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Welcome new Stanford Engineering graduate students!

September 18, 2019
by Alexandra Krogman

Our dedicated team of engineering librarians is excited to meet you in the coming weeks! We look forward to learning about your specific interests and how we can best support your research and education at Stanford. You can stop by and find us in the Terman Engineering Library, located on the second floor of the Huang Engineering Center, or email us at engreference@stanford.edu.

Stanford Libraries & The Carpentries

Stanford Libraries SERG/Carpentries Workshop Series

Stanford University is a member organization of The Carpentries, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching foundational skills for research computing skills. This partnership is managed by Dr. Amy Hodge of the Stanford University Libraries, and is open to the entire campus community. Over the past few quarters the Stanford University Libraries have offered the popular two-day Software Carpentry workshops as an open enrollment to anyone on campus. Other campus organizations have also run and will continue to run similar versions of these workshops.

Quentin Verwaerde

Welcome Quentin Verwaerde

September 8, 2019
by Catherine Nicole Coleman

We are excited to welcome Quentin Verwaerde of the French national library school, ENSSIB, to Stanford Libraries for term-long internship. He’ll mainly be working with Nicole Coleman and Sarah Sussman, but is looking forward to meeting folks around the library. To introduce him to SUL, we’ve asked him to tell us a bit about himself  -

Protocols.io Home Page

Protocols.io Premium Edition Now Available for Stanford Users

September 3, 2019
by Amy E. Hodge

The Premium version of protocols.io -- a collaborative platform and preprint server for methods and protocols -- is now available free to all Stanford users! Funded by the Dean of Research and supported by Stanford Libraries, protocols.io allows you to create step-by-step detailed, interactive and dynamic protocols that can be run on mobile or web. This platform is useful for researchers in any discipline that uses a step-by-step methodology, including life sciences, engineering, chemistry, data science, and computational social sciences.

  • Creating Protocols: Protocols can be made from scratch or uploaded and converted from an existing Word or PDF document quickly and easily. In addition, if you have a particularly complex protocol, the staff at protocols.io will import a protocol for you.
  • DOIs & Publishing: Using the Premium version of protocols.io, you can share your protocols privately with labmates and collaborators, or publish them publicly with a Digitial Object Identifier (DOI) via protocol.io's open access repository. Getting a DOI for your protocol will make it easier for others to find and cite your protocols and give you credit for your work. And when you link from articles you publish to one of your own published protocols, you make your research articles more reproducible.
  • ORCID Connection: You can also connect your protocols.io account with your ORCID iD, which will allow protocols.io to automatically post information about your published protocols onto the Works section of your ORCID record.

Keep reading to find out how to get started!

The business of libraries: an interview with Mimi Calter

August 27, 2019
by David A Jordan

Mimi Calter is Deputy University Librarian at Stanford Libraries, where she directs strategic planning, manages capital and departmental projects, advocates for library programs both locally and globally, coordinates outreach to faculty and advisory groups, and keeps policies compliant with current copyright and patron privacy laws. In this interview, Mimi discusses a strategic approach to these issues and how her career at Stanford has presented opportunities to grow and to learn.

How do you approach and implement strategic planning?

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Announcing the Archive of Visual Artist Clinton Hill

August 26, 2019
by D. Vanessa Kam

The Bowes Art & Architecture Library and the Department of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries, are pleased to announce the acquisition of the archive of visual artist Clinton Hill (1922–2003). 

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