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Thursday, November 6, 2014

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by Sonia Lee

For the third year in a row, Stanford Libraries opens nominations for the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL), a prize to recognize and celebrate innovation through programs, projects, and new or improved services that benefits users. The deadline for entries is January 16, 2015.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Books in Green Library

SFGate published a slideshow and review of Robert Dawson’s The Public Library: A Photographic Essay (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014). Dawson, an instructor of photography at San Jose State and Stanford, wrote, “In a culture that is increasingly privatized, libraries are among the last free spaces we have left. Public libraries are worth fighting for, and this book is my way of fighting.”

See the slideshow and read the review, ‘The Public Library’: a photo gallery.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

by Katie Smart

Duke University Press and HighWire Press are pleased to announce the launch of a new site for reading, searching, and sharing Duke University Press's books: Offering more than 1,600 titles and powered by the Folio eBooks solution, the site is the new home for the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection, available to libraries for purchase.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia announced that it has received a second grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand the reach of an ambitious fellowship program that is reinvigorating bibliographical studies within the humanities. In the press release, Hannah Marcus, a Stanford doctoral candidate in history and an inaugural fellow in the program, states: “My RBS courses have given me a deep understanding of how books are and were made. This informs my daily research on censorship since I’m often considering how books were destroyed. Understanding format, binding and printing – bibliography in a word – helps me to systematically notice and understand when books have been altered by censors.”  Marcus co-curated with John Mustain the recent “Writing in Books” exhibition in Green Library.