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.
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.
Linda Yamamoto has resigned her position at Stanford, effective January 31, 2014. Linda has been with SUL for over 15 years and has contributed both professionally and personally.
Most recently, Linda has managed the closure of the Math and Statistics Library and its transition to Herrin Hall. Linda's support of the SERG "First Friday Group" has provided the means for many of us to become more acquainted with our colleagues. We will miss her collegiality and her contributions.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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.