The Terman Engineering Library is offering five Mendeley Workshops during the Spring Term. The first session is Thursday, April 11 from 12noon to 1pm in Huang 219. All of the sessions will cover how to add, organize, share and cite articles. Both new and experienced users are welcome to attend. The workshops are open to all Stanford students, faculty and staff. Sign-up for the workshops on the Science and Engineering Libraries Training site on Coursework.
The University Archives is pleased to announce a gift of athletics memorabilia from Gordon Ansley, a lifelong supporter and fan of Stanford Athletics. Included are football programs, including many Big Game programs; media guides; scrapbooks; and game ephemera. The gift adds many historic and contemporary items to the Archives' athletics collections.
In developing the new deposit interface for the Stanford Digital Repository, first and foremost we had in mind the needs of Stanford students, researchers, faculty and the SUL selectors who build collections for their use. So it was a surprising -- and happy -- moment when it became apparent that Stanford library staff have their very own content to archive, too. A collection for gathering SUL staff publications and research has been established for this purpose and is already populated with two exemplars of the leaderful work and innovative ideas produced by our colleagues.
A new exhibition in Stanford’s Green Library, co-curated by Stanford Ph.D. candidate in history Hannah Marcus and Curator of Rare Books John Mustain, explores the phenomenon of writing in books from multiple perspectives. Through examples of early print and manuscript hybrids, scholarly annotation, dialogue in the margins, censorship, the use of blank pages and margins for incidental storage, and writers editing their own work post-publication, the exhibit considers the ways in which print and manuscript notation exist symbiotically in books to the benefit of historians and other scholars.
The sundial from the Terman Engineering Building has been re-mounted on the south side of Huang Engineering Center near the main bike rack area next to the bridge. The sundial was originally installed on the Terman Building in 1997 by Prof. Ronald N. Bracewell. It was built by Prof. Bracewell and his son Mark. Read more about the sundial in the March 1997 Civil Engineering at Stanford Newsletter on page 17.
The Stanford Media Preservation Lab has recently finished reformatting the 440 audiocassettes in the Fred Ross papers, an immense body of audio documenting the training meetings held by labor organizer Fred Ross Sr. Housed in Special Collections, the digitized audio focuses extensively on house meetings in the 1970s and 80s, an organizing technique Ross developed and taught. A small portion of the tapes include Cesar Chavez, who Ross hired and trained in the early 50s. Chavez later went on to form the National Farm Workers Association, but Ross always remained a mentor and strong influence. "As time went on, Fred became sort of my hero," Chavez said. "I saw him organize and I wanted to learn."
Professor Zephyr Frank and his fellow researchers have created a fascinating (and easy to use!) visualization of the slave market in Rio de Janeiro. This web-based visualization was published as part of an article in the Journal of Latin American Geography, but the data itself was not made available.