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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Have you visited the SUL Events and Exhibits web page lately? The Libraries have many events scheduled for October, beginning with four items scheduled for today, a Mendeley for Researchers workshop, the East Asia Library Grand Opening, an xSearch workshop offered by Swain Library, and Movements for Change exibit in Green Library.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Printer's Workshop"

The Libraries announced the Byra J. and William P. Wreden Prize for Collecting Books and Related Materials, open to full-time students enrolled in a Stanford undergraduate or graduate degree program. The Wreden Prize is offered every two years and in this cycle has an application deadline of January 31, 2015.

See The Byra J. and William P. Wreden Prize for Collecting Books and Related Materials website for information about eligibility guidelines, and to read essays of past winners.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hoover Website
by Lisa Miller

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are pleased to announce the launch of their new and updated website (http://www.hoover.org/library-archives). Offering more than one hundred pages of new content, the website better enables visitors to discover the six thousand archival collections and nearly one million library volumes held at Hoover.  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"It’s hard for scientists to do the cool things their colleagues are excited about without basic computing skills, and impossible for them to know what other new things are possible. Our ambition is to change that: not just to make scientists more productive today, but to allow them to be part of the changes that are transforming science in front of our eyes." ("Software Carpentry: lessons learned" in F1000 Research).

"We couldn't agree more with these words from Greg Wilson, founder of Software Carpentry (SWC)."

Which is why the Data Management Services group has expanded from hosting its first SWC bootcamp back in January to hosting three more bootcamps this summer. Nearly 100 graduate students, post-docs, and other researchers and instructors attended one of our summer bootcamp events, which were held in conjunction with specific campus groups: the Department of Biophysics, the Stanford Biosciences Student Association, and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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