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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Photo of Allen Ginsberg

Stanford Libraries' Special Collections will have several items of Allen Ginsberg's memorabilia on display Friday, July 12 at the Stanford Humanities Center, giving the public a rare opportunity to view items held in Special Collections.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Stanford Daily reported on the Libraries’ partnership with the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore to offer more than 100,000 high resolution images of its medieval manuscripts.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Catgut Acoustical Society logo

Stanford University Libraries has provided digital access to large portions of the Musical Acoustics Research Library (MARL) making available important research papers from some of the most eminent acousticians of the 20th century. The MARL collection consisting of nearly 60 linear feet of materials is dedicated to the study of all aspects of musical acoustics.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Chris Bourg

Chris Bourg, Stanford's Assistant University Librarian for Public Services, has recently given an important keynote address titled "Beyond Measure: Valuing Libraries" at The Acquisitions Institute 2013. (Chris will also soon be traveling to Penn State University to deliver a lecture on the same topic.)

Chris understands the term "valuing" in multiple ways, not only as the enduring value of libraries to our culture — perhaps questioned by a few short-sighted people, but generally acknowledged. More important for Chris are two other distinct meanings of "valuing": the expression of the core values of librarianship as a profession, and the important task of evaluating — that is, assessing — the impact and cultural value of particular libraries.

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