Stanford Libraries Blog https://library.stanford.edu/feeds/blog/287 en Gabriel García Márquez has died at 87 https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2014/04/gabriel-garcia-marquez-has-died-87 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Colombian writer <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/books/gabriel-garcia-marquez-literary-pioneer-dies-at-87.html?_r=0">Gabriel García Márquez died yesterday</a> in Mexico City at the age of 87.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:47:52 +0000 cmatson 47712 at https://library.stanford.edu Total lunar eclipse tonight https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2014/04/total-lunar-eclipse-tonight <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Tonight -- if you can stay up past your bedtime -- you can view a <a href="http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2014.html#LE2014Apr15T">total lunar eclipse</a>: the Moon will pass completely through the Earth's shadow. The partial eclipse begins at 10:58 pm PDT and ends at 2:33 tomorrow morning; the greatest eclipse takes place at 12:46 am. </p></div></div></div> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:39:30 +0000 cmatson 47697 at https://library.stanford.edu Grover Sales Collection at Stanford in Washington https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2014/04/grover-sales-collection-stanford-washington <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div><span>The Archive of Recorded Sound recently collaborated with the </span><a title="Bing Stanford in Washington website" href="http://www.stanford.edu/dept/siw/cgi-bin/wordpress/" target="_self">Bing Stanford in Washington</a><span> program to provide digitized images from the Archive's </span><a title="Grover Sales Collection finding aid" href="http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt3779r07k/" target="_self">Grover Sales Collection (ARS.0016)</a><span> for an evening event at the program in late January which served to launch both a new arts track at Bing Stanford in Washington, and provide students from both Stanford and nearby Duke Ellington School of the Arts with an insight into the role jazz played in African American history and civil rights through the early to middle part of the 20th century.  The event  featured a display of enlarged wall mounted images of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and Ethel Waters, sourced from the Grover Sales Collection, digitized from 35mm negative slides. Grover Sales (1920-2004), a Bay Area author, jazz critic, and teacher, who regularly taught jazz history here at Stanford, amassed the image portion of his collection from various sources for use during his classes.   </div></div></div> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:02:02 +0000 jmanton 47685 at https://library.stanford.edu Remembering Kurt Cobain https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2014/04/remembering-kurt-cobain <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>In the 20 years since Kurt Cobain’s death his influence as a musician and iconoclast is still strongly felt.  Cobain is the subject of <a title="number of biographies of Cobain" href="http://searchworks.stanford.edu/?f%5Bformat%5D%5B%5D=Book&amp;q=Cobain%2C+Kurt&amp;search_field=subject_terms&amp;utf8=✓">a number of biographies</a> and <a title="several videographies" href="http://searchworks.stanford.edu/?f%5Bformat%5D%5B%5D=Video&amp;q=Cobain%2C+Kurt&amp;search_field=subject_terms&amp;utf8=✓">several videographies</a>; seminal albums by his band Nirvana, including <a title="Nevermind" href="http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/5684993"><em>Nevermind</em></a> and <a title="In utero" href="http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/5667024"><em>In Utero</em></a>, rank among the best of late twentieth century alternative rock.</p> </div></div></div> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:02:59 +0000 raymondh 47680 at https://library.stanford.edu Research data lost to the sands of time https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2014/04/research-data-lost-sands-time <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>[Originally posted on <a href="http://freegovinfo.info/node/8521" target="_blank">Free Government Information blog</a>] Here's an interesting article, not on link rot (a topic <a href="http://freegovinfo.info/node/tag/link_rot" target="_blank">FGI has been tracking</a> for some time), but on <em><strong>*data rot*</strong></em>. In a recent article in <em>Current Biology</em>, researchers examined the availability of data from 516 studies between 2 and 22 years old. They found the following:</p> <ul><li>that the odds of a data set being reported as extant fell by 17% per year;</li> <li>Broken e-mails and obsolete storage devices were the main obstacles to data sharing</li> <li>Policies mandating data archiving at publication are clearly needed</li> </ul><p></div></div></div> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:15:12 +0000 jrjacobs 47677 at https://library.stanford.edu Terman Engineering Library News - March - 2014 https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2014/04/terman-engineering-library-news-march-2014 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> </p> <p>We are pleased to announce the March 2014 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.   