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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

During the fall of 2013, Stanford University Libraries (SUL) convened a working group to investigate the current state of access to audio and moving image materials held within its various collections, notably rare materials within its different special collections departments, along with those held at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives.

Following many weeks of investigation, the Media Access Working Group (MAWG) produced a report in December 2013 outlining its findings, along with various recommendations to help tackle the issues discovered. The group considered issues relating to use cases, copyright status, available technologies – including media streaming, and content usage.

Books in Green

Collectors, bibliophiles, and of course librarians are eagerly awaiting the annual antiquarian book fairs in February. This year, the San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print, and Paper Fair takes place on February 1-2 at a new location, the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Emerging Technology Logo
by Ronnie Fields

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 digital signage system, but none that offers the features and personal touch like Oalla.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Stanford Quad corner and column

SUL has the following new position this week:

System Administrator, Stanford University Libraries, Academic Computing Services (#61668)

For a complete description of open positions within SUL, go to the Stanford Library Jobs page.
 
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