Over the last few months, University Archives has processed many collections of former and current Stanford professors’ papers. The Scott Hubbard Papers and William C. Dement Papers are just two of the many collections we’ve processed, but they personally stuck out to me due to the wealth of their research opportunities.
Blog topic: Science
Friday, May 10th, marks the sesquicentennial of the Golden Spike, the ceremonial completion of the first transcontinental railroad. In honor of the occasion, curators Eitan Kensky, Kathleen Smith, and Ben Stone are organizing an Open House in Green Library from 11:00am to 3:00pm. In addition to material documenting the American transcontinental railroad and railroads in the United States, this event highlights stories of other significant trains and transportation networks around the world.
On Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 10 am to 4:30 pm, the Bowes Art & Architecture Library (355 Roth Way, on the Stanford campus) will host an Art + Science + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in recognition of International Women’s Day (March 8), Women’s History Month (all of March), and Pi Day (3.14). Come when you want, and stay as long as you want! This will be the third annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia event hosted by the Stanford Libraries, and the first time we’ve broadened our scope to include women in the sciences.
Are you using computing in your research? Do you have questions about Stanford's complex array of computing resources? Join Stanford Libraries and the Stanford Research Computing Center for our annual Gear Up for Research event:
Gear Up for Research Computing
Tuesday, February 26, 9:45 am to 2:45 pm
Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building
Last week, Stanford Libraries hosted our 10th two-day Carpentries workshop (I think -- I'm starting to lose count!). These workshops are designed to teach foundational coding and data science skills to graduate students, post-docs, research staff -- really, anyone on Stanford's campus who is doing research and needs to develop computational skills to help them get their tasks done more efficiently and less painfully.
This workshop focused on the open source tools of shell, Git, and R, and focused on tasks like automation, version control, and modular programming. We had a fabulous all-female instructor team that included the Libraries' Claudia Engel, Mary-Ellen Petrich from LOCKSS, and Melissa Ko, lecturer in the Thinking Matters program. Our instructors were assisted by helpers John Borghi, Max Czapanskiy, Edgar Vivanco, and Amy Hodge.
The Carpentries (and the Libraries, for that matter) are very interested in assessment so that we can check how good a job we're doing. Fourteen of the nineteen attendees at our workshop filled out our survey at the end of the event, and here's what they had to say:
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Note to our readers: The Stanford Digital Repository team is reviving our popular blog series in order to highlight some of the terrific content deposited by our community on a regular basis. Be on the lookout for monthly posts!
When Biology student Julia Grace Mason requested a DOI from the SDR team for her recent dataset deposit, I was pleased to see continued uptake of our DOI service launched earlier this year with Stanford Libraries' new membership to DataCite. This service is of growing importance to Stanford’s publishing researchers! While preparing the metadata for the DOI, I had the opportunity to check out what her research is all about. If you are interested in sharks, Peru, ecology, and qualitative-quantitative hybrid research methods, you will agree this work is impressive!