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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Join SUL Web Archiving Service Manager Nicholas Taylor, along with Daniel Hartwig, Kris Kasianovitz, Henry Lowood, John Eilts, and other members of the Web Archiving Service Team, in this conversation about Stanford's efforts to "boil the ocean" that is the World Wide Web.

Who: SUL and Coordinate Library Staff
When: Monday, May 12, 2014, 2:30-4 pm
Where: Green Library, IC Classroom

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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SUL has the following new positions this week:

 


For a complete description of open positions within SUL, go to the Stanford Library Jobs page.
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by Thib Guicherd-Callin

Victoria Reich and David S. H. Rosenthal have been named the winners of the 2014 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. The award recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for their long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application.

Sameer Ali

Sameer Ali (Stanford University), “Ethics and Philosophy in the Nuzhat-nama-i ‘Ala’i of Shahmardan b. Abi al-Khayr al-Razi”

Abstract: This presentation seeks to examine the ethical precepts and practical philosophy in the Nuzhat-nama, which was written in the late 11th century in Iran under the patronage of the Kaykuyid prince Abu Kalijar Garshasp. The author, Shahmardan b. Abi al-Khayr al-Razi, borrows the title from Ibn Sina’s work, the Danish Nama Alayi and circulates the latter’s explanation of cosmology and philosophy. Al-Razi also includes a tract from Ibn Miskaywah on ethical behavior and domestics. In addition, this presentation seeks to investigate the descriptive aspects of the manuscript and articulate methodologies for studying and comparing manuscripts.

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