Emerging tech https://library.stanford.edu/feeds/topic/659 en Trial database access: VoxGov public domain + social media search engine https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2014/03/trial-database-access-voxgov-public-domain-social-media-search <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>We've set up trial access for a new database called<a href="http://voxgov.com" target="_blank"> VoxGov</a> (<a href="http://voxgov.com">http://voxgov.com</a>). Please take a moment to put the database through its paces and <strong>send any feedback you have to me at jrjacobs AT stanford DOT edu by April 8, 2014.</strong></p> <p>VoxGov has a powerful search and pulls together a large swath of US federal public domain government information with social media data and displays it in a visually understandable way. VoxGov also allows for bulk data access to faculty and graduate students who may need to do deeper data analysis. Bulk data access is via separate individual license and has some restrictions on use and reproduction.</p> <p>Voxgov collects, organizes and archives primary sourced U.S. Federal Government information from government sites like <a href="http://fdsys.gov" target="_blank">fdsys.gov</a>, <a href="http://federalregister.gov" target="_blank">federalregister.gov</a>, <a href="http://congress.gov" target="_blank">congress.gov</a>, and some executive agencies as well as major NGO sites like <a href="http://opencrs.com" target="_blank">openCRS</a> and <a href="http://www.fas.org/sgp/" target="_blank">FAS Project on Government Secrecy</a> and combines that public domain information with 4,000 official federal government social media accounts from twitter and facebook, as well as speeches, press releases and content from over 10,000 Federal government web locations.</p> <p></div></div></div> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:35:55 +0000 jrjacobs 47576 at https://library.stanford.edu Digital signage in the libraries https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2014/01/digital-signage-libraries <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Stanford Libraries has utilized digital signage for many years. We have always looked to move from the monotonous static systems of the past to a communicative system that was more dynamic and interactive. There are many digital signage solutions available on the market – both open source and commercial – that have the features and functionality for building a robust <a href="http://oalla.com">digital signage</a> system, but none that offers the features and personal touch like <a href="http://oalla.com">Oalla</a>.</p> </div></div></div> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:50:25 +0000 kfields 47133 at https://library.stanford.edu On IOSTE Conference in Turkey (Oct 30 to Nov 1, 2013) https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2013/11/ioste-conference-turkey-oct-30-nov-1-2013 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p class="p1">Conference site: <a href="http://www.ioste2013.org/ ">http://www.ioste2013.org/ </a></p> <p class="p1">The International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE) Eurasian Regional conference was recently held in Antalya, Turkey. The organization’s goal is to advance science and technology education as well as to provide scholarly exchange and discussion on this subject. Participants were interested in learning from experiences gained from using Tablets and Mobiles in teaching and learning here at Stanford. The recent "iPads For Learning Pilot" provided most of the content that was presented in the workshop on Tablets in Science and Technology education. This workshop also resulted in invitations to visit and speak with educators in other schools and colleges, leading to a trip to Ankara where an event with over 70 teachers was organized at Maya Schools - a private school and college. </p> </div></div></div> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 01:01:29 +0000 makokha 46941 at https://library.stanford.edu Internet Archive’s 2013 Annual Celebration https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2013/11/internet-archives-2013-annual-celebration <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p class="p1">A month ago on October 24th (computer geeks  know this number 1024 as 2^10), staff and friends of the Internet Archive (IA) converged at archive.org's 300 Funston Avenue offices for an annual celebration of their mission to provide access to a free, safe and open internet. IA's founder, Brewster Kahle, spoke of recent milestones such as the growth of the data set to 15 Petabytes up from just a few last year, and the launch of the TV News archive. Other highlights included the new (and largest collection) of vintage software; eliminating the 404 Error from browsers; improvements on the WayBack Machine; an expanded emulator - MESS; and the growing size of their hard copy collection arising from individual donations. Let us explore a few of these.