On May 30, 2017, the East Asia Library hosted a public discussion entitled "Reflections on American Sinology and Sinologists," featuring author Susan Chan Egan and Dr. Ronald Egan, Chair and Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.
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Mark your calendars! The Acquisitions Department invites all library staff to an Open House on Wednesday, July 12th from 10am to noon.
Please join us on the 4th floor of Lathrop Library for workflow demos by our staff, Q&A, and snacks. Our hope is to demystify many of our processes for ordering, receiving, and activating the library’s print and electronic resources.
A detailed schedule and additional information will be sent out closer to the day of the event.
Hope to see you on the 12th!
On May 25th, at the Multicultural Springfest here on campus, our own Larry Dahl was one of the many Stanford staff recognized for serving 30 to 50 years at the University. At the celebration each honoree received a certificate + an engraved plaque to honor their service to Stanford with the highlight of shaking hands with Provost Persis Drell on stage.
You’ll soon see exciting enhancements to Yewno Discover, including a redesign of the user interface. This UI redesign is driven by vast increases in content from Yewno’s quality academic sources, as well as indispensable feedback from customers and users on how to bring even more value and benefits - with images, enhanced mapping and document functionality, annotation and collaboration features, and much more. To learn more, please register for a webinar here.
After 19 years of service at SUL, Lili Yang of the Data Control Unit will be retiring at the end of this week. Her last day at work will be June 9.
Lili started her career at the Libraries as an hourly worker in Government Documents, then moved to a library specialist position in Access Services in 1999, where she worked mainly at SAL (the Stanford Auxiliary Library). After a little over a year in Access Services, Lili found her “home” in the Catalog Department (the previous incarnation of what is now known as the Metadata Department). From 2001 to 2008, Lili worked in the Materials Control Unit, handling a variety of tasks, including the processing of gifts, bulk collections, microforms, Stanford dissertations, and patron’s requests for in-process materials. Lili became a member of the Data Control Unit in 2009, when Materials Control was merged into Data Control as part of a reorganization of the Metadata Department. For the past eight years, Lili has been a data control specialist, devoting her time to keeping our online catalog accurate and up-to-date.
As part of their goal to improve researcher’s productivity and support collaboration, Mendeley has increased storage and the number of private groups available to members of the Stanford Mendeley Group.
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held its first meeting of the year in Washington, D.C. on March 21-22, 2017. The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). The role of the NGAC is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.
At long last, the Archive of Recorded Sound will receive some much-needed new shelving, and the installation work will begin this summer with preparatory shifting of archival materials beginning on May 1st. During the summer and fall much of the old shelving will be removed and new shelving will be installed. The project is scheduled for completion in December.