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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Author Rebecca Solnit published “An Island Is Anything Surrounded By Difference: Thoughts on Maps and History” on the website of the The Bill Lane Center for the American West, where she was a visiting researcher in the Winter and Spring of 2013, exploring Stanford's newly acquired collection of historic maps that curiously depict California as an island off the West coast of North America.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hopkins Marine Station with snow on the mountains in the background

The Stanford Libraries will be operating on a reduced schedule during Winter Intersession and during the Stanford University Winter Closure period.

Closures and reduced library hours for:
Winter Intersession, December 15-21, 2013
Week of December 22-28, 2013
Week of December 29, 2013-January 4, 2014

A few libraries will be open reduced hours on January 5. All libraries will resume regular hours on January 6. See week of January 5-11, 2014 for details.

If you will be away from campus during the holiday period, remember to set up your browser for off-campus access to library resources.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

In an article in Library Journal discussing controversial video games such as the recently released Grand Theft Auto V, the Stanford Libraries’ curator of the history of science, technology, film and media, Henry Lowood, was interviewed at length about the complexity of long-term preservation of video games and their iterations: "Digital games, as software, are a form of multimedia, and almost every other [digital] media you can imagine is embedded in games—there are movies, music, there's text here and there, animation.

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