Did you know that you can use the Stanford Digital Repository self-deposit tool to build digital collections that are discoverable in SearchWorks? Have you ever met a SUL patron interested in depositing or accessing content preserved in SDR? Come hear how SUL staff and others around campus are using the system to build digital library collections efficiently and effectively.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
SUL has the following new positions this week:
Product Manager (#60563)
Senior Book Production Editor (#60535)
For a complete description of open positions within SUL, go to the Stanford Library Jobs page.
Monday, August 26, 2013
I know that many of us are starting to feel things speeding up as we draw nearer to the beginning of the school year, and with a new year come students with new research projects (many of which will be digital in nature). In order to better help you help your patrons, the Humanities Digital Information Service is now offering a new workshop series called <digiPrep> that is geared toward library staff, enabling them to share best practices for successful digital projects.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Using snow as a metaphor for the digital data we use to convey ideas, Tom Cramer, James L. Hilton, Sebastien Korner, and David Minor make the case for building a Digital Preservation Network (DPN) in an EDUCAUSE Review article.
"Currently in its start-up phase, DPN is building a digital preservation backbone that connects five existing (or soon to exist, in the case of APTrust) preservation-oriented repositories: the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust), Chronopolis, HathiTrust, Stanford Digital Repository (SDR), and the University of Texas Digital Repository (UTDR)... By linking the repositories and developing frameworks around audit, transport, and intellectual property management, DPN will make it possible to create "dark" copies (i.e., no end-user access) of the content across the various nodes while maintaining high confidence in the integrity and retrievability of that content."