In the news this month:</p> <p> </p></div></div></div> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:59:17 +0000 kgust 47651 at https://library.stanford.edu English opera librettos now available from the Donald Pippin Collection https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2014/04/english-opera-librettos-now-available-donald-pippin-collection <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><span>Since 1952 Donald Pippin has been a part of the musical life of San Francisco. He is best known as the founder of </span><a id="mfa62" title="Pocket Opera" href="http://www.pocketopera.org/">Pocket Opera</a><span>, which started in 1977 with the purpose of making opera more accessible to the average concert goer by presenting opera in unique English language translations with a small chamber ensemble. The Donald Pippin Collection consists primarily of Pippin's English translations of opera librettos available as pdf files.</span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:34:40 +0000 raymondh 47641 at https://library.stanford.edu New Exhibition: Treasures from the Archive of Recorded Sound https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2014/04/new-exhibition-treasures-archive-recorded-sound <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A new exhibition has just opened at the Stanford Music Library entitled <em>Treasures from the Archive of Recorded Sound,</em> on show through August 14. The exhibition was curated and installed by the Archive of Recorded Sound's Interim Operations Manager, Benjamin Bates, who describes the content and theme of the exhibit in more detail. </p> </div></div></div> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:49:54 +0000 jmanton 47637 at https://library.stanford.edu Verdi and Wagner Purchases https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2014/03/verdi-and-wagner-purchases <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>2013 marked the 200<sup>th</sup> birthdays of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner. The Music Library purchased a number of out-of-print and rare scores of works by both composers, and books by and about Wagner. The Wagner works include his <em>Die Kunst und die Revolution</em> (Leipzig, 1849) and <em>Deutscher Kunst und deutsche Politik</em> (Leipzig, 1868), Julius Lang’s <em>Zur Versöhnung des Judenthums mit Richard Wagner </em>(Berlin, 1869), and Hermann Schneider’s<em> Richard Wagner und das germanische Altertum</em><em> (</em>Tübingen, 1939). Arrangements for piano, 2-hands including overtures to Christoph Columbus (Leipzig, 1908), Faust (Leipzig, 189?), and König Enzio (Leipzig &amp; London, 1908), and a score of Lohengrin in French (Paris 1891) were also acquired. All of the Wagner materials are described in <a title="Significant Acquisitions 2012-13" href="http://library.stanford.edu/music/notable-collections-acquisitions/significant-acquisitions/2012-2013">Significant Acquisitions 2012-2013</a>, on the Music Library’s web page.</p> </div></div></div> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:59:28 +0000 mtashiro 47617 at https://library.stanford.edu SUL and ITS team up to form Community of Practice for media https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2014/03/sul-and-its-team-form-community-practice-media <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Digital media is a hot topic on campus these days.  With the available tools and technology, it has never been easier to express ideas and broadly communicate information through media formats, and many departments at Stanford are actively producing and posting media online. The emergence of <a title="MOOC entry on wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course">MOOCs</a> and other forms of online learning that incorporate video and audio are heightening awareness of the many challenges in managing all this media content.</p> <p>To address these challenges, Stanford Libraries and IT Services have teamed up to form a new Community of Practice, the <a title="Stanford Media Group web site" href="https://cop.stanford.edu/community/stanford-media-group">Stanford Media Group</a>. The group offers a unique opportunity for folks across Stanford with a stake in media to share information, foster best practices, identify common needs, and implement centralized solutions to support the work of the University. </p> <p></div></div></div> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:49:29 +0000 hfrost 47580 at https://library.stanford.edu