On May 30, 2017, the East Asia Library hosted a public discussion entitled "Reflections on American Sinology and Sinologists," featuring author Susan Chan Egan and Dr. Ronald Egan, Chair and Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.
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I am excited to announce that the library has recently acquired access to all 16 modules of EPWRF's (Economic and Political Weekly Research Foundation) India Time Series, which provides data on India's economic indicators. The website is user-friendly and while there is some overlap with Indiastat there is also significant data that is unique to EPWRF. You can access more than 30,000 variables through the library record found here: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/12087106
The following titles have been added to the Music Library Reference Room. In no particular order:
It was my distinct pleasure to offer a window into Stanford Libraries’ rare music collections to students in the “Why Music Matters” course from the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institute, and performers in the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s Chamber Music Course. We gathered in Special Collections for an up-close examination of manuscripts and early print materials, dating from 1942 (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas) all the way back to the 12th century (a sacred chant fragment).
Mark your calendars! The Acquisitions Department invites all library staff to an Open House on Wednesday, July 12th from 10am to noon.
Please join us on the 4th floor of Lathrop Library for workflow demos by our staff, Q&A, and snacks. Our hope is to demystify many of our processes for ordering, receiving, and activating the library’s print and electronic resources.
A detailed schedule and additional information will be sent out closer to the day of the event.
Hope to see you on the 12th!
The scholarly edition of the famous Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1 just landed in my lap (ouch!), which got me thinking about the impressive publications we in the music world know as “composer complete works editions,” or, “composer collected works.” These often lavish, multi-volume sets of music scores are painstakingly produced by scholars, based on all available source material, and published over time following a pre-determined order, and as the name implies, present the complete output of a particular composer.
Concierge tours of Li Ma Science Library and the Digitization Lab & Imaging Space take place this week and next. While the tours of the Digitization Lab have reached capacity, there's still room in the Li Ma Science Library tours.
Li Ma Science Library tours:
- Wednesday, June 21, 10:00-11:00AM
- Thursday, June 22, 2:00-3:00PM
Tours will meet at the entrance to the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning.
On May 24, 2017, Stanford Libraries staff member Becky Fischbach was awarded the University's Amy J. Blue Award. Becky and her award were profiled by the University News Service a week earlier ("Elizabeth Fischbach, a ‘storyteller par excellence,’ wins an Amy J. Blue Award"). Below are remarks offered at the awards ceremony by Stanford Professor of History Tom Mullaney, who introduced Becky, and by the laureate herself in accepting the award. Photos of the event are courtesy of Katie Farrey.