November 15, 2017

ReMix: Stanford Libraries Newsletter | October 2017

October ReMix
 
 
 H. J. Meyer, 1840. Stanford Libraries Department of Special Collections. Image courtesy Astrid Johannah Smith/Stanford Libraries.

An open house in Special Collections featured some of the miniature books and materials from the Germanic collections at Stanford Libraries. Curator Kathleen M. Smith said, “...the small scale that defines them can also be used to criticize them as mere novelty items…. The works on display challenge such assumptions about miniature books: these items were created not only to demonstrate their maker’s skill, but also to serve as prayer book or propaganda, as dictionary or dream interpreter, and even to do battle!"
 

Hannah Broderick in Green Library. Image courtesy Sonia M. Lee/Stanford Libraries.

Stanford Daily columnist, Hannah Broderick, ’18, muses about her experiences in libraries, past and present, including her current part-time job in the Bowes Art & Architecture Library.
 

Vicky Reich & David Rosenthal of Stanford's LOCKSS program.
 
Victoria (Vicky) Reich and Dr. David S.H. Rosenthal, founders of Stanford’s LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) Program are stepping down from the organization they founded years ago while walking among the sequoias in 1999.
 

News & Views
 
 Books as Vehicles."


Chinese Books as Vehicles ... Cine Acción ... Transcription Crowdsourcing ... Format Obsolescence ... Spaces and Societies in Paris ... and other news.
 


Calendar
 
 Pressing Business, The Forgotten History of Stanford University Press


Join us for two upcoming events! On November 13thSilicon Valley in American History with David M. Kennedy, the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, and Leslie Berlin, Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford, will feature the launch of Berlin's latest book, Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age. On November 15thPressing Business: The Forgotten History of Stanford University Press, narrated by press director Alan Harvey, will tell the lesser-told history of Stanford University Press, from its humble origins in 1892 to its myriad transformations over the course of the 20th century.

 


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