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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

by Gabrielle Karampelas

Corpus Christi College and Stanford University Libraries begin development on Parker on the Web 2.0, which will offer new functionality and improved user experience.

14 July 2015Parker on the Web has become one of the leading digital medieval manuscript sites since 2005, when an early prototype was first demonstrated.  Now, ten years after the prototype, and six years after the release of the first production version, work has begun on Parker on the Web 2.0. 

The most visible changes will involve an entirely restyled website, access optimized for mobile devices as well as fixed-location computing, and full compatibility with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF).  At the same time, important changes will be made to the business model, which will no longer require an institutional site license for comprehensive access when Parker 2.0 is launched in January 2018.   

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Stanford Quad corner and column

SUL has the following new positions this week:
User Experience Designer (#67491)

Acquisitions Editor, History (#67436)

Security & Storage Systems Administrator (#67481)

Administrative Associate (#67479)

For a complete description of open positions within SUL, go to the Stanford Library Jobs page.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

by Gabrielle Karampelas

The privacy and access challenges of archives containing electronic communications of enduring historical value are addressed in the Libraries’ latest release of ePADD.

Despite rapid growth of email use since its inception 40 years ago, and the increasing presence of email within research collections, the vast majority of email archives of modern historical figures remain inaccessible to researchers. Repositories that seek to make email content available for research face significant copyright and privacy issues and can be daunted by the sheer volume of email transferred.

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HighWire Press, Inc., the leading technology platform and strategic partner to influential scholarly publishers and societies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Newsham as Director of Business Development, North America.

Wendy joins the team eager to drive new business through strategic marketing and business development channels. She has worked in publishing for over 25 years and has been thoroughly involved in all aspects of the publishing process - from manuscript submission and tracking, through content production, to manufacturing and distribution - serving association and society publishers, as well as commercial publishers and university presses.