Branner Library News

Evergrowing collections of student works in the SDR

September 21, 2018
by Hannah Frost
Before the start of a new academic year, it’s fun to review all the undergraduate honors theses, capstone projects, portfolios, masters theses and other culminating works submitted by students to the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) over the prior year. In 2018 fifteen new collections were created and populated for distinct programs of study; another 16 existing collections grew in size with additional content. In total 269 titles were deposited across 31 active collections, making for an overall total of 55 student collections containing 1,689 individual works in the SDR. 
Science Library tour.  Photo by Linda A. Cicero, Stanford News Service.

Science Library Newsletter, September 2018

September 21, 2018
by Michael L Newman

With ten issues per year, the Science Library Newsletter publishes news from the Robin Li & Melissa Ma Science Library.  Sign up to receive issues via email as they are published.  Contents of the September 2018 issue:

Welcoming new graduate students in Science and Engineering

September 20, 2018
by Ashley Jester

On Tuesday September 18, 2018, the librarians and staff of the Science & Engineering Resource Group hosted an orientation and welcome session for new graduate students in the Mackenzie Room in the Huang Building.  If you weren't able to join us or would just like to refresh your memory, the slides from our presentation are available here: 2018 Science & Engineering Graduate Student Orientation

We hope to see you in one of our branches soon!

Mural from South Interior Room

National Geospatial Advisory Committee holds June meeting

July 13, 2018
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their summer meeting June 26-27, 2018 at the Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.  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.

Amanda Whitmire photo

Recap of Stanford Hopkins Marine Station event on 28 April 2018

June 12, 2018
by Grace Baysinger

On Saturday, 28 April 2018, from 1:30-3:30 pm, 41 attendees from the ACS Silicon Valley Section and from Stanford University met at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station (HMS) in Pacific Grove. 

For the first hour Dr. Amanda Whitmire, Head Librarian of Hopkins Miller Library and Assistant Director for the Station, covered the history of the Station and a long-term collaborative research project for collecting oceanographic data.   Her presentation also included her discovery of this data in the Library and her recent efforts to preserve and provide broader access to this data by having it digitized.  

New Resources in Branner Library

Following is a listing of new print and e-books recently added to the Branner Earth Sciences Library.

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