Blog topic: Sound recordings

Presenting “Digitization Exemplars”: a new resource for SUL staff and our collaborators

The header, Digitization Exemplars, appears against a background depicting various tools used as part of the digital imaging process. -
February 2, 2023
by Hannah Frost

Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS) has published a new reference resource about the work we produce in digitization services: Digitization Exemplars. This exhibit features an array of examples of each of the kinds of materials that we digitally reformat in our various labs.

Student guest blogpost: Noah Lightfoot's time with the Theodore Chandik Jazz Collection

Noah Lightfoot poses with a signed copy of Clifford Brown and Max Roach.
November 3, 2022
by Clare Spitzer

Noah Lightfoot, class of '22, spent 3 years working primarily with the Theodore Chandik Jazz Collection. In this post, he describes his experience working with these albums, some of which are available to listen to at the Music Library's new LP listening station. We thank him for the great work he did, and wish him the best of luck in the future!

Updated finding aid for the Jim Cullum Collection now available for research

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performing at Carnegie Hall
October 11, 2022
by Christopher Alan Walker

An updated finding aid for the Jim Cullum Collection is now available on the Online Archive of California and is open for research.

Digital library services news - fall 2021

Digital Library Services News - Fall 2021
November 14, 2021
by Hannah Frost

Contributors to this issue: Cathy Aster,  Hannah Frost, Dinah Handel, Andria Olson and Michael Olson.
As always, we are grateful for our many collaborators! 

Guest Blogger: Summer Intern Eli Waldman

Eli Waldman
September 20, 2021
by Emma Frothingham

As a freshman who didn’t get to experience any Stanford campus and community life this past year, I arrived on campus in June hoping to immerse myself in everything Stanford--past and present. My internship with the Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program certainly helped me accomplish this.

Stanford Libraries welcomes Kabir Hermon, Audio Digitization Specialist

Kabir Hermon
September 13, 2021
by Hannah Frost

It is my delight to share the news that Kabir Hermon is joining the staff of Digital Library Systems and Services as our new Audio Digitization Specialist. Kabir’s first day will be Monday, September 20, and he will be working alongside Geoff Willard and Michael Angeletti at our media preservation facilities on the Stanford Redwood City campus.

Two San Francisco Bay Area Jazz Collections and an American League Baseball Team

Oakland A's Swingers Band
June 9, 2021
by Nathan Coy

In this guest blog, former Archive of Recorded Sound Project Archivist and current Stanford Libraries Special Collections Associate Archivist Gurudarshan Khalsa writes about two San Francisco Bay Area Jazz collections he worked on at the Archive of Recorded Sound: the Burt Bales Collection and the Dave Radlauer Jazz Collection.

John W. Gardner Spotlight Exhibit

John Gardner and Lyndon Johnson in the Oval Office
April 19, 2021
by Emma Frothingham


The Spotlight exhibit on John W. Gardner provides a glimpse at his life and distinguished career in public service, as well as his time at Stanford as a student, trustee, professor, and mentor.