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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Angola book launch and reception poster.

Book Launch & Reception for two new books related to Angola:

National Liberation in Post-Colonial Southern Africa by Christian Williams and
Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola
by Justin Pearce

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stanford University Center for African Studies and the Four Decades of Angolan Independence Geballe Workshop, Stanford University Libraries is hosting a book launch of two new books: one on politcal history in central Angola from 1975-2002; and the other, an ethnography of members of the Namibian liberation movement, SWAPO (South West African People's Organization), many of whom were exiles in Angola, Zambia and Tanzania during the liberation struggles in Southern Africa.

The authors of these two books will give brief introductions of their work and sign bookplates. The Stanford University Bookstore will be on hand to take book orders.

This event is open to the public and takes place on Monday, November 16th, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in Green Library, 5th floor, Bender Room.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Stanford Quad corner and column

SUL has the following new position this week:

Circulation and Privileges Specialist (#68470)

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

Friday, November 6, 2015

This most recent development supports the Libraries ongoing efforts to expand its Baltic Studies collection and commitment to preserve the region’s cultural heritage.

Washington DC—Earlier this week on Nov. 3, 2015 Eerik Marmei, the Estonian Ambassador to the United States, presented Michael Keller, Stanford University Librarian, with an Estonian e-resident’s digital identity card.  Keller has become one of the 6,000 people to join the tech-savvy country’s bold e-residency program. 

Under Michael Keller’s leadership and with donor support Stanford Libraries has established a growing Baltic Studies Program, which includes resources on Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian history, literature and culture. In addition to books, periodicals and primary source holding Stanford Libraries actively collaborates with the Museum of Occupations in Tallinn, Estonia, as well as other institutions and organizations in order to enhance the Baltic studies by conducting collaborative projects, organizing seminars, conferences and other events to support collection development. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Concierge Keys

Sign up for the November 2015 Concierge!

We will be hearing about the new Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR), which supports digital humanities and computational social science research and teaching at Stanford. We'll be joined by CIDR co-directors Glen Worthey and Stu Snydman as well as members of the CIDR team to describe CIDR's mission as well as tools, projects, data management, and analysis designed and developed by the team.