Please join me in welcoming our new Biology Librarian Kristen Greenland to the Stanford Libraries! Kristen began her role on January 23, 2023. Prior to coming to Stanford, Kristen was the Chemical & Physical Sciences Librarian at UC Berkeley and supported teaching and research in the Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering departments.
Today we celebrate transformative data in this penultimate post in the "Data We Love" series for #LoveDataStanford during #LoveData23 Week! Head's up: if the phrase "collections as data" means anything to you, this one should be especially compelling, but we all can learn from this exemplary approach to transforming data in the interest of past, present and future!
This week is International Love Data Week, a celebration of all things data! This year's theme is "Data: Agent of Change" and is focused on inspiring our community to use data to bring about changes that matter. Policy change, environmental change, social change... we can move mountains with the right data guiding our decisions.
To kick off the celebration, we've assembled 10 positive steps you can take this week to put you on the road to better data for your research. Commit to making one of these changes this week, or go big and start on one every week for the next 10 weeks or every week day for the next 2 weeks!
And, of course, check out all of other great Love Data Week activities!
Stanford Libraries and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability (SDSS) are delighted to announce that Christine (Chrissy) Garcia will be joining Stanford Libraries on November 14, 2022 as the Geoscience Specimen Collections Curator and Manager. This unique position sits within the Libraries, but will be responsible for managing the rock, mineral, and paleontology collections for the School. This collaboration will combine the expertise of both groups with active faculty input on the historical and contemporaneous collections and the libraries deep knowledge of material management, metadata standards, physical and digital preservation, and digitization workflows.
Working with science data can be tough! Real datasets are often complex, with each type of data bringing along it its own needs for quality control, management, and analysis. Feeling overwhelmed? You're not alone!
The Stanford Libraries and the Lane Medical Library are very excited to announce that the Fall 2022 Gear-Up will focus on dealing with real data in the sciences. This event will consist of a series of virtual and hybrid workshops over 3 days, Monday - Wednesday October 10-12, culminating in an in-person research symposium and social hour on Thursday, October 13, 2022.
It's that time of year again! Summertime. The perfect time to relax and fall into the pages of a good book. These Stanford Libraries Science and Engineering Resource Group* staff picks offer the perfect selection. There is something for everyone, from solving a murder mystery to exploring the cosmos.
Amongst our map team here at Stanford Libraries, we have several part-time members who we just wish so badly were full-time. Their dedication and contributions are invaluable, undoubtedly being the individuals behind the curtain keeping this show on the road.
Brynn Kramer and Meagan Trott have long been two of these employees, and it is with great excitement that the entire map team welcomes and presents them as our project team for processing and cataloging the cartographic portion of the Conrad Collection on Dutch Waterways.