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Projects & innovations

As a modern research library, SUL takes on transformative ventures, many of which will change the very nature of libraries. These projects involve innovative partnerships with peer libraries and companies worldwide and range from augmenting our existing strengths to improving search and academic collaboration with new technologies. Explore these initiatives here.

LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) provides libraries with digital preservation tools to easily and inexpensively collect and preserve their own copies of authorized e-content.
The Stanford Geospatial Center has created this site to help people analyze the data related to the mass shootings in the United States over the past few decades.
The Stanford Media Preservation Lab (SMPL) serves to preserve and enhance access to original sound and moving image collection materials held by Stanford University Libraries.
The organization is focused on sharing open computing solutions and best practices
The Preserving Virtual Worlds project explores methods for preserving digital games and interactive fiction.
Creating a digital repository and online research environment supporting research on automotive history
Stanford’s Silicon Valley Archives identify, preserve, and make the documentary record of science and technology available to students, scholars, and the general public.
Spotlights in the Centre Ceramique, Maastricht
Spotlight is an application that extends the repository ecosystem by providing a means for institutions to reuse digital content in easy-to-produce, attractive, and scholarly-oriented websites.