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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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The Boston Globe featured the LOCKSS program in a recent article: “What was once a race to rescue information from going-extinct media (think of old files trapped on floppy disks) has morphed into a mounting need to copy and curate massive troves of data, says Dr. David Rosenthal, the founder of a library-led digital preservation network run out of the Stanford University Libraries.

Digital information decays over time and files grow corrupt from ‘bit rot,’ which Rosenthal says is best fended off by creating copies of data in multiple virtual and physical locations.”

Read: "The race to preserve disappearing data".

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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by Betsy Shelton

This summer, give yourself a restorative break in your day. Join us for yoga classes in Green Library. Both classes are paced slowly, great for beginners.

Instructors also offer modifications of each pose for more advanced students. Classes are held in the IC Classroom, IC 166. Bring a yoga mat.

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SUL has the following new positions this week:
   
Lead Content Tester, Library Specialist 3 (#67105)
   
Serials Receiving Specialist, Library Specialist 2 (#67079)

Shipper/Receiver (#67074)

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

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Stanford Libraries' very own University Librarian Michael Keller has been named this year's Cuthbertson Award winner and will receive the award on Sunday, June 14, at the 124th Commencement Ceremony.

See the message from Michael A. Keller regarding the Cuthbertson Award.

Mike was featured in the June 10th issue of the Stanford Report:

He was honored "for 22 years of exceptional creativity and strong leadership of Stanford University Libraries, bringing it into the digital age and developing it into one of the premier facilities in the world."

The award commended Keller "for pioneering new paths as the director of Academic Information Resources, while continuing to develop the libraries' superb collections," and "for his clear commitment to scholarly publishing, exemplified in his founding of HighWire Press and ongoing support of Stanford University Press."

He was honored "for understanding the hybrid nature of today's university research libraries, overseeing the transition to technologically state-of-the-art resources where feasible, while ensuring the availability of works unlikely to be digitized in the near future," and "for his innovative and collaborative support of Academic Computing and undergraduate teaching programs."

Keller was commended "for keeping the university's mission and the needs of Stanford's faculty, graduate students and undergraduates first and foremost in mind."

Reprinted in part from Stanford's 2015 Cuthbertson, Dinkelspiel and Gores awards honor librarian, faculty and PhD students in the June 10th issue of the Stanford Report.

Congratulations, Mike!

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