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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Andrew Herkovic, the Libraries’ Director of Development and Communications, stated in an interview with The Stanford Daily that the proposed demolition of Meyer Library in 2015 and the move of the majority of materials from the East Asia Library (currently in Meyer) to a renovated Graduate School of Business South building (which housed the former Jackson Business Library) is the best of possible outcomes: “I and most senior staff understand it to be a brilliant solution to a vexing and intractable space problem.”

http://www.stanforddaily.com/2012/11/14/meyer-demolition-plans-move-forward/

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A video tour of the Libraries’ digitization labs and the various types of materials – manuscripts, books, maps, born-digital resources and audiovisual content – handled there has been posted on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VJdLPora14

Stanford’s central course management system, administered by the Libraries’ Academic Computer Services (ACS) department, was the subject of a two-part series in The Stanford Daily. ACS director Rich Holeton, interviewed for the series, estimated that ninety percent of current Stanford students have used CourseWork.

Monday, November 12, 2012

High-volume book scanning lab

In October, approximately 22,000 images representing nearly 20,000 items were accessioned into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). These materials include ~ 17,000 automobile-related images from the Revs collection, 130 additional books from the Stephen J Gould collection, Beethoven scores from the Memorial Library of Music, and early twentieth century photographs of YWCA in China from the East Asia Library.

To learn more about these new additions to SDR as well as related Digital Library activities, visit the Digital Library Blog

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