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New Collections Added to Stanford Digital Repository in October 2012

High-volume book scanning lab
In October, approximately 22,000, images representing nearly 20,000 items were accessioned into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR).  These materials include ~ 17,000 automobile-related images from the Revs collection, 130 additional books from the Stephen J Gould collection, Beethoven scores from the Memorial Library of Music and early twentieth century photographs of YWCA in China from the East Asia Library.
 
RevsThe Revs Digitai Library is a project whose goal is to ensure access and preservation of materials from the Revs Institute and the Revs Program at Stanford. The Institute, which is focused on the scholarly study of the automotive history, houses a library with over a million automobile-related items, including images, research books, ephemera, and specialized documents. The Revs Program at Stanford was established to promote a new trans-disciplinary field connecting the past, present and future of the automobile. More information is available at http://library.stanford.edu/blogs/digital-library-blog/revs-digital-library. This is a continuation of the digitization efforts for this collection.
Example image:  http://purl.stanford.edu/bx559vg9620
Added to SDR: 17,570 photos 
Collection Contact: Mark Patrick

Leon Kolb Collection of Portraits
This collection of etching, engravings, lithographs and other media focus focus on portraits of rulers, statesmen, authors, scholars and other famous personages from ancient times to the nineteenth century. Most of the prints were produced in the 17th and 18th centuries from paintings by Hans Holbein, Anthony Vandyke, Godfrey Kneller, Peter Lely and other noted artists.Example image:  http://purl.stanford.edu/xb560xj9172
Added to SDR: 1,400 photos, 1,666 images
Collection Contact: John Mustain

Stephen J Gould Rare books
This project, focused on digitizing Gould's extensive holdings of rare books, is part of the Stephen Jay Gould Papers project that enables research and educational communities to discover and access this unique collection of materials. Stephen Jay Gould was a renowned evolutionary biologist, paleontologist, historian of science, educator, popular science author, polymath, and an enthusiastic collector. Books digitized under this project are also being sent to Google and will be visible in the Google Book Search.   This is a continuation of the digitization efforts for this collection.Example image: http://purl.stanford.edu/tw375rb5052
Added to SDR: 130 additional volumes, consisting of approximately 44,000 scanned pages
Collection Contact: John Mustain

Gaihozu MapsKnown collectively as "Gaihozu Maps", these maps of Japan and territories outside of Japan (referred to as "Gaihozu") were produced by the Japanese Land Survey Department of the General Staff Headquarters. Created between the Meiji era and the end of WWII, this collection is part of a world-wide effort to preserve this historically and scientific important set of materials.  More information about this collection is available at: http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/260487/920d476824/ARCHIVE.  Branner Library holds ~10,000 of these maps.  This is a continuation of the digitization efforts for this collection.
Example image:  http://purl.stanford.edu/nd744mx5158
Added to SDR: 7 additional maps, 14 images
Collection Contact: Julie Sweetkind-Singer and Salim Mohammed 

The Musical Acoustics Research Library (MARL) 
MARL consists of an extensive collection of files compiled by or about many of the most prominent acousticians of our time. MARL was collected by the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) in conjunction with the Catgut Acoustical Society and several acousticians.  The vast majority of the library content is available only in hardcopy form and requires scholars to make arrangements to visit Special Collections to view materials.  This is part of an ongoing digitization effort of MARL materials.
Example image:  http://purl.stanford.edu/wt096ny3863 (Betthoven score)
Added to SDR: 11 scores and related materials consisting of over 329 digitized images
Collection Contact:  Jerry McBride
 
 


Patron and Internal One-off RequestsSeveral patron-driven requests for materials, often directly in support of scholarship or research, were accessioned into SDR.  Some of the items include:

Statuta Civitatis Massiellie (Stanford Codex 342: Statutes of Marseille). This 326 page 13th century manuscript describes statutes covering every aspect of life in the Middle Ages.  Digitization of this remarkable manuscript is particularly important for current research happening both here and at Yale.  This manuscript is available online at http://purl.stanford.edu/ps908vt5059  Collection Contact: John Mustain
Lapp Princess Press Artbooks.   2 art flipbooks, 42 images.  A set of eleven flipbooks created in the late 1970's by leading artists, the goal was to make these $3 book as accessible as possible to the public.  While now valued at considerably more than $3 each, digitization and accessioning into SDR helps to fulfill their original goal. Example image is available online at: http://purl.stanford.edu/sz246gv8396.  Collection Contact:  Peter Blank
Anderson photograph collection of YWCA in China, 1920s-1940s.  38 images selected from the photo graph collection.  Example image is available online at: http://purl.stanford.edu/nw896yt3745  Collection Contact:  Charles Fosselman. 

 

Inclusion in the Stanford Digital Repository ensures that these materials are available to researchers and scholars (while upholding appropriate access restrictions), now and in the future through a secure, sustainable stewardship environment.  While many of these objects are already discoverable via SearchWorks others will get SearchWorks records in the coming months.  All materials are currently available via the item’s PURL (a persistent URL which ensure that these materials are available from a single URL over the long-term, regardless of changes in file location or application technology). 

Questions about the Stanford Digital Repository service should be directed to sdr-contact@lists.stanford.edu.

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