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During the fall of 2013, Stanford University Libraries (SUL) convened a working group to investigate the current state of access to audio and moving image materials held within its various collections, notably rare materials within its different special collections departments, along with those held at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives. 

Following many weeks of investigation, the Media Access Working Group (MAWG) produced a report in December 2013 outlining its findings, along with various recommendations to help tackle the issues discovered. The group considered issues relating to use cases, copyright status, available technologies - including media streaming, and content usage. 

Science of Synthesis (SoS) provides a critical review of synthetic methodology developed to-date in the fields of organic and organometallic chemistry. Features include:

  • Selection of molecular transformations by world-renowned experts with elaboration on scope and limitations
  • Full-text descriptions of synthetic methods with practical experimental procedures immediately applicable in the lab
  • Community of over 1,000 experts involved in the review and updating of methods
  • Logical organization of the synthetic methods for each functional group
  • Intuitive search functions to allow rapid lead generation and route optimization

Stockhausen's Helikopter Quartet (detail), showing parts for instrumentalists and helicopter operators.

The Winter Quarter exhibit in the Music Library features six string quartet scores. Two are fairly traditional examples (Boccherini and Mozart), and four are contemporary scores, notable for the imaginative treatments they provide (Crumb, Ferneyhough, Brown, and Stockhausen). QR codes link to audio files for each work.

Our data management services web site is all new and improved, and we invite you to check it out, have a browse, learn something new, and tell us what you think!

We have expanded the existing content, added tons of new and useful information, and reorganized everything to make it all easier for you to find and use.

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Winter term workshops comparing multiple citation management tools will be held on January 16, 17 and 21 in Room 203 of the Huang Engineering Building.  The overview session will cover EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero.  To sign up, join the "Science and Engineering Libraries Training" site on Coursework (SUNET ID required) at: http://bit.ly/SciEngWorkshops

The Mathematics & Statistics Library is now open at its new location on the 3rd floor of Herrin Hall (kitty-corner from Bldg. 380), sharing space with Falconer Biology Library. You can still reach the Math-Stat Library staff at (650) 723-4672 and mathstatlibrary@stanford.edu.

Tours of the new location of the Math-Stat Library will be held on:

Monday-Thursday, 1/6-1/9 at 3pm
Monday & Tuesday, 1/13 & 1/14 at Noon
Thursday & Friday, 1/23 & 1/24 at Noon

Creating a last minute gift and you need that perfect photo? Search Flickr Creative Commons portal, Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online, Clip Art, and stock photos sites through the University of Washington's Images libguide.

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Read Compassion's Curative Power by Emma Seppala, PhD, the associate director of The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at the School of Medicine. Compassion offers tremendous health benefits and Seppala cites a study about the science behind compassion's health impact. 

To learn more, see what Stanford Libraries have to offer about compassion including persperctives from evolutionary biology, neuroscience, theology, philosophy or other. Check SearchWorks.

 

 

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