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A new way to use arXiv.org

October 4, 2019
by Ashley Jester

arXiv.org is a great resource for pre-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, and Economics.  While the PDF format of the pre-prints hosted there is great for offline reading or printing, it's not the best choice for online viewing, and now there is a great alternative in arXiv Vanity (https://www.arxiv-vanity.com/).

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Fantastic Futures 2019 Conference

October 2, 2019
by Catherine Nicole Coleman

Stanford Libraries will host the 2nd International Conference on  AI for Libraries, Archives, and Museums over three days, December 4, 5 & 6, 2019. The first 'Fantastic Futures' conference, which took place in December 2018 at the National Library of Norway in Oslo, initiated a community-focused approach to addressing the challenges and possibilities for libraries, archives, and museums in the era of artificial intelligence.

Update on workplace and sponsored conference conduct

October 2, 2019
by Amy E. Hodge

A self-assembled Stanford Libraries working group has recently revised the Stanford Libraries Code of Conduct, especially as it relates to conferences and events we host and attend. Group members included Amy Hodge, Cathy Aster, Glynn Edwards, Mark Matienzo, and Mike Giarlo.

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Indigenous Languages Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: October 14, 2019

October 1, 2019

Guest post co-authored by Christian Brickhouse, Ph.D. student in the Department of Linguistics.

Please join us on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 14, 2019, in El Centro Chicano (at the front of Old Union, on the Stanford campus), between 10am and 4pm, for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focusing on indigenous languages.

Databases of the week: Holocaust survivor video testimonies

October 1, 2019
by Anna M Levia

The purpose of oral history testimony is not only to gather facts, but also to gain a deeper understanding of events as they were lived and filtered through personal reflection. Unlike most documentation from th[e] period - written by the perpetrators – oral testimony gives a voice to the survivors and other witnesses, allowing them to speak directly about their personal experiences. [Source: Visual History Archive website.]

The California Chapter of the Music Library Association, 2019

Music librarians invade the Farm

September 25, 2019
by Ray Heigemeir

Stanford Music Library and Archive of Recorded Sound welcomed the California Chapter of the Music Library Association for a two-day conference.

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