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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SUL Rosette

In Emerging Collaborations for Accessing and Preserving Email, written by Chris Prom, Assistant University Archivist and Professor, University of Illinois for the Library of Congress website, a Stanford Libraries technology was one of several featured: "One of the most exciting presentations was provided by Peter Chan and Glynn Edwards from Stanford University."

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Photo of Lathrop Library

One of the news features in today's Stanford Report highlights the newly renovated Lathrop Library. The report details the many new amenities of the library, including its vast amount of space, which has allowed for more resources readily available from the East Asia Library, more open and closed study areas, event spaces, and classrooms. The article also boasts of Lathrop's state-of-the-art classroom and state-of-the-art technology throughout.

See Stanford's new Lathrop Library ready for Sept. 15 opening.

 

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.

Monday, August 25, 2014

by Catherine M. Tierney

I am delighted to announce Richenda Brim will be joining SUL as the Head of the Preservation Department.

Ms. Brim comes to us from the Getty Research Institute where she has served as Librarian for Research and Special Projects since June 2009. In this capacity she has planned major collection moves, renovated collection storage spaces, and managed the digitization of rare book collections. Previous to that she was Head of Collection Maintenance where she oversaw bindery services, shelf preparation and repair for core collection materials. In both positions she has worked on updating disaster plans and developing business continuity strategies for the GRI. This is not her first time in the San Francisco Bay Area as early in her career she worked at UCSF as a Circulation Assistant and then Senior Book Mender.

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