Blog topic: News
arXiv.org is a great resource for pre-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, and Economics. While the PDF format of the pre-prints hosted there is great for offline reading or printing, it's not the best choice for online viewing, and now there is a great alternative in arXiv Vanity (https://www.arxiv-vanity.com/).
A self-assembled Stanford Libraries working group has recently revised the Stanford Libraries Code of Conduct, especially as it relates to conferences and events we host and attend. Group members included Amy Hodge, Cathy Aster, Glynn Edwards, Mark Matienzo, and Mike Giarlo.
You may have seen a new face around the McDermott Suite lately. Diane Otosaka is spending a month in HASRG learning about academic librarianship. Diane's hometown is Dinard, a city in Brittany, France, but she is working on her PhD in England. I've asked her to write up a brief note introducing herself and her interests. Her main project is to work with the database of images that is part of the French Revolution Digital Archive, and she'll be participating in other activities around SUL. It's a pleasure to have her join us -
Stanford University is a member organization of The Carpentries, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching foundational skills for research computing skills. This partnership is managed by Dr. Amy Hodge of the Stanford University Libraries, and is open to the entire campus community. Over the past few quarters the Stanford University Libraries have offered the popular two-day Software Carpentry workshops as an open enrollment to anyone on campus. Other campus organizations have also run and will continue to run similar versions of these workshops.
We are excited to welcome Quentin Verwaerde of the French national library school, ENSSIB, to Stanford Libraries for term-long internship. He’ll mainly be working with Nicole Coleman and Sarah Sussman, but is looking forward to meeting folks around the library. To introduce him to SUL, we’ve asked him to tell us a bit about himself -
Stanford University’s Cathy Aster, Product and Service Manager in Digital Library Systems and Services graciously invited me to write a second guest blog post for the Digital Library Blog earlier this year, so here I am, belatedly taking her up on that generous offer.
Mimi Calter is Deputy University Librarian at Stanford Libraries, where she directs strategic planning, manages capital and departmental projects, advocates for library programs both locally and globally, coordinates outreach to faculty and advisory groups, and keeps policies compliant with current copyright and patron privacy laws. In this interview, Mimi discusses a strategic approach to these issues and how her career at Stanford has presented opportunities to grow and to learn.
How do you approach and implement strategic planning?