The International Monetary Fund or IMF made their statistical data available for free on January 1st, 2015. Part of their plan for the transition is to introduce a new upgraded interface to improve the usability of the data.
Beginning from next week, February 2, the East Asia Library will have longer hours during the academic year. For the first time the library will open on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm. Since the library moved to its current location at Lathrop, user traffic has increased greatly, thanks to its attractive physical environment and ample study spaces. Saturday hours are expected to give users even better access to the library's collections and facilities.
Evening hours will also be extended, from 9pm to 10pm Monday to Thursday. Specific hours during the academic year are:
Monday - Thursday: 9am-10pm
The hours vary during intersession and holidays. The most current calendar information will be posted on the At a glance page.
Today's deadly attack at the offices of French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo points to the enduring importance of the free circulation of ideas in a global society. While we do not have a collection of the journal itself, Charlie Hebdo and the work of its journalists is well-represented in Stanford Libraries' collections.
- article in Slate on what it means to be a cartoonist in France
Current French Press:
France24 (French news in English, live video feeds)
Artists respond, collected in Libération
Cécile Alduy, Stanford French professor, in Al Jazeera America
Special Collections and University Archives continue to test new service hours for our reading room. For winter term (Jan. 5, 2015 through March 27, 2015) we will be open on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Tuesdays through Fridays, we will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our paging schedule for materials remains the same:http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-our-collections/how-request-materials.
Faculty, students, and staff now have online access to the three volume set titled: International Historical Statistics.
October 24 is United Nations Day.
Visit the exhibit: Faces of the World's Refugees on display at the Green Library Lobby
The Byra J. and William P. Wreden Prize celebrates student collections of books, manuscripts, and other printed works on paper; it rewards three students for presenting well-written, thoughtful, and competent essays on the importance of their personal collections, from the standpoint of the significance or appeal of their form or content. The first-prize winner at Stanford will be eligible to compete for an additional $2500 national prize.
Applicants for the Wreden Prize must submit a short essay and a bibliography. To read winning essays from prior years and for detailed contest guidelines, please visit this page.
Inquiries and applications may be sent to David Jordan. Please express interest in advance to verify eligibility and receive any updates to this announcement.
- First Prize: $2,000
Second Prize: $1,000
Third Prize: $500
Deadline: January 31, 2015
Open to full-time students enrolled in a Stanford undergraduate or graduate degree program.