On June 19th 2017, the Stanford Open Policing Project launched its website to provide access to the data collected about police stops around the country and to provide information about research that this data is driving. Stanford Libraries is pleased to be a partner in the long-term preservation of this data, which has been deposited into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR).
It was my distinct pleasure to offer a window into Stanford Libraries’ rare music collections to students in the “Why Music Matters” course from the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institute, and performers in the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s Chamber Music Course. We gathered in Special Collections for an up-close examination of manuscripts and early print materials, dating from 1942 (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas) all the way back to the 12th century (a sacred chant fragment).
Mark your calendars! The Acquisitions Department invites all library staff to an Open House on Wednesday, July 12th from 10am to noon.
Please join us on the 4th floor of Lathrop Library for workflow demos by our staff, Q&A, and snacks. Our hope is to demystify many of our processes for ordering, receiving, and activating the library’s print and electronic resources.
A detailed schedule and additional information will be sent out closer to the day of the event.
Hope to see you on the 12th!
The scholarly edition of the famous Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1 just landed in my lap (ouch!), which got me thinking about the impressive publications we in the music world know as “composer complete works editions,” or, “composer collected works.” These often lavish, multi-volume sets of music scores are painstakingly produced by scholars, based on all available source material, and published over time following a pre-determined order, and as the name implies, present the complete output of a particular composer.
Last week I spent 3 days at Google for their annual Google Earth Engine Summit, learning about new features and applications of their Google Earth Engine technology. If you haven’t seen Google Earth Engine, I encourage you to go to https://earthengine.google.com and use the signup link to get an account. It’s absolutely free for non-commercial use and it’s capabilities are pretty mind-blowing.
Concierge tours of Li Ma Science Library and the Digitization Lab & Imaging Space take place this week and next. While the tours of the Digitization Lab have reached capacity, there's still room in the Li Ma Science Library tours.
Li Ma Science Library tours:
- Wednesday, June 21, 10:00-11:00AM
- Thursday, June 22, 2:00-3:00PM
Tours will meet at the entrance to the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning.
The University Archives is pleased to announce a new exhibit opening this week in the South Lobby/East Wing of Green Library, highlighting its vibrant collection of Stanford student publications. An online exhibit sharing these same titles and more can be accessed via exhibits.stanford.edu/stanford-pubs.
On May 24, 2017, Stanford Libraries staff member Becky Fischbach was awarded the University's Amy J. Blue Award. Becky and her award were profiled by the University News Service a week earlier ("Elizabeth Fischbach, a ‘storyteller par excellence,’ wins an Amy J. Blue Award"). Below are remarks offered at the awards ceremony by Stanford Professor of History Tom Mullaney, who introduced Becky, and by the laureate herself in accepting the award. Photos of the event are courtesy of Katie Farrey.