Blog topic: Digital library

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Just published: Final report of the Lighting the Way project

November 29, 2021
by Mark A. Matienzo

The Lighting the Way project team is pleased to announce the publication of Facilitating and Illuminating Emergent Futures for Archival Discovery and Delivery: The Final Report of the Lighting the Way Project.  Lighting the Way focused on exploring how networks of people and technology impact archival discovery and delivery (how people find, access, and use material from archives and special collections) and focused on engaging directly with practitioners – archives, library, and technology workers – involved in this work, across roles, job functions, areas of expertise, and levels of positional power. Through a series of in-person and virtual events, the project applied participatory, generative facilitation methods to allow participants to develop future-oriented visions of how to transform archival delivery while also bringing their own experience to bear. The final report is available through the Stanford Digital Repository at its DOI (doi:10.25740/jm302fq5311) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Bouncing back: the 2021 rundown of student deposits in the Stanford Digital Repository

November 3, 2021
by Hannah Frost
Coming off the year 2020, we celebrate the rebounding number of Stanford departments and programs engaging the SDR's services to manage, archive, and publish the work of Stanford students. There were a total of 37 collections active in 2021 - -- including 4 new collections -- and 264 students deposited their works, including honors theses, masters theses, capstones, final project reports, and so forth. All are accessible in SearchWorks.
 
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Announcing The Lighting the Way Handbook

November 1, 2021
by Mark A. Matienzo

The Lighting the Way project team is pleased to announce the publication of The Lighting the Way Handbook: Case Studies, Guidelines, and Emergent Futures for Archival Discovery and Delivery, edited by Mark A. Matienzo and Dinah Handel. It represents the synthesis of the work of participants in the Lighting the Way Working Meeting, a practitioner-focused strategic thinking opportunity intended to explore topics related to archival discovery and delivery. The Lighting the Way Handbook includes case studies on work at specific institutions, chapters exploring the impact of standards and best practices on archival discovery and delivery, and descriptions of emergent opportunities that advocate for new programmatic work, as well as an introduction that contextualizes the chapters, draws thematic connections between them, and provides concrete recommendations about how to advance work on archival discovery and delivery.

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Welcome Cory Lown and Nick Budak to Stanford Libraries

It’s my pleasure to share the news that Cory Lown and Nick Budak are joining the staff of Digital Library Systems and Services as Digital Library Software Developers on the Access and Discovery Team. Cory and Nick’s first day will be October 4, and they will be working alongside Chris Beer, Gary Geisler, and Camille Villa, as well as our other colleagues across DLSS and Stanford Libraries.

Kabir Hermon

Stanford Libraries welcomes Kabir Hermon, Audio Digitization Specialist

September 13, 2021
by Hannah Frost

It is my delight to share the news that Kabir Hermon is joining the staff of Digital Library Systems and Services as our new Audio Digitization Specialist. Kabir’s first day will be Monday, September 20, and he will be working alongside Geoff Willard and Michael Angeletti at our media preservation facilities on the Stanford Redwood City campus.

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