Save the date! Two workshops on Altmetric will be offered on Monday, August 4, 2014. One aimed at library staff will be held from 1:30-3:00 PM and a second one for library users will be held from 3:15-4:15 PM. The speakers for both sessions are Sara Rouhi, Altmetric, and Kortney Capretta, Digital Science (Altmetric's parent company).
Sameer Ali (Stanford University), “Ethics and Philosophy in the Nuzhat-nama-i ‘Ala’i of Shahmardan b. Abi al-Khayr al-Razi”
Abstract: This presentation seeks to examine the ethical precepts and practical philosophy in the Nuzhat-nama, which was written in the late 11th century in Iran under the patronage of the Kaykuyid prince Abu Kalijar Garshasp. The author, Shahmardan b. Abi al-Khayr al-Razi, borrows the title from Ibn Sina’s work, the Danish Nama Alayi and circulates the latter’s explanation of cosmology and philosophy. Al-Razi also includes a tract from Ibn Miskaywah on ethical behavior and domestics. In addition, this presentation seeks to investigate the descriptive aspects of the manuscript and articulate methodologies for studying and comparing manuscripts.
Sameer Ali is Ph.D. student in Religious Studies at Stanford University. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University. He spent six years as a seminarian in the Middle East. His research interests include manuscripts, codicology, bookmaking, Shiism in the context of Indo-Persian and South Asian societies and cultures during the early modern era.
Thursday, May 1, 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm, CISAC Conference Room, Encina Hall Central (616 Serra Street)
Contact: 736-8169, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Abbasi Progam in Islamic Studies, Department of Religious Studies. Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and Stanford University Libraries.
Four new digital collections were added to SearchWorks via Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) online deposit during the month of March. These collections take advantage of recently released functionality that provides researchers with new rich discovery and access capabilities for finding and working with digital collection content.
It seems there is a boot camp for just about everything these days. But have you heard of a boot camp for scientists that teaches best practices for writing and managing code? That's just what the organization Software Carpentry (SWC) is about.
Global Game Jam
Members of the Stanford community are invited to help create a video game from scratch during the Global Game Jam (GGJ) January 24-26, 2014. The GGJ is a yearly 48-hour game design challenge in which teams from around the world share their passion for games, programming, and graphic design. The goal is for each team around the world to design, test, and develop a new game inspired by the Game Jam’s theme. This year’s theme will be announced during the opening video keynote at 5PM on January 24th. All members of the Stanford community are encouraged to participate regardless of their technical skills and prior game design experience.
For more information, and to register, please visit the Stanford University Global Game Jam website.
When: 5 PM January 24th to 5 PM January 26th.
Where: Meyer Library Room 184
1) Visit the Stanford University GGJ Registration Website.
2) Click the "Join This Jam Site" button.
3) Create a GGJ Profile.
Stanford’s Global Game Jam team is sponsored by Stanford University Libraries (SUL) and Academic Computing Services (ACS). Please contact the event’s co-organizers, Academic Technology Specialist Carlos Seligo (email@example.com), and Academic Technology Lab manager Paul Zenke (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have any questions.
Join us to mark United Nations Day 2013!
• "Can I have your recipe?" -- UN cookbooks on display
Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, will be appearing at Stanford University's Cemex Auditorium Wednesday October 9, at 7:30 pm. His visit is brought to us by the Stanford Storytelling Project, which will be choosing 2-3 students to come on stage and interview him about his writing and creative life.
Handler is the author of Adverbs, The Basic Eight, and most recently, Why We Broke Up. Under the name Lemony Snicket, he has also written two best selling series: "A Series of Unfortunate Events", and "All the Wrong Questions." He is also a screenwriter, composer, and the adjunct accordionist for the band The Magnetic Fields. His latest book, "When did you See Her Last", will be released on October 15.
Our library has some of Handler's books. You can find them in our Searchworks catalog. We also have a video game based on A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the movie. We also have one book that is credited to Lemony Snicket, and not to Daniel Handler. How do you feel about that?