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Friday, May 30, 2014

HighWire logo
by Gabrielle Karampelas

Stanford, CA - May 30, 2014 -- HighWire Press, a technology service provider to influential scholarly publishers and an auxiliary unit of Stanford University Libraries, announced today it has received a significant equity investment to support its strategic growth from Accel-KKR, a leading technology-focused private equity firm. The new partnership enables HighWire to further its investment in strategic initiatives and digital innovations in Internet-based publishing.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Concierge Keys

The Library Concierge Program is sponsoring tours for the week of June 2, 2014.
We have created sign-ups for the tours on the Coursework project site so the tour leaders will know how many to expect for each tour.  There are limited sign-ups for each tour. Please sign up as soon as possible to secure your favorite spot.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Alan Baldridge as the new librarian at Hopkins
by Joe Wible, Hopkins Marine Station

It is with great sadness that I report that Alan Baldridge died last night. Born and educated in England, Alan first arrived at HMS in 1966.  He left in 1974 to take charge of the library at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in Miami for five years before being enticed to return to Hopkins in 1978 where he continued to work until his retirement in 1993.

Book cover: Franco Moretti, "Distant Reading"

Salon interviewed Stanford professor Franco Moretti, whose Distant Reading (2013) recently won the National Book Critics Circle award for criticism: “As a literary critic who says he aims to study books without actually reading them, Franco Moretti has positioned himself as an iconoclast."

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