I had the pleasure of attending the recent open house held at Academy Hall on Stanford's Redwood City campus, which houses the Media Preservation Lab, Conservation Services, and much of the Department of Special Collections. Here are some things that caught my eye:
Engineers don’t just design things, they also need to build and sell them! This week, Linnea Shieh from the Terman Engineering Library gives us a tour of databases that focus on markets and finance for entrepreneurial engineers and their companies.
Stanford University Libraries invites archives, library, and technology workers and those in related fields to self-nominate as participants for Lighting the Way: A National Forum on Archival Discovery and Delivery, funded by IMLS grant LG-35-19-0012-19. The forum event will take place over two and a half at Stanford University in Stanford, California from February 10-12, 2020, with approximately 50 participants. Grant funds will allow us to fund partial to full travel costs, meals during the event, and lodging for most participants.
The initial call for participation will be open from November 13 to December 15, 2019. The application form requests information about you, your responsibilities, and your work related to focus of the project. Our project team will be reviewing the nominations on a rolling basis, and will respond no later than January 10, 2020. Information gathered in the application form will be used to select participants for the Forum, to inform Forum planning, and to identify opportunities for the project team to follow up with you. Your responses will not be shared beyond the project team and its participant advisors.
Databases of the week - Accelerate your research by using xSearch, Funding Resources, and Chemical Safety search
One challenge that researchers face is where to look for information. Google Scholar is popular but doesn’t include the wide array of resources licensed by the Stanford Libraries. Google Scholar (GS) search results are also limited by the last time GS crawled a website. Current students, faculty, and staff at Stanford are able to use three customized collections of databases to find needed information. Developed by the Stanford Libraries and Deep Web Technologies, these databases are grouped by subject categories and multiple subject categories can be searched at one time. Up to 100 citations are available from each database and the information is retrieved in real-time.
Welcome to the Fall 2019 Digital Library Services Newsletter, prepared by the Product and Service Management team! This newsletter includes contributions from: Cathy Aster, Hannah Frost, Dinah Handel, Andrew Berger, and Michael Olson.
Save the date - Lighting the Way: A National Forum on Archival Discovery and Delivery, February 10-12, 2020
Lighting the Way: A National Forum on Archival Discovery and Delivery
Monday, February 10 to Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Stanford University, Stanford, California
Call for participation opens November 13, 2019
Our wonderful friend and colleague, Paul Zarins, has retired after 24 years at the Stanford Libraries. Many of us have worked with Paul in his role as Digital Collections Librarian. In that role, Paul singlehandedly developed a framework for licensing electronic resources that is of enormous benefit at SUL and across the Stanford community.