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Gear Up for Scientific & Technical Publishing

March 2, 2018
by Amy E. Hodge

Are you trying to write a killer abstract? Do you have data you want to share? Would you like to hear directly from journal editors about what it takes to get published? Then Gear Up for Scientific & Technical Publishing is for you!

The Stanford community is invited to join us April 17 from 9:45 AM - 2:45 PM at the Hartley Conference Center in the Mitchell Earth Sciences building for a series of sessions on all things sci-tech publishing.

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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

February 21, 2018
by D. Vanessa Kam

The Bowes Art & Architecture Library (355 Roth Way, Room 201, on the Stanford campus) will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. The edit-a-thon will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, and refreshments. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, with a special welcome to transgender and cisgender women.

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New updates to EarthWorks with more access to data

Over the past two months a team at Stanford Libraries have been working to add new features and resources to our geospatial discovery portal EarthWorks. EarthWorks is the place for users to find and access geospatial data at Stanford. With the recent updates, the amount of data users can find has more than doubled with access to over 70,000 resources from more than 20 institutions. Users can now discover scanned maps alongside Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, index maps, census data and research data.

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Collection of piano, player piano, organ, and player organ patents now available

February 16, 2018
by Gurudarshan Khalsa

The Archive of Recorded Sound is happy to announce that the Strong Museum Collection (ARS-0190) of bound volumes of patents from the Aeolian Company, the Amphion Piano Player Company, and the Mason & Hamlin Piano Company is processed and is now open for research. The volumes cover piano, player piano, organ, and player organ patents filed with the United States Patent Office and the British Patent Office from 1825 to 1926. The volumes provide an extensive technical and historical overview of the inventions, innovations, and improvements in the musical instrument industry during this time period.

Upcoming BitCurator software webinar led by DLSS staff

February 12, 2018
by Hannah Frost

Stanford Libraries staff will be leading an upcoming webinar on the advanced uses of the Bulk Extractor forensics tool titled “bulk_extractor: Beyond the Basics”. This is part of an ongoing series of webinars designed to dig a little deeper into the advanced functionality of the BitCurator software environment. These webinars are hosted by the BitCurator Consortium, of which Stanford is a charter member.

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The ArcGIS Online mapping platform is now available to all Stanford affiliates

February 9, 2018
by Mr. Stace D Maples
ArcGIS Online is an online, collaborative GIS that allows you to use, create, and share maps, scenes, apps, layers, analytics, and data. You get access to Living Atlas of the World, Business and Community Analyst apps, and Esri's secure cloud, where you can add items and publish web layers.

An excellent example of what can be done with ArcGIS Online is the Stanford Geospatial Center's Gaihōzu: Japanese Imperial Maps portal, which provides access to the most popular objects in the Stanford Digital Repository.


Over the last few months, we’ve been testing Single Sign-On (SSO) for providing access to, which we have licensed for the use of all Stanford affiliates.  This means that you no longer need to go through the Stanford Geospatial Center to get an account!