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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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REDWOOD CITY, CA - HighWire Press, Inc. announced today that it is consolidating the business development and publisher relations teams into a comprehensive publisher services organization led by Louise Page.

Integrating these two business groups extends HighWire's focus of building world class strategic relationships with scholarly publishers and the scholarly publishing community. Under Louise's leadership, the new market-facing team will draw on HighWire's core strengths, enabling them to innovate with greater speed and organizational efficiency in the constantly evolving field of digital publishing.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SLAC physicist Paul Kunz in 1998 with the first U.S. Web server, a NeXT computer.
by Gabrielle Karampelas

Stanford, Calif.—Some of the earliest pages from the World Wide Web have been restored and are once again browsable, providing a glimpse of how the Web once operated. Stanford Libraries has made these pages available with Stanford Wayback, a customized version of an open source platform that enables long-term access to archived web assets.

The first website featured in Stanford Wayback is the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory site. Originally created in 1991, the SLAC site is the earliest known website in the United States.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Leopoldo Cicognara
by Alissa Hafele

In 1824 Conte Leopoldo Cicognara (1767-1834), a poet, amateur artist and a founding father of the discipline of art history, sold his collection of over 5,000 volumes on the subjects of art, architecture, and classical archaeology to the Vatican Library. This collection, the largest in the field at the time, brings together volumes dating from the beginning of printing to Cicognara’s time that include engravings, instructions on drawing and painting, books and pamphlets on museums and private collections, sale catalogs, and much more.

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SUL has the following new position this week:

Data Control Specialist, Metadata, Stanford University Library (#64754)

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

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