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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Kindred Britain is a Stanford Libraries-based project in digital humanities. In “Small Town Noir, and Four Other Astonishing Digital History Sites We Loved in 2013” (The Vault, the history blog of Slate), Rebecca Onion stated: “The Kindred Britain project takes records of 30,000 notable people of British descent, living across 1,500 years of history, and lets you visualize how they’re related—by blood, by shared historical time, or by geography.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Books in Green

Collectors, bibliophiles, and of course librarians are eagerly awaiting the annual antiquarian book fairs in February. This year, the San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print, and Paper Fair takes place on February 1-2 at a new location, the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Lane Reading Room
by Mimi Calter

As most staff already know, to protect our patrons' privacy and ensure their quiet enjoyment of our library spaces, photography is prohibited within library buildings without the express written permission of the University Librarian.

Permission request forms are now readily available to anyone seeking permission to photograph through the library website:

http://library.stanford.edu/using/special-policies/photography-sul-buildings

Request forms will continue to be available in the Director's Office as well.

Friday, December 20, 2013

by Gabrielle Karampelas

FOR RELEASE:
Contacts: Gabrielle Karampelas: gkaram@stanford.edu | 650.492.9855

Collaborative Project to Improve Access to Scholarly Information Awarded $1M Mellon Grant

The sea of information available to scholars and researchers can seem impossibly vast. But, with the help of a new grant, Cornell University Library, in collaboration with the Harvard Library Innovation Lab and Stanford University Libraries, aims to make that sea easier to navigate.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a nearly $1 million, two-year grant to Cornell to support an investigation using Linked Data and the Semantic Web to improve discovery and access of scholarly information by the three libraries.

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