Blog topic: SearchWorks

Li and Ma Science Library Winter Break 2020

December 2, 2020
by Aparna Sharma

Science Library

 The Li & Ma Science Library is closed during the University’s Winter closure (December 11th  2020 – January 4th, 2021)

The following reduced services will be available during Winter Break (December 11, 2020 -January 4, 2021):
  • Green Library will have limited open hours. Users who plan to enter Green Library must have an active Stanford ID card.
  • Book Returns: Science Library book drop is temporarily closed. Please return all checked out items to the Green Library’s outdoor book-drops.
  • SearchWorks will be available. Request links for recalls, paging from storage, etc. in Searchworks will be available. Paged items from storage will not be available until we re-open in January. 
  • Circulation and Reference Services: No items will be due during Winter Break. Recently checked out items will be due January 11, 2021 or later. Email and phone messages will be checked when staff return after Winter Break.
  • Reporting e-Journal/Database Problems: If access to an e-journal or database stops working, please fill out the web form for Connection Problems.
  • Software: For the software key requests, please contact Grace Baysinger.
  • Interlibrary Borrowing: Forms for Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery remain available. Requests will be processed when staff return after Winter Break. Expect delays in receiving requested materials.
Please visit Stanford Libraries website for the up-to-date information. 

Photo of Gerhard Samuel collection digital object.

901 sound recordings released to Searchworks by the Archive of Recorded Sound

At the Archive of Recorded Sound we have all been adapting to working in a variety of situations ranging from wearing masks all day to child care while nursery schools are closed. With the shift to working from home the Archive of Recorded Sound staff transitioned from processing physical collections and helping researchers in person to virtual office hours and the digital collection description backlog.

How to find streaming archival sound recordings in Searchworks

February 7, 2020
by Nathan Coy

Recently, at the Archive of Recorded Sound we have had discussions with many students about finding more than just the expected in Searchworks. In this case digitized archival sound recordings. Many of the sound recordings we work to preserve and provide access to are available streaming to the Stanford community and a few are even available to anyone interested in the world. Following are two video tutorials on how to filter search results to streaming archival sound recordings in Searchworks.

Image of a printed program from a Standard Hour broadcast

Historic Standard Hour radio broadcasts now accessible in SearchWorks

The Archive of Recorded Sound, in collaboration with the Stanford Media Preservation Lab, recently completed the digitization and cataloging of 684 analog recordings of The Standard Hour radio broadcasts that occurred between 1938 and 1955.  This extensive project was generously funded through the Recordings at Risk program sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).   

Improvements to SearchWorks in Summer and Fall 2018

During a four-month span between August and November of 2018, an interdepartmental team from the Stanford Libraries worked diligently to make a series of improvements to SearchWorks, Stanford’s world-class online catalog and discovery system.  The improvements are wide-ranging and diverse, and touch nearly every aspect of SearchWorks, which is an essential tool for Stanford faculty and students in support of research and instruction.  The work described below is the result of over four months of hard work by a world-class team of experts drawn

Stanford record in Who's on Frist

Who’s on First at Stanford

Here at the Stanford Libraries, we are a big fan of Who’s on First. While the comedy routine by Abbott and Costello is pretty good, here we are talking about the gazetteer project Who’s on First created by the team at Mapzen. The Who’s on First (WoF) gazetteer is a “big list of places” comprising one of the largest and richest compilations of Open and permissively licensed geospatial data.

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