In honor of International Women's Day today and Women's History Month we've put together a display of children's books and young adult literature about women throughout history. For a list of recent works, check out our guide to Children's books about women.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday today by checking out one of the many books, films, musical works in the Stanford University Libraries by or about the good doctor.
In the news this quarter:
- Branner Head Librarian takes on National Leadership Role
- Rumsey Map Center Opening April 25, 2016
- Inaugural Geo4LibCamp forges new collaborations
- USGS Increases Public Access to Scientific Research
- Interested in getting articles emailed to you? Scan-to-PDF Pilot Service for Items at SAL3
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.
We are pleased to announce the March 2016 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.
In the news this month:
- Take a Break, Pet a Dog
- TCP Helps with Writing, Presentations
- School of Engineering Future
- SPIE Spotlights - New!
- Scan and Deliver from SAL3
- Engineering Village New Feature
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.
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. To date, some 15 million deceased people's remains have been moved.” CIDR developers David McClure and Karl Grossner, together with a small SUL team, have been working on the project with Professor Mullaney over the past 18 months, and Mullaney presented a synopsis of the project at the Stanford Libraries’ annual donor event in October, 2015.
Read Stanford scholar uses digital tools to track grave relocation in China.
See also the CIDR's project page: Grave Reform in China.
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.