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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Special Collections--Barchas Room

One of the highlights of the Stanford 125 website is its 125 Stanford Stories, which feature stories of Stanford's innovation, campus life, history and learning. For those of you who have not done so already, you may want to check out Stanford's Story No. 77. In this particular article, "John Mustain, curator of rare books at the Stanford Libraries, shares 12 of his favorite books in the Libraries’ Special Collections – and a leaf from a 13th – and explains what makes them special."

Read Stanford Today: 12 cool books in Stanford’s Green Library.


Monday, September 26, 2016

by Kathleen Smith

To commemorate the German national holiday Tag der deutschen Einheit (Day of German Unity) on Monday, October 3rd, 2016, there will be an Open House in Special Collections from 11:00AM-1:00PM featuring some of the East German items and collections at Stanford University Libraries.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Printed initial from the 1501 Etymologiae
by Kathleen Smith

If you would like to take a look at some recent acquisitions in the medieval and early modern manuscripts and printed books, please stop by the Barchas Room in Special Collections on Friday, September 30th, 2016, for an Open House between 11:00am-2:00pm.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SUL Rosette

The Library of Congress, the California Digital Library, the University of North Texas Libraries, the Internet Archive, George Washington University Libraries, Stanford University Libraries and the U.S. Government Publishing Office comprise a team racing time to archive Obama administration websites, as reported in the magazine GCN: “With the end of the Obama presidency nearing, web archivists are working to document federal government websites and social media content before they transition to the new administration on Jan. 20, 2017.”

Read: Archiving Obama administration websites for digital posterity