Blog topic: Born digital

Presenting “Digitization Exemplars”: a new resource for SUL staff and our collaborators

The header, Digitization Exemplars, appears against a background depicting various tools used as part of the digital imaging process. -
February 2, 2023
by Hannah Frost

Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS) has published a new reference resource about the work we produce in digitization services: Digitization Exemplars. This exhibit features an array of examples of each of the kinds of materials that we digitally reformat in our various labs.

ePADD version 10 now available

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January 26, 2023
by Sally DeBauche

The Integrating Preservation Functionality into ePADD (or ePADD+) project has officially concluded, and the project team is pleased to share these final announcements.

Born-digital collections opened for research in 2022

Photo of packaging for software called "Appointment Calendar Plus"
November 30, 2022
by Annie Schweikert

Special Collections receives a large amount of born-digital material every year—this year, more than 10 terabytes and counting. Special Collections and Born Digital Preservation Lab (BDPL) staff work together to image and process the digital material we receive, with the ultimate goal of making this material available through Stanford’s catalog. Here are some highlights of the digital materials we’ve opened for research over the past year.

ePADD version 9 now available

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October 14, 2022
by Sally DeBauche

The ePADD+ Project team is pleased to announce the release of ePADD Version 9.0, along with an update

Special Collections welcomes two new archivists this month: Chris Doan & Chloe Pfendler

August 8, 2022
by Glynn Edwards

The Department of Special Collections is thrilled to announce the hire of two new staff members into continuing appointment positions as processing archivists. The positions are funded by the Harold Hohbach Program Endowment, which was created from a gift by the Harold C. and Marilyn A. Hohbach Foundation. These positions will focus on making available collections highlighting the history of science, technology, and those that document changes and developments in Silicon Valley and further afield.

Making ePADD better together: community testing of Version 9.0 Alpha release

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July 22, 2022
by Sally DeBauche

Following the first Version 9.0 Alpha release from the ePADD+ project, a volunteer group of community testers assembled to exercise the new features and offer feedback on bugs, potential enhancements, and documentation. In past ePADD releases, users were openly invited to use the most recent release and report back through Github issues.

ePADD version 9 alpha now available

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June 29, 2022
by Sally DeBauche

The ePADD+ Phase 4 project team is giddy to announce the alpha release of ePADD Version 9!

Dennis Witmer collection of Alaska as the Measure now open for research

Shoreline, Saint Paul Island by Dennis Witmer, from "Alaska as the Measure" portfolio
May 6, 2022
by Annie Schweikert

Special Collections is pleased to announce that the Dennis Witmer collection of Alaska as the Measure (MSS PHOTO 0660) is open for research. The collection consists of the 75-plate photograph portfolio “Alaska as the Measure,” a digital version of the same portfolio, and a series of 41 digital artist books made by Witmer.