Since today is his birthday, I can't think of a better time to announce that the papers of poet and media artist Gerd Stern (1927-) are now processed and available. How do I begin talking about what an experience it's been? As with a few other collections I've been honored to work with, the roots and branches are seemingly endless.
Blog topic: Manuscripts
I am very pleased to announce the hire of Laura Wilsey as our new Cataloging and Metadata Librarian for incoming collections. She will work primarily out of our Stanford Redwood City but will travel to campus as needed as she takes over responsibility for managing metadata for our many complex digitization projects in collaboration with staff from the Metadata Development Unit and DLSS, as well as curators and subject specialists.
The East Asia Library has recently purchased several important database collections of Western-language historical materials that are now available for Stanford users to access. These databases include documents digitized from collections held at the British Library, the Second Historical Archives of China, and a number of other libraries and archives.
Earlier this year we introduced our student workers and some of the projects they were involved in this summer.
We are happy to announce an update to one of the projects – the Road & Track Magazine collection.
Our small library community in Redwood City is saying goodbye to another colleague.
It is with a very heavy heart that we say goodbye to our amazing colleague Michelle Paquette - we wish her all the best in her new position at Smith College Libraries.
This is a guest post from project archivist Alyssa Tou.
This is a guest post from Special Collections Processing Assistant Brian Bethel.
Every few years, when Special Collections-Redwood City is hosting a number of summer students and interns, we make a trip to Alice’s Restaurant for lunch to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions. It’s also a way to say thank you to our Redwood City staff for a very productive year. Sadly several staff members were unable to make it at the last minute as jury duty and emergency training took precedence.