From the Stanford Report, “Stanford doctoral candidate Adrienne Rose Johnson says contemporary diet advice idealizes lifestyles of the past in ways that contribute to global health problems. Johnson's study is the first academic analysis of diet literature.” In 2013, Johnson’s essay entitled "Collecting the Commonplace: The Promises of American Diet Literature" was awarded one of the Byra J. and William P. Wreden Prizes for Collecting Books and Related Materials, administered by the Stanford Libraries.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Julie Sweetkind-Singer, assistant director of Geospatial, Cartographic and Scientific Data & Services and head of the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections, published a convenient list of maps digitized and made available online by the Stanford Libraries. The same resources were discussed in her recent talks at the 2016 Miami International Map Fair and at San Francisco's Roxburghe Club.
Topic Guide: Maps to the Masses
Julie's Miami Map Fair talk: Maps to the Masses: Content, Creation and Dissemination at Stanford
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
James R. Jacobs, U.S. Government Information Librarian, has recently contributed a chapter to a forthcoming volume titled Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits (Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2016). Coauthored with James A. Jacobs, James' contribution, "Beyond LMGTFY*: Access to Government Information in a networked world," examines the challenges faced by users and librarians as they seek digital access (especially over the long term) to government information. As the publisher notes, the edited volume is the "first book in years to explore trends and issues for researchers and organizations that rely on U.S. public information."