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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Loring's Terrestrial Globe, 1833

A Chrome tab extension has been developed by DLSS' own Jack Reed, so now you can view the current date and time with a map from the David Rumsey Map Collection.

Random maps from the Rumsey Collection will be pulled in every time you open a new tab. A great way for anyone to explore the collection!

IT Open House 2015 logo

This year's IT Open House, "What's in IT for U?", will be held October 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Tresidder Oak Lounge and Meeting Rooms.

This annual event is a chance for Stanford University faculty, staff, and students to meet face-to-face under one roof with people who provide and support Stanford's IT infrastructure and services. Also at hand are many of the university's key third-party vendors and industry partners, who also help sponsor the event.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Over the next several weeks, there will be two major (and related) changes to public printing and copying in the Stanford Libraries driven by changes that the office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) is implementing to create a more streamlined, efficient, and robust printing and copying service.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lockss logo

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".