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Blogs

Edible Book Festival 2020

2020 Edible Book Festival: Stanford Libraries staff keep the tradition alive!

April 5, 2020
by Kathleen M Smith

The International Edible Book Festival commemorates the birthday on April 1st of Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), the French gastronome who wrote one of the seminal founding works on gastronomy, Physiologie du goût. It also celebrates the playful spirit of April Fool’s Day by encouraging us to play with our food and to consume literature on a whole new level.

ANSI

ANSI releases select standards for COVID-19 support (UPDATED)

Several librarians across the United States have been petitioning ISO and ANSI to release or open up access to several critical standards in the response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic. ANSI has announced a portal that contains several of these important standards, including standards for the fabrication of ventilators and standards for incident management response, released to the public. At this time, 31 of these ISO standards have been released, and you can access them by visiting the following links.

Consulting an instructor, image by Amy Hodge CC BY 2.0

Virtual R support this quarter

April 2, 2020
by Claudia A. Engel

Below are some ways for you to stay connected and get help with R this quarter.

Virtual R Lab

Starting next week (April 8) the weekly R Lab will be online. This is a collaborative space to get started with R, to troubleshoot and connect.
Time: Wednesdays 2-4pm from April 8 to May 27
Location: Zoom link

Cover of The pigeon has to go to school!

Children's books online

April 1, 2020
by Kathryn M Kerns

Kelly Roll has been gathering resources for those who cannot use our Curriculum Collection--which these days is everyone.  Here are some of the gems she's found:

An artwork by James Bridle that shows a car surrounde by a solid white line an a broken white line.

Is learning about AI in libraries preparation for a future without librarians?

April 1, 2020
by Catherine Nicole Coleman

The image associated with this post is from "Autonomous Trap" by James Bridle.

If you attended or watched the talks at Fantastic Futures December 2019, you know that the answer to that question is emphatically, "No." Both of the keynote speakers addressed the essential role of libraries in providing curated data to improve AI and in preserving the data, models, and records for oversight of how the technology is implemented. Lightning talks (recordings available) demonstrated applications of AI by practitioners operating within libraries, archives, and museums. And Teemu Roos presented Elements of AI, a free online course for everyone designed to demystify AI.

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