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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

Monday, September 12, 2016

Margarita Nafpaktitis, new SUL Slavic and East European curator
by Sarah Sussman

We are excited to welcome Margarita Nafpaktitis to SUL as Curator for the Slavic and East European Collections. Her first day in the library is Tuesday, Sept. 12.  Margarita comes to Stanford from UCLA, where she has been Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies, Librarian for Linguistics, and Research Library Instruction Coordinator (2011-2016) and Interim Western European Studies Librarian (2015-2016). Prior to beginning her position at UCLA, she was an Assistant Professor of Slavic and East European Studies at the University of Virginia (2004-2011). 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

2016 Saroyan Prize Winners

The Libraries' Communications and Development Office publishes issues of ReMix: The Stanford University Libraries Newsletter, a monthly newsletter created to inform readers about distinctive aspects of SUL including its collections and services, media coverage about SUL, and campus events of possible interest.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

SUL’s Assistant Curator for Estonian and Baltic Studies, Liisi Esse, defended her doctoral thesis on August 24 at the University of Tartu, Estonia.

Liisi’s thesis is titled “Estonian soldiers in the First World War: the war experience and its postwar meaning.” It is the first attempt to comprehensively explore and analyze the collective component of the war experiences of Estonian soldiers who served in the Russian Army during WWI, and the postwar, often long-lasting traces of these experiences. Below is a brief summary of her thesis.

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