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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/

 

The Book Haven, a blog by our colleague Cynthia Haven, reviewed the lecture in Green Library on November 12 by independent scholar Chet Van Duzer, who discussed his latest book, Seeing the World Anew: The Radical Vision of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 & 1516 World Maps(Library of Congress and Levenger Press, 2012).  The 1507 publication was the first map to use the name “America.”

http://bookhaven.stanford.edu/2012/11/americas-birth-certificate/

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.

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