</p> <p class="p1">TV News</p> <p class="p1">This service enables users to search TV news for phrases found in past broadcasts. One can quote, save, and even share search results. IA will be receiving a donation of 140,000 tapes containing 35 years of TV history, and dating back to the 1970s. This is the Marion Stokes collection of TV news. </p> </div></div></div> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:15:33 +0000 makokha 46940 at https://library.stanford.edu CrossMark: Helping researchers decide what scholarly content to trust https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2013/11/crossmark-helping-researchers-decide-what-scholarly-content <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>"What happens when the record of scholarly research published in journals, books, proceedings or other documents changes? As careful as authors, reviewers, and publishers are in the publication process, corrections, updates, errata, and even retractions and withdrawals are sometimes necessary. But how can researchers find out about these important changes?" Learn more about <a href="http://www.crossref.org/crossmark/index.html">CrossMark</a>.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 07:26:48 +0000 graceb 46909 at https://library.stanford.edu Scanning Maps and Learning from Defects https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/digital-library-blog/2013/09/scanning-maps-and-learning-defects <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> The discovery of a particular scanning defect called Bayer moiré, occured while creating image files at Stanford University Library's Map Scanning Lab and prompted a more focused study. The Bayer moiré defect affects the ability of software to lift features from maps digitally.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:00:33 +0000 gsalim 46744 at https://library.stanford.edu BrowZine Tablet App Now Available from the Stanford Libraries https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2013/07/browzine-tablet-app-now-available-stanford-libraries <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>BrowZine is a tablet application that lets you browse, read and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available from the Stanford University Libraries.</p> <p><br />•    Browse titles by subject to easily find journals of interest<br />•    Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals<br />•    Be alerted when a new issue of a journal is published<br />•    Save articles in your personal library.  BrowZine can easily be synced up with Box.com, Mendeley, Zotero, and other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. </p> <p></div></div></div> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 01:20:26 +0000 graceb 31128 at https://library.stanford.edu Open Web Camp V - Recap https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2013/07/open-web-camp-v-recap <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p class="p1">The Open Web Camp V was held last weekend, July the 13th at the PayPal Town Hall in San Jose, CA. It featured diverse speakers on a wide range of topics spanning different aspects of the Open Web Platform and beyond. These included  HTML5, CSS3, Web Accessibility, Responsive Web Design and Mobile Technology topics, but also provide opportunities for networking with peers. Participants were equally drawn from diverse backgrounds including education institutions (Stanford, and SUL staff attended), e-commerce, non-profits, business, open source activists and hobbyists among others. Two of the sessions - one on mobile web performance presented by web developer Estelle Weyl, and another on stifling patterns among teams by Bill Scott, SVP of UI Engineering at PayPal will be reviewed, with an emphasis on aspects relevant to SUL.</p> <p class="p1"> </div></div></div> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:23:39 +0000 makokha 31108 at https://library.stanford.edu 3D Printing: Should Libraries Care? https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2013/05/3d-printing-should-libraries-care <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p class="p1">Yesterday's panel discussion at Stanford Law School on 3D printing aroused more questions than it answered, especially given the diverse perspectives, assumptions, interests and even misunderstanding among the general public and within professional circles regarding what it is, it's wider implications and who, when and where (if found necessary) should regulate it. Legal issues stemming from product liability in cases of injury, copyright and patent infringement, as well as freedom and protections accorded to manufacturers, sellers and user were discussed. Similarities were drawn between the advent of the internet and the current 3D printing movement </p> </div></div></div> Fri, 17 May 2013 17:25:36 +0000 makokha 30701 at https://library.stanford.edu Chromebooks now available at Engineering Library https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2013/05/chromebooks-now-available-engineering-library <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Chromebooks are low-cost, ultra-portable, secure, fast, "web-based" computing devices running ChromeOS, a complete operating system based on the Google Chrome web browser. They are optimized for Google Apps and off-line saving and editing of your Google Docs.</p> <p><a title="Chromebooks in Searchworks " href="http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10089285" target="_self">Samsung Chromebooks</a> are now available for 7-day loan at the Terman Engineering Library!</p> </div></div></div> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:36:52 +0000 mnack 30693 at https://library.stanford.edu