Blog topic: University Archives

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Archives celebrates Black History Month

February 19, 2014
by Josh Schneider
The Stanford University Archives is pleased to announce it will be hosting members of the campus community to view materials from Special Collections and University Archives in commemoration of Black History Month. Materials can be viewed in the Barchas Room of Green Library this Friday, February 21, 2014, from 11 AM - 1 PM.
Open tape reel from Gerhard Samuel Collection, ARS.0049

How accessible are our media collections?

During the fall of 2013, Stanford University Libraries (SUL) convened a working group to investigate the current state of access to audio and moving image materials held within its various collections, notably rare materials within its different special collections departments, along with those held at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives. 

Following many weeks of investigation, the Media Access Working Group (MAWG) produced a report in December 2013 outlining its findings, along with various recommendations to help tackle the issues discovered. The group considered issues relating to use cases, copyright status, available technologies - including media streaming, and content usage. 

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