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We are pleased to announce the January 2017 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

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In the news this month:

Gear Up for Research Day – Feb 16, 2017

  • Winter 2017 Workshops
  • Dogs in the Quad - January 12th
  • Overleaf Campus Challenge
  • 500 Wiley Journals Now Require ORCiDs
  • Science Robotics - Give Feeback on Trial Subscription
  • Engineering Village - New Numeric Search!
  • New Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library
  • Media & Microtext Items Now Pageable to Branches
Stanford University Libraries are a Federal Depository Library.

There has been renewed worry and interest from library, academic, and scientific communities, as well as, the general public about the loss of government information with the incoming Trump administration and the need to archive this information. 

The autograph from the 17th century manuscript of Purcell’s Te Deum & Jubilate for Voices and Instruments Made for St. Cecilia’s Day 1694. “Fini, Mr. Henry Purcell.”

Henry Purcell. Te Deum & Jubilate for Voices and Instruments made for St. Cecilia’s Day 1694

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Guest blogger: Michael Evans Kinney

While not much is known about the early St. Cecilia’s Day celebrations circa 1683, England’s premier composer, Henry Purcell (1659-1695), wrote many pieces for the festivities. In 1694, he wrote one such piece, titled Te Deum & Jubilate for Voices and Instruments made for St. Cecilia’s Day 1694. The landmark work sets an English translation of the St. Ambrose Hymn and revolutionized church music with its scoring for violins, viola, basso continuo, and two trumpets, with soloists and choir.

The Carter Family, 1927

Founded by Richard Weize in 1975, the German re-issue label Bear Family Records has been a leader in reissuing lavishly produced box sets of American roots music, with a particular focus on American country music (and related genres) from the 1920s through the 1980s.   Bear Family’s box sets are impeccably curated, with recordings sourced from the best known copies, or master tapes whenever possible.  The reissued recordings are accompanied by extensively researched discographies and book-length liner notes. Bear Family recordings have been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including 17 ARSC (Association for Record Sound Collections) Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research and 6 Grammy nominations.

We are pleased to announce the December 2016 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

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In the news this month:

  • Search Knovel Content from Engineering Village
  • Dog Therapy in the Quad – Back December 8th!
  • Holiday Closure
  • Links Not Working Over the Closure?  Do this!
  • New Library Opens Next Month
  • Boring Break?  Watch Some Movies, Play a Game
  • Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Library Update

 

 

medici.tv

Medici.tv just unveiled a sleek new interface for institutional subscribers. If you haven’t yet tried this classical music streaming video database, I encourage you to check it out now.

The medici.tv database includes

  • 3,000 musical works captured from the 1940’s to the present day
  • 1,700 films including concerts, ballets, operas, documentaries, and master classes
  • Over 100 live events broadcast every year from the most prestigious concert halls and classical music festivals, including exclusive live-streamed events
Moody black and white photo of Weldon Kees sitting in chair

Weldon Kees was unknown to me when I started processing the San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation collection about three months ago.  In photographs, Kees has dark hair combed neatly to one side, a matching moustache, and an intense gaze.  He was most often photographed wearing a tweed suit with a sweater vest and tie and holding a cigarette. He dabbled in a number of things (among them: Communism, novel-writing, Abstract Expressionist painting, psychotherapy) but, over time, it has become clear that Kees best made a name for himself through poetry.

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We're excited to announce the release of ePADD 2.1, which contains a new customizable configuration file, an additional lexicon - microbiologist persona, and other minor fixes. You can grab the new version here: https://github.com/ePADD/epadd/releases. 

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