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We are pleased to announce the September 2015 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.
In the news this month:

  • Welcome New Students and Faculty
  • Key Resources for new SoE Students
  • New Printing, Copying, Scanning
  • Engineering Library Open House
  • Rejoin Mendeley for Extra Storage and More
  • Overleaf
  • Solidworks – Get it Here
  • Fall Workshops
  • Claim Your Research with ORCID
World Railroads, 1:10 million (2012), Natural Earth

You can now find and access Natural Earth geospatial data directly from EarthWorks.

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Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday evening, Sept. 13 this year.  The white ram by Mordicai Gerstein tells the story of the this animal's role in that holiday.  It won the 2006 National Jewish Book Awards for Illustrated Children's Book.  It is just one of many books in Cubberley Library for children and young adults that have a Jewish theme.

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Sundance Film Festival's "Welcome to Leith", a documentary about a North Dakota town facing an attempted takeover by extremists, opens today in theaters across North America AND is screening on Kanopy from today. 
Welcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small town by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar, and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor. With incredible access to both longtime residents of Leith and white supremacists, the film examines a small community in the plains struggling for sovereignty against an extremist vision. 
Kanopy  is providing access to this film to Stanford users.  Watch now
Rite of Spring, facsimile (detail)

For your browsing pleasure, we present the following list of new scores added to composer complete editions, historical sets, and facsimiles:


Modern editions:

Rossini. Sei Sonate a Quattro per Violini, violoncello e contrabbasso. Edizione critica delle opere di Gioachino Rossini / comitato di redazione, Bruno Cagli, Philip Gossett, Alberto Zedda (ser.6/4)

Schönberg. Serenade, op. 24. Sämtliche Werke / Arnold Schönberg ; herausgegeben von Josef Rufer (Abt. VI: Kammermusik, Reihe B, Bd. 23/1)

Recording date on a Welte-Mignon roll label

How do you know a publication date? For most books, simply look for the copyright or edition information at the beginning. For mass produced modern CDs, check the edge of the disc surface for the “p date”, or maybe it will be in the booklet inserted into the container. But what about piano rolls for reproducing and player pianos? Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound’s Player Piano Project faces this question. The publication date certainly isn’t stamped on the label, yet we need it.

Theremin demonstrating his instrument, Stanford University, 1991

Earlier this year, I reported on recent work the Archive of Recorded Sound (ARS) had undertaken to preserve video footage of Leon Theremin's visit to Stanford in 1991. In addition to participating in a symposium during his visit, hosted by the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Theremin was also the guest of honor at a concert held in Frost Amphitheater on September 27, 1991 during the Stanford Centennial Finale Weekend. The video footage preserved by the ARS earlier in the year unfortunately only included part of this notable concert. It was found to be missing some key performances, including an arrangement of Rachmaninov's Vocalise, featuring Theremin's daughter Natasha Theremin playing the vocal parts on her father's instrument, accompanied by Max Mathews conducting the orchestral parts with his radio batons. This footage was presumed lost...until now. 

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Good news! Stanford Libraries have upgraded the Stanford Mendeley Group account.

As a group member, you will now be able to take advantage of 25GB (5 GB personal and 20 GB shared) of storage and unlimited private groups with 25 users per group!

Other new features include the Mendeley Suggest tool as part of our group account and the new free android and iOS apps.