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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Chris Bourg

Chris Bourg, Stanford's Assistant University Librarian for Public Services, has recently given an important keynote address titled "Beyond Measure: Valuing Libraries" at The Acquisitions Institute 2013. (Chris will also soon be traveling to Penn State University to deliver a lecture on the same topic.)

Chris understands the term "valuing" in multiple ways, not only as the enduring value of libraries to our culture — perhaps questioned by a few short-sighted people, but generally acknowledged. More important for Chris are two other distinct meanings of "valuing": the expression of the core values of librarianship as a profession, and the important task of evaluating — that is, assessing — the impact and cultural value of particular libraries.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"The New York Times" recently published an article on how advances in technology are providing new research tools, transforming the way scholars conduct their research, and in turn how this transformation is affecting historical archives.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Press Release: 1 May 2013

The Royal College of General Practitioners and HighWire Press are pleased to announce a strategic agreement to develop and host the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) on the HighWire Open Platform.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Speed? Poster
by Glynn Edwards

We are excited to report that "Capturing and Processing Born-Digital Files in the STOP AIDS Project Records: A Case Study" has just been published in the Journal of Western Archives (2013) and is available online.

In September 2012, the Manuscripts Division of the Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives completed a one-year National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)-funded project to process the records of the STOP AIDS Project, an HIV prevention non-profit organization in San Francisco, California.

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