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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.

Roll scanner model

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.

WILPF Exhibit Logo

Copies of numerous items from the Archive of Recorded Sound's Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Collection (ARS.0056) will shortly be on display at Bechtel International Center Conference Room at Stanford University, as part of an exhibition entitled Women's Power to Stop War: Celebrating 100 years of Peacemaking. The exhibition, to coincide with Women's History Month and International Women's Day, will run March 1st - March 13th 2016 and is free to the public. 

There will also be an Exhibit Opening Event on Tuesday (March 1, 2016) from 5:30-8pm in the Conference Room at the Bechtel International Center.

Score spines

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

 

Modern editions

Bach, C.P.E. Einführungsmusiken V / Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ; edited by Anja Morgenstern.

Buxtehude. The collected works / Dieterich Buxtehude ; [Kerala J. Snyder, general editor]. 
v. 10. Sacred works for five voices and instruments, part 1 : membra Jesu nostri ; 
v. 11. Sacred works for five voices and instruments, part 2 [vocal works]

Cantiones sacrae : 1575 / Thomas Tallis & William Byrd ; transcribed and edited by John Milsom.

Elgar. Short orchestral works. Elgar complete edition, vol. 23.

Pachelbel. Ingressus II / Johann Pachelbel ; herausgegeben von Katharina Larissa Paech.

Porter. Kiss Me, Kate. 

Overleaf Logo

Sign up now for your free Overleaf pro account. As part of the Stanford University Overleaf group, you have access to a collaborative editing and writing tool for LaTeX projects.  Overleaf integrates with Mendeley, Git, Plot.ly and many publishers including PLOS, PeerJ, SPIE, and Springer. Recent enhancements include spell checking for additional languages and integration with the new IEEE Collabratec platform

Over the past year this blog has covered a wide variety of piano roll topics: conjoined rolls, archival storage issues, publication dates, illustrations on rolls, piano roll lending libraries, Welte-Mignon at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and Hupfeld piano rolls. Many thoughtful comments from members of the player piano and mechanical music communities came to us through email, blog comments, or in-person visits during our listening parties.

Bike from books

Check out the latest news from the Swain Library.   The table of contents is below and here is a link to read the full-text

  • Data Management Workshops for February-March
  • Stanford Academic Calendar Feeds
  • Mnova–2016 License Keys Available
  • MnovaTablet app available
  • Scan-to-PDF Pilot Service for Items at SAL3
  • Dissertations –More Full-text Available
  • Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection
  • CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool and Beyond CASSI

[This was originally posted on the blog "Free Government Information"] I thought I'd recount an interesting little research question I had yesterday that took me down a rabbit hole trying to answer. This student was looking for an edition of a 1913 publication called the "Immigration Laws and Rules" (WorldCat helpfully notes the uniform titles of "Laws, etc." and "Immigration Laws"!) but couldn’t find the right one in google books (go figure!).

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