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GIS Day is an annual celebration of geospatial technologies, held on the Wednesday of Geography week. The Stanford Geospatial Center uses GIS Day as an opportunity to connect Stanford researchers to the cutting edge of geospatial technologies, services and applications through talks, workshops and other activities. This year, we'll have analysts, developers and scientists from DigitalGlobe, Mapbox, CARTO, NASA, The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and more, talking about their work to leverage geospatial data and technologies using machine learning, drones, satellite imagery, and historical data! 

500 Broadway lobby

It's time to follow up to our original September blog post announcing our upcoming move from 425 Broadway to 500 Broadway, because now those moves are behind us. Read on for details, including to what extent we are "open for business".

Canzonetta (detail)

Canzonetta for cello and piano [1882]
by Alfredo Piatti (1822-1901)

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Carlo Alfredo Piatti (1822-1901) was one of the most famous cellists of the 19th century.  Born in Bergamo, Italy, he began his cello studies at age 5 with his uncle. At age 7 he played in the local opera orchestra. In his teens, he studied at the Milan Conservatory and then began touring Europe. After meeting Liszt in Munich, the pianist invited Piatti to share a concert billing in Paris. There, Liszt presented Piatti with a fine Amati cello, having learned that he was playing on borrowed instruments after having to sell his cello during hard times on the road. Piatti later owned a fine Stradivarius cello, now nicknamed the “Piatti.” The book, The Adventures of a Cello, chronicles this instrument's story from its creation in Cremona in 1720 to the present day.

Cover image of The Mitten

November is picture book month and we invite readers of all ages to check out the display of picture books in Cubberley Library. Picture books are enchanting to look at, creating lifelong readers and instilling literacy skills from an early age.  There is a website dedicated to encouraging everyone to celebrate literacy at http://picturebookmonth.com. Every day in November there will be an author or illustrator explaining why they feel picture books are important. There is also an activities link to a variety of authors' and illustrators' pages. For example, Jan Brett's link is a coloring book page related to her book The mitten : a Ukrainian folktale.

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

Graduate students

In the news this month:

  • Elsevier Geofacets - New
  • Gartner Global IT Research
  • NewSpace Global SmallSat Report 2016
  • Data Deposit Exhibit on SearchWorks
  • Dog Therapy in the Quad – Back November 10th!
  • R Open Labs Weekly
  • Additions to SAE Online
  • Cindas Materials Update
Staff dress up for O-hanashi-kai

The whole team dressed up for the O-hanashi-kai at the East Asia Library on October 28th!  After reading from books in the Japanese collection, the team introduced participants to the various collections held in at EAL.  This outreach event lead to many books being checked out and much enthusiasm around the place of the library in the campus community!  Happy Halloween!

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.

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