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SearchWorks enhancements, part two!

February 29, 2016
by J Vine

The second round of SearchWorks work has just wrapped up (see part 1). Most of these changes are already visible, with a few more to come over the next week or so. This batch focused on improvements to metadata and availability display; user-requested, usability, and accessibility changes; and new content.

New titles in Music Reference

February 29, 2016
by Ray Heigemeir

These titles have recently joined our reference collection.  In no particular order: 

The Times comprehensive atlas of the world.
This new edition includes prefatory sections on climate change, biodiversity, urbanization, the economy, and more. Shelved underneath the dictionary stand.

A chronological history of Australian composers and their compositions / researched, compiled, and edited by Stephen Pleskun.

Chinese Graves screen shot

CIDR collaborations: Chinese grave relocation

February 24, 2016
by Glen Worthey

A faculty-led project developed by the Stanford Libraries' Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) was recently featured in Stanford Report, which describes it thus: “...a digital humanities project led by Stanford historian Tom Mullaney is creating a map that illustrates the ongoing and multifaceted impact of funeral reform and grave relocation in China. In the last 15 years, grave relocation has been taking place in China on a massive scale.

Piano Roll Scanner Project (PRSP)

February 24, 2016
by Jerry L McBride

To facilitate research, study, and access to the historical piano rolls in its collection, the Stanford Player Piano Project is designing and constructing a piano roll scanner capable of scanning all of the various types of piano and organ rolls that have been collected to date. This new scanner is based on the work of Anthony Robinson, who is working with the Project to expand upon and improve his earlier design. Monica Caravias, a graduate student at the Stanford Product Realization Lab, is designing and building Stanford’s scanner in close collaboration with Anthony and under the direction of Prof. Craig Milroy. This is the first in a series of reports on the progress of constructing the scanner.

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