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Friday, May 30, 2014

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by Gabrielle Karampelas

Stanford, CA - May 30, 2014 -- HighWire Press, a technology service provider to influential scholarly publishers and an auxiliary unit of Stanford University Libraries, announced today it has received a significant equity investment to support its strategic growth from Accel-KKR, a leading technology-focused private equity firm. The new partnership enables HighWire to further its investment in strategic initiatives and digital innovations in Internet-based publishing.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Concierge Keys

The Library Concierge Program is sponsoring tours for the week of June 2, 2014.
We have created sign-ups for the tours on the Coursework project site so the tour leaders will know how many to expect for each tour.  There are limited sign-ups for each tour. Please sign up as soon as possible to secure your favorite spot.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Stanford Daily reported that 110 faculty and graduate students submitted a petition asking the Libraries to develop and implement a book and document delivery service to departmental offices. Assistant Professors of History Jennifer Burns and Mikael Wolfe, who co-authored the petition, were invited to present and explain their request to the Faculty Senate Committee on Libraries and the idea is being considered for feasibility and funding.

http://www.stanforddaily.com/2014/05/07/petition-for-book-delivery-service-racks-up-signatures-from-faculty-and-students/

Book cover: Franco Moretti, "Distant Reading"

Salon interviewed Stanford professor Franco Moretti, whose Distant Reading (2013) recently won the National Book Critics Circle award for criticism: “As a literary critic who says he aims to study books without actually reading them, Franco Moretti has positioned himself as an iconoclast."

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