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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Stanford Quad corner and column

SUL has the following new position this week:
Electronic Resources Librarian (#67278)

For a complete description of open positions within SUL, go to the Stanford Library Jobs page.

SUL Rosette

The SUL News and Blogs email announcement will be on a reduced schedule for the summer. Beginning next week, the email announcement will be sent every other week. Articles submitted to the News site will still be moderated/published as they come in and will be available usually within one working day after submission.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Japanese souvenir print (dated 1879) collected by the East Asia Library Special Collection. The title is Jōshū Kusatsu onsenzu narabini hakkei.
by Jidong Yang

On July 1-2, 2015, the East Asia Library of Stanford University Libraries will host an international academic conference titled Beyond the Book: A Conference on Unique and Rare Primary Sources for East Asian Studies Collected in North America. The conference will bring librarians, archivists, and scholars from all over North America to present research papers on less-known materials, mostly in non-book formats. It is our hope that the conference will draw scholarly attention to those scattered, yet valuable, resources for East Asian Studies.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Founding members of the IIIF-C

Global consortium forms to standardize and improve sharing and displaying of image-based scholarly resources on the web

Leaders from eleven research libraries, national libraries, and nonprofit image repositories met at Oxford University to form the International Image Interoperability Framework Consortium.

Access to image-based resources is fundamental to research, scholarship and the transmission of cultural knowledge. Until now, much of the Internet’s image-based resources have been locked up in silos, with access restricted to custom-built applications. The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) supports uniform display of images of books, maps, scrolls, manuscripts, musical scores and archival material from participating institutions for display, manipulation, measurement and annotation by scholars and students working individually or in groups around the world.