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Monday, December 12, 2016

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The Stanford Libraries will be operating on a reduced schedule during Winter Intersession and during the Stanford Winter Closure period.

Closures and reduced library hours for:
December 18-24, 2016
December 25-31, 2016
January 1-7, 2017

A few libraries will be open reduced hours on January 3. All libraries will resume regular hours on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, with the exception of the new Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library, which will open January 9, 2017. See the library hours for the week of January 1-7, 2017 for details.

If you will be away from campus during the holiday period, remember to set up your browser for off-campus access to library resources.

Happy Holidays!

Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning, formerly known as the Old Chemistry Building, new home of the Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library.

Falconer Biology Library, the Mathematics & Statistics Library, and Swain Library of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering will merge to form the Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library. The new library will be located in the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning, formerly known as the Old Chemistry Building.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Barbara Krupa

I’m extremely pleased to announce that Barbara Krupa has accepted the position of Newspaper Digitization Project Manager. Working closely with Collection Development managers and many others across the Stanford University Libraries (SUL) and Hoover, the Newspaper Digitization Project Manager will serve as SUL’s primary point of contact with East View, who will carry out the digitization of SUL’s historical newspaper collections. The focus of the project involves newspaper holdings that are housed in two storage facilities, the Newark warehouse and SAL3 [Stanford Auxiliary Library-3], plus complementary newspaper holdings held by the Hoover Institution Archives and Library, and their replacement by digital surrogates. The Project Manager will be the logistical liaison with the vendor and with other SUL units that are responsible for processing, packing, and shipping of these materials.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ampex VRX-1000

A video recording of the 2016 ceremony in Stanford’s Green Library dedicating the Ampex videotape recorder as an IEEE Milestone is available at Engineering and Technology History Wiki, which states: “In 1956, Ampex Corporation of Redwood City, California, introduced the first practical videotape recorder for television stations and networks to produce and time-shift broadcasts, replacing impractical ‘kinescope’ movie film previously used to record TV.

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