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Celebrating Preservation Week 2020: The Foundation

April 28, 2020
by Annie Matthys

Welcome to Preservation Week 2020 (April 26th - May 2nd), a milestone for the event (an initiative of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services), as this is its 10th year!  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are - physically - separated from one another and the collections of our institution(s), so our method of celebration may take a different - completely online - form, but the goal remains the same: to work toward preservation awareness for our colleagues, patrons, and beyond. And since working from home has allowed us to explore and take advantage of online professional development opportunities and resources to a much larger extent, what better time than now to build a solid foundation of preservation knowledge?

Glynn, Sally, Christy, Alyssa, Gurudarshan, David, Franz, Ann, Annie, Brian, and Laura

Special Collections in Redwood City pivots to digital projects during COVID-19 shelter-in-place

In the beginning of March, managers at Stanford Libraries began talking about working remotely and decided to set up shifts in each department – half working two weeks on site and half two weeks remotely. By the 6th of March the teams for our Collection Services group out in Redwood City were assembled, and the first group – Aries – stayed home for their first week. The Libraries were only one week into that first shift, when the state of California and Stanford decided that everyone should shelter at home starting on the 16th. The Aries team was taken off guard - we all were. Although we had discussed and lined up remote projects, not everyone had taken their computer and ergonomic equipment home with them. A few of us went in to grab equipment (desktop computers, monitors, etc.) and forgotten items (like reading glasses!) and drove around making deliveries – not everyone in the Bay Area drives a car! 

 A scientist in the Dekas lab enters information into a lab notebook.

Ten tips to better data while you shelter in place

April 22, 2020
by Amy E. Hodge

Science can be hard on even the best of days. I remember. But when you can't get to your lab, it's much more challenging to be productive. I've assembled 10 tips on ways you can be productive and help the future you do better, more efficient science once you're able to get back to the lab.

Pick one tip from the list below that seems the most doable or the most critical for your work and get started on it this week. When you have that under control, move on to another!  

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