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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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Who: SUL and Coordinate Library Staff
When: Thursday, November 6, 2014, 2:30-4 pm (reading group)
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 2:30-4 pm (discussion with Prof. Marvin Diogenes)
Where: Green Library, SSRC Seminar Room

Near the beginning of every academic quarter, many Stanford librarians are deeply involved preparing and giving workshops for students in Stanford's Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR).

Our SUL workshops teach PWR students how to navigate library resources, but do we ourselves approach the students with a solid understanding of the rhetorical approaches we are charged with supporting?

Please join us for this special two-part Chalk Talk / Ref Forum aimed at enhancing our collective understanding of Stanford PWR and of our library-based approaches to research and argument.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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REDWOOD CITY, CA - HighWire Press, Inc. announced today that it is consolidating the business development and publisher relations teams into a comprehensive publisher services organization led by Louise Page.

Integrating these two business groups extends HighWire's focus of building world class strategic relationships with scholarly publishers and the scholarly publishing community. Under Louise's leadership, the new market-facing team will draw on HighWire's core strengths, enabling them to innovate with greater speed and organizational efficiency in the constantly evolving field of digital publishing.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SLAC physicist Paul Kunz in 1998 with the first U.S. Web server, a NeXT computer.
by Gabrielle Karampelas

Stanford, Calif.—Some of the earliest pages from the World Wide Web have been restored and are once again browsable, providing a glimpse of how the Web once operated. Stanford Libraries has made these pages available with Stanford Wayback, a customized version of an open source platform that enables long-term access to archived web assets.

The first website featured in Stanford Wayback is the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory site. Originally created in 1991, the SLAC site is the earliest known website in the United States.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Leopoldo Cicognara
by Alissa Hafele

In 1824 Conte Leopoldo Cicognara (1767-1834), a poet, amateur artist and a founding father of the discipline of art history, sold his collection of over 5,000 volumes on the subjects of art, architecture, and classical archaeology to the Vatican Library. This collection, the largest in the field at the time, brings together volumes dating from the beginning of printing to Cicognara’s time that include engravings, instructions on drawing and painting, books and pamphlets on museums and private collections, sale catalogs, and much more.

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