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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Topographical Map of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity, G.M. Wheeler, 1883. David Rumsey Map Collection, Stanford Libraries.

On June 15, Salim Mohammed, Stanford's rare map curator and David Rumsey was featured on KQED's Forum with Michael Krasney. Salim and David spoke about the unique and varied map collection at the David Rumsey Map Center, the benefits of exploring both the physical and digital map collection, and "how digitizing maps make them even more relevant today."

See: Stanford Opens Massive Digital Map Archive to Public.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

When We Are No More poster image

In March, Abby Smith Rumsey addressed an audience in Green Library’s Bender Room about her newly published When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future. Rumsey’s latest article, “The Risk of Digital Oblivion: What knowledge should we save?” which appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, asserts: “We live in a technology-dependent world of our own making. The moral responsibility for how we preserve knowledge is greater now than ever before, with more at stake.”

Monday, May 2, 2016

Yewno logo

SUL is participating in beta testing for Yewno, a conceptual search tool that displays paths of information for you to navigate along your research journey.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Painted Green Library Bing Wing stairwell leading up to the David Rumsey Map Center.

"One of the World's Great Map Collections," a quote taken in part from the title of an article published by National Geographic on the newly opened David Rumsey Map Center.

"The new David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University feels like a secret clubhouse for map lovers. To get there, you pass through a nondescript door in the library and climb two flights of stairs. But it’s not just any stairwell: The walls are painted floor to ceiling with colorful maps.

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