Earlier this year, Tom Cramer, SUL's Chief Technology Strategist, and James Simon, DLSS Systems Architect, presented at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) spring 2013 member meeting. CNI is an organization made up of members from 200 institutions focused on digital information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. Their presentation, The Digital Preservation Network: A Report and Discussion on DPN’s Emerging Architecture, System Protocol & Service Model, is now available on CNI's video channels.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
We're happy to announce that SUL's Humanities Digital Information Service (HDIS), part of the Digital Initiatives Group, is being renamed "Humanities Text Services" and rebranded as "hText" (in place of the customary, but often opaque, acronym). To further clarify our particular suite of services, in many contexts we will also use a three-pronged subtitle: "Digital Humanities Consulting * Research * Resources."
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
SUL Advisory Council member Dame Lynne Brindley stepped down from her role as head of The British Library last year. A festschrift has recently been publsihed in her honor, that includes a short piece from University Librarian Michael Keller. You'll find the entire publication online here:
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
When Chris and I created this internship we reviewed literature about similar internships. We discussed mission and vision statements. We discussed objectives and measures of success. After meeting with Dr. Judith Ned, we ultimately decided to focus on one overarching goal. We wanted to make sure these 1st Generation students left our internship "Lovin' Libraries!"
To that end, we planned activities to make them comfortable with library resources at Stanford and at their schools. We planned activities to help them realize the vast support resources available on campus. We planned activities to allow employees to get acquainted with them and to build relationships.
Sadly, three interns (Samantha Castaneda, Joseph Thornton, and Ivory Brown) have already left. Luckily, we still have four interns (Heyab Chocol, Mia Kirkendoll, Abraham Tewolde, and Jazmin Contreras) until the end of this week.
As the internship drew to a close, we realized that we needed more time to spend getting to know the interns individually. We tried to remedy this with a few lunches for smaller groups before their last week. August 16th seemed so far away when they began working on June 3rd. Unfortunately, time flies when you're having fun.