelde is the archive curator and oral historian, while Evita is responsible for developing detailed descriptions, including English abstracts, for each of the 4,000 recorded oral histories in the archive. Through a multi-year project between the Museum and Stanford Libraries, this unique collection has been digitized for preservation and access at Stanford. All of the project work has been done in a distributed fashion between our respective locations plus the digitization vendor's facility, so it is a genuine treat to meet together as a team!
The University Archives is pleased to announce the release of a new online exhibit documenting the history of women at Stanford.
With deep sadness, I note the passing on May 17, 2018, of Marnie Furbush, a remarkable friend and ally of Stanford Libraries and Special Collections over many years. Staff who’ve worked in Green Library for a long time may remember her gracious ways, keen intellect, and generosity. Marnie befriended everyone whose path she crossed, from the mail room to the directors’ office.
Vijoy Abraham, the Stanford Libraries’ long-time Academic Technology Specialist at the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRISs), will assume the position of Assistant Director for the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) on June 1, 2018.
This Thursday, May 24, from 1-3pm, stop by the Barchas Room to see a selection of Stanford Library materials documenting the various protest movements happening around the world in 1968. Set up in conjunction with the "Global 1968" conference, and the visit of Angela Davis to campus, this open house will include archival and published materials from France, Germany, and the US, including Stanford and surrounding communities.
I've just returned from a week in St. Louis, for FOSS4GNA, the Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial conference, where the predominant topics this year were increasing integration of R and RStudio into the geospatial toolkit, big geospatial data management and analysis, and the management and analysis of an increasing array of high-resolution and high-cadence satellite imagery sources.