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Friday, April 22, 2016

Stanford Libraries leads collaborative grant to leverage linked data for enhanced access to information

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Stanford a $1.5 million grant to support library initiatives that develop and advance the use of linked open data. Stanford Libraries will coordinate a team representing Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Library of Congress and Princeton to upgrade the current infrastructure libraries use to create, store, and share bibliographic data.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Cardinal Walk 2016 flyer

We’re partnering with Stanford 125 to celebrate Stanford’s 125th anniversary at the 10th Annual Cardinal Walk on Friday, May 13! Come to the Stanford Stadium starting at 11:00 a.m. for:

  • Free Cardinal Walk T-shirt
  • Music
  • Light refreshments
  • Fun activities
  • 12.5% discount coupon to the Stanford bookstore

The 1.25 mile walk will begin at 12:00 p.m.

Painted Green Library Bing Wing stairwell leading up to the David Rumsey Map Center.

"One of the World's Great Map Collections," a quote taken in part from the title of an article published by National Geographic on the newly opened David Rumsey Map Center.

"The new David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University feels like a secret clubhouse for map lovers. To get there, you pass through a nondescript door in the library and climb two flights of stairs. But it’s not just any stairwell: The walls are painted floor to ceiling with colorful maps.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Kären Wigen - Frances and Charles Field Professor in History

Stanford faculty provide insight into the great value, purpose, and impact the David Rumsey Map Center will have on the Stanford community and around the world.

Kären Wigen - Frances and Charles Field Professor in History
David Rumsey’s remarkable map collection will be a very visible jewel in the Stanford Libraries’ crown. An archive of this scope, caliber, and renown is a rare windfall for any university’s special collections. Read more...

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