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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

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

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"This month, Stanford University Libraries established the first academic, university-based Bahá'í collection in the United States. The donation of one of the most extensive Bahá'í libraries in private hands preserves a history that might otherwise be lost."

"The collection includes more than 1,000 books, letters, photographs and rare, out-of-print early Bahá'í publications from around the world, as well as other archival materials and papers."

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Stanford University Libraries has recently acquired San Francisco's New Langton Arts archive. A recent article published in the Dish highlights a bit of history behind San Francisco's New Langton Arts, as well as some collection highlights.

To read the article, Libraries’ acquisition adds to holdings on Bay Area art scene, written by Cynthia Haven, see the October 30th, issue of the Dish.

 

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