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Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ezra Jack Keats' birth by checking out one of the books in the Stanford University Libraries collections that feature his writing and/or art.  The son of Polish-Jewish immgrants, Keats sought to bring diversity to the portrayal of children in his books and to be supportive of all children.

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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.

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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.

SearchWorks 3.1

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.

Graduate students work on a presentation

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
Holly the Eurasian Eagle Owl

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

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.

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