The Society of American Archivists has established October 2nd as #AskAnArchivist Day, focused on outreach through answering questions posted to Twitter with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist. The Lighting the Way project team sees this a great opportunity to reach out to the archives and special collections community around starting to think about the big questions facing our project.
A self-assembled Stanford Libraries working group has recently revised the Stanford Libraries Code of Conduct, especially as it relates to conferences and events we host and attend. Group members included Amy Hodge, Cathy Aster, Glynn Edwards, Mark Matienzo, and Mike Giarlo.
Guest post co-authored by Christian Brickhouse, Ph.D. student in the Department of Linguistics.
Please join us on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 14, 2019, in El Centro Chicano (at the front of Old Union, on the Stanford campus), between 10am and 4pm, for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focusing on indigenous languages.
The purpose of oral history testimony is not only to gather facts, but also to gain a deeper understanding of events as they were lived and filtered through personal reflection. Unlike most documentation from th[e] period - written by the perpetrators – oral testimony gives a voice to the survivors and other witnesses, allowing them to speak directly about their personal experiences. [Source: Visual History Archive website.]
“PARALLEL/parallel” will be this year’s thematic focus for the 4th annual Green Library celebration of the Tag der Deutschen Einheit (Day of German Unity).
You may have seen a new face around the McDermott Suite lately. Diane Otosaka is spending a month in HASRG learning about academic librarianship. Diane's hometown is Dinard, a city in Brittany, France, but she is working on her PhD in England. I've asked her to write up a brief note introducing herself and her interests. Her main project is to work with the database of images that is part of the French Revolution Digital Archive, and she'll be participating in other activities around SUL. It's a pleasure to have her join us -