Author Rebecca Solnit published “An Island Is Anything Surrounded By Difference: Thoughts on Maps and History” on the website of the The Bill Lane Center for the American West, where she was a visiting researcher in the Winter and Spring of 2013, exploring Stanford's newly acquired collection of historic maps that curiously depict California as an island off the West coast of North America.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
In an article in Library Journal discussing controversial video games such as the recently released Grand Theft Auto V, the Stanford Libraries’ curator of the history of science, technology, film and media, Henry Lowood, was interviewed at length about the complexity of long-term preservation of video games and their iterations: "Digital games, as software, are a form of multimedia, and almost every other [digital] media you can imagine is embedded in games—there are movies, music, there's text here and there, animation.
Friday, December 6, 2013
The Archive of Recorded Sound has recently finished processing the William C. Lynch Dennis Brain Collection. This collection is believed to be the largest of its kind in North America, if not the most comprehensive and organized collection of recorded music relating to the British horn player Dennis Brain (1921-1957), anywhere in the world. A full itemized finding aid for the collection is now available online.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Check out the soft launch of the Cubberley Historical Curriculum Resource Collection database. These are materials written mostly for teachers by national, state and local boards/departments of education, as well as other groups devoted to improving instruction.