Blogs

Student holding plantasia LP

Students find it in the stacks: Plantasia

December 12, 2019
by Nathan Coy

“Playnice music for plants. Be confident. Get to know your plants better. Don’t worry too much about them. Relax! Read and learn as much as you can. Plants are very understanding.” Listening to the space-age sounds of Plantasia, there’s nothing to do but relax.

For this blog the Archive of Recorded Sound invited one of our student workers to write about an item in the archive. Read on and find out about the soothing sounds of Plantasia as written by guest blogger and student worker extrodinaire Jonah. -Nathan Coy

Cover of viewer guide to Australian Museum

Early visitors guide digitized on behalf of the Australian Museum

December 12, 2019
by Astrid Johannah Smith

Guest blogger Adria Castellucci, librarian for Rare Books and Library Collections at the Australian Museum, describes the impact of her request to digitize the earliest guide for visitors published by the Australian Museum, which outlined not only the contents but the physical arrangement of the specimens. The 1873 Guide to the contents of the Australian museum is an important work in their institution's history, and including Stanford's digital object makes their collection complete.

Chronicling America. Library of Congress

Databases of the week: Historical Newspaper databases at the Stanford Libraries

December 9, 2019
by Benjamin Lee Stone

Over the last 25 years, the digitization of newspaper archives has opened up a host of historical sources by providing access to a wealth of content previously available only in print or microform, simultaneously enabling new methods of searching and analysis, including text-mining capabilities. 

 

santas bag

A gift from Media & Microtext to you!

December 7, 2019
by Laszlo Jakusovszky

BYOB!

Starting 12/7 all 1 week items circulate until 1/6*. (That's right! All DVDs, VHS, videogames, CDs, etc.) And there's no limit to how many!

So come on down and pick up your "gifts" early. Curl up in front of a fire with BackDraft! Or try to figure out why Die Hard is now considered a Christmas classic... ;)

 

JoVE first peer-reviewed scientific video journal

JoVE video journals and Science Education collections available at Stanford

December 6, 2019
by Michael L Newman

JoVE publishes a collection of video methods journals in biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine, neuroscience and behavior. Articles consist of high-quality video demonstrations and detailed text protocols that facilitate scientific reproducibility and productivity. The scope includes novel techniques, innovative applications of existing techniques, and gold standard protocols.

Best Paper Award at the 20th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference

Stanford player piano research receives best paper award

December 5, 2019
by Jerry L McBride

Stanford University researchers received the Best Paper Award at the 20th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) on 4 November 2019 held in Delft, The Netherlands. ISMIR is the foremost organization promoting research and development of computer systems to access, organize, and represent music information. The award was presented to the authors Zhengshan “Kitty” Shi (Ph.D.

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