Frank Ferko is leaving Stanford Libraries to accept the position of Music Metadata Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley working in the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library. Frank leaves a significant legacy of accomplishment at Stanford Libraries. Frank accepted the position of Sound Archives Librarian in August 2016. During the past two and a half years, Frank met with numerous classes to introduce them to the many special collections and recordings in the Archive and handled hundreds of reference questions from researchers all over the world.
The East Asia Library has recently obtained access to two new databases: a collection of Chinese Communist Party documents in English translation, and a database of funerary inscriptions from the Song dynasty.
Arthur Tress. "Boy in flood dream, NY" (1971)
Gelatin silver print, 10" x 10.5"
Copyright Arthur Tress
Mark Ruwedel. “San Diego and Arizona Eastern #7” (2007)
Archival inkjet print, 30” x 40”
Copyright Mark Ruwedel
Cathy Aster has been selected as a Conversation Partner for the IMLS-funded Authenticity Project. In a collaboration by the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Library Alliance and the Digital Library Federation, the mentoring and professional development program provides opportunities for staff at HBCUs and predominantly white institutions (PWIs) to foster connections and build information exchanges using a project-based focus. The goal of the Authenticity Project is “to create a more diverse, inclusive, collaborative and cohesive next-generation digital library workforce, ready to work across types of institutions in building infrastructure of various kinds (social and technological) in service to a wide array of communities.”
Please read our blog post "Update for Stanford Mendeley Institutional users" for an update on the situation.
Our current Stanford Mendeley Institutional subscription expires on June 30th, 2019, and we have been advised by Elsevier against renewal. We find ourselves in the unhappy position of having to announce that we will no longer offer Mendeley Institutional after June 30th.
I am delighted to announce a new role for Katie Keller as Associate Librarian at the Bowes Art & Architecture Library, effective April 1.
Arthur Tress and Peter Blank (June 2018)