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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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In “The quest to save today’s gaming history from being lost forever: Changes in digital distribution, rights management increasingly make preservation tough” (ars technica, June 2, 2015), Henry Lowood, curator for the History of Science & Technology Collections and Film & Media Collections in the Stanford University Libraries, said: "If you want to know how the game was played in 2014, you will need documentation about how the game was played in 2014. Having the game available to you in 2064 so that you can play it yourself won't tell you anything about that. It just tells you how you, 50 years later in a completely different environment, will play that game.

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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.

Stanford Quad corner and column

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.