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Blog topic: News

Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Julie Sweetkind-Singer appointed Associate University Librarian for Science & Engineering Resources

June 16, 2020
by Mimi Calter

After serving in an interim role for more than three months, Julie Sweetkind-Singer has been permanently appointed to the role of Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Science & Engineering Resources.  As AUL, Julie will help shape the strategic directions of the Stanford Libraries, collaborating across the university, and engaging with faculty.  She will also oversee the staff, operations and budgets of the five Science and Engineering branch libraries: Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections, David Rumsey Map Center, Hopkins Marine Station’s Miller Library, Li

106-year-old El Fondren is hoisted victoriously above crowd after registering to vote, Batesville, Mississippi, June 11, 1966.

Resources on Juneteenth at Stanford Libraries

June 16, 2020
by Benjamin Lee Stone

On June 19, 1865, over two months after the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House on April 9th, and over two years since President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all enslaved people in the Confederate states, Union Major-General Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, declaring that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free.

Brian Kunde

Serials Receiving getting back in business

June 11, 2020
by Kelly Fields

The Serials Receiving and Maintenance Unit of the Acquisitions Department, after nearly three months mostly working from home on non-receiving work, is gearing up to start checking in issues regularly again in the week of June 15. We will be stockpiling received materials until their various destinations reopen, but the work has begun, on a preliminary basis, as of June 11, 2020.

by Brian Kunde

ePADD 1st Quarter Update

In January, the ePADD project team began work on the current phase of development to the software, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The focus for this first quarter of the year is on the redevelopment of the ePADD’s attachment review feature. Attachments are a rich source of information in an email collection, providing context to the archive owner’s work, communications, and relationships.

Glynn, Sally, Christy, Alyssa, Gurudarshan, David, Franz, Ann, Annie, Brian, and Laura

Special Collections in Redwood City pivots to digital projects during COVID-19 shelter-in-place

In the beginning of March, managers at Stanford Libraries began talking about working remotely and decided to set up shifts in each department – half working two weeks on site and half two weeks remotely. By the 6th of March the teams for our Collection Services group out in Redwood City were assembled, and the first group – Aries – stayed home for their first week. The Libraries were only one week into that first shift, when the state of California and Stanford decided that everyone should shelter at home starting on the 16th. The Aries team was taken off guard - we all were. Although we had discussed and lined up remote projects, not everyone had taken their computer and ergonomic equipment home with them. A few of us went in to grab equipment (desktop computers, monitors, etc.) and forgotten items (like reading glasses!) and drove around making deliveries – not everyone in the Bay Area drives a car! 

Roman Republic, imperatorial issue by Julius Caesar, silver denarius, 48–48 BC, military mint moving with Caesar. Obverse: CAESAR; elephant r., trampling snake.

Stanford Libraries and the Cantor Arts Center collection of ancient coins

April 15, 2020
by Glynn Edwards

I would like to share the behind-the-scenes story of a recent project at Stanford Libraries: we received a sizable coin collection from the Cantor Arts Center and have been working over the past year and a half to make it accessible for use. In honor of its origins, this collection is called the Cantor Arts Center collection of ancient coins and it contains approximately 8,700 coins from the ancient world. Currently there are circa 300 coins fully cataloged that feature digital images online and three preassembled study sets for use in the Barchas Room in Special Collections at Green Library.

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