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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Special Collections--Barchas Room

One of the highlights of the Stanford 125 website is its 125 Stanford Stories, which feature stories of Stanford's innovation, campus life, history and learning. For those of you who have not done so already, you may want to check out Stanford's Story No. 77. In this particular article, "John Mustain, curator of rare books at the Stanford Libraries, shares 12 of his favorite books in the Libraries’ Special Collections – and a leaf from a 13th – and explains what makes them special."

Read Stanford Today: 12 cool books in Stanford’s Green Library.

 

Karen Rondestvedt

Karen Rondestvedt, who retired as Slavic and East European Studies curator in March 2015, is now about to embark on her second retirement.

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). 

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