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Philip Hatfield, Curator of Digital Mapping, British Library

Philip Hatfield, Lead Curator for Digital Mapping at the British Library will be giving two talks at the David Rumsey Map Center on Tuesday,  November 1, 2016. For both talks please come up the Rumsey stairs that lead off the entrance door at the Bing Wing Rotunda. The Bing Wing Rotunda is in the Bing Wing of Green Library. Read on for details on the talks.

Gear Up event with Ron Nakao engaged in social science data conversation

On Friday, Oct. 21st, Green Library welcomed data provider representatives from nine different sources at the Gear Up for Social Science Data Extravaganza. The event featured “Data Talks”, time for individual consultations, a Drop-in R lab and a data visualization demonstration using R.

United Nations Day 2016,

"UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

This year's UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals"

-Source: United Nations Day website.

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Celebrate Dizzy Gillespie's birthday with a wonderful new children's book at Cubberley Library about his collaboration with Charlie "Bird" Parker and the birth of bebop: Golio, Gary, and Ed Young. 2015. Bird & Diz.   "BEBOP! Like riding a musical roller coaster, it'll make your head spin." 

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REMINDER: Gear Up for Social Science Data - Fall 2016

Need data for a research project? Come to the Gear Up for Social Science Data Extravaganza, hosted by Stanford University Libraries on Friday, October 21st, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Green Library.

Let us know that you are coming: Gear Up RSVP

East Asia Library

The East Asia Library hosted the annual meeting of the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) this last Friday and Saturday, October 14-15th.  In this two-day meeting, NCC members from major universities in the US, Canada, and Japan discussed current and future projects.  Representatives from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, which funds many of the NCC’s projects, also participated actively in the discussions.

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Just in time for National Bullying Prevention Month, Kelly Roll has put together a display of great children's books for nuturing compassion.  Cubberley Library also has the following resources:

Are you looking for data for a social science research project? Do you have data that you need help analyzing, managing or archiving? Do you need analytic software for your data?

Come to Green Library on Oct 21st to find out more about the Stanford University Libraries' collection of data resources and services.

Gear Up for Social Science Data - Fall 2016