The Archive of Recorded Sound with support from the Monterey Jazz Festival has just released the full run of the Monterey Jazz Festival programs and posters to Searchworks, and better yet, they are world accessible.
The Stanford Science and Engineering Libraries and the Lane Medical Library are happy to announce Gear Up for Research Communication! Join us for this minisymposium on April 8th and learn how to amplify your impact as a researcher.
This is a typical but nonetheless remarkable example of an album amicorum or stammbuch, a book of friends or autograph book. Primarily intended to record friendships, these manuscripts also collected commonplace and unusual quotations from literature, especially poetry.
This is my third guest blog post for Stanford Libraries’ Digital Library Blog at the invitation of Cathy Aster, a Product and Service Manager in Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS) at Stanford University, who was my assigned Conversation Partner in the inaugural 2019 cohort of the Authenticity Project organized by CLIR/DLF and the HBCU Library Alliance.
Winston Churchill began his BBC Radio broadcast on Ocrtober 1st, 1939 by declaring: “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key.”* Scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out what he thought the key was, but in the meantime, Stanford Libraries provide access to a wide array of online resources to help students and researchers find their own keys to the conundrum of a country that is still very much in the news. Here are just a few of my favorites:
Recently, at the Archive of Recorded Sound we have had discussions with many students about finding more than just the expected in Searchworks. In this case digitized archival sound recordings. Many of the sound recordings we work to preserve and provide access to are available streaming to the Stanford community and a few are even available to anyone interested in the world. Following are two video tutorials on how to filter search results to streaming archival sound recordings in Searchworks.
Technical reports are a form of the “grey literature” which is extremely important for researchers in a variety of fields. While most technical reports aren’t strictly “academic work”, they often contain valuable information for researchers. Finding technical reports can be tricky, and there are no real standards for how they can be accessed. Nonetheless, we have a few suggestions for you!