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Thursday, March 20, 2014

SPIRL Logo
by Gabrielle Karampelas

North Carolina State University Libraries’ James B. Hunt Jr. Library recognized for its signature building that leverages digital technology to foster collaboration, reflection and awe.

Entries for this year’s Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL) spanned the globe. Institutions from Germany, Japan, Korea and Spain as well as several from the U.S. competed for the international award and recognition.

Friday, March 14, 2014

We've set up trial access for a new database called VoxGov (http://voxgov.com). Please take a moment to put the database through its paces and send any feedback you have to me at jrjacobs AT stanford DOT edu by April 8, 2014.

VoxGov has a powerful search and pulls together a large swath of US federal public domain government information with social media data and displays it in a visually understandable way.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Global Game Jam

By Paul Zenke and Carlos Seligo

Last weekend, 15 Stanford students and staff members participated in the 6th annual Global Game Jam. Teams gathered around the world, at 450 independently organized locations, to design and build games from scratch in 48-hours. The theme this year was: We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

Friday, December 20, 2013

by Gabrielle Karampelas

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Contacts: Gabrielle Karampelas: gkaram@stanford.edu | 650.492.9855

Collaborative Project to Improve Access to Scholarly Information Awarded $1M Mellon Grant

The sea of information available to scholars and researchers can seem impossibly vast. But, with the help of a new grant, Cornell University Library, in collaboration with the Harvard Library Innovation Lab and Stanford University Libraries, aims to make that sea easier to navigate.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a nearly $1 million, two-year grant to Cornell to support an investigation using Linked Data and the Semantic Web to improve discovery and access of scholarly information by the three libraries.

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