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New library entrance card readers at Cecil H. Green Library

November 18, 2013
by Rebecca Ione Pernell

The entry turnstiles and other building-access card readers in Cecil H. Green Library will be upgraded during Thanksgiving Recess, starting Monday, November 25, 2013.

The new cards will have the required proximity chip that will unlock the turnstiles. You will be able to hover your card over a sensor to unlock the turnstile or open a door. The reader is sensitive enough that you will likely be able to keep your card in your wallet or bag but still have it read by the sensor.

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Exploring Maps with the California Rare Book School - Map Digitization

November 15, 2013
by Wayne Vanderkuil

During the week of November 4th, Julie Sweetkind-Singer hosted the California Rare Book School (http://www.calrbs.org/) with several sessions held at Stanford University Libraries. The CalRBS is an ongoing program founded by UCLA that educates students interested in the field of rare books. This specific course was designed to provide a general overview of the history of maps in the western world, as well as their use in modern-day teaching and research.

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Rebecca Solnit and the Maps of California as an Island

November 15, 2013
by G. Salim Mohammed

Author Rebecca Solnit was co-sponsored by the Stanford University Libraries and the Bill Lane Center for the American West as a visiting researcher and spent time with us during the Winter and Spring of 2013. During this time, she explored the library's newly acquired collection of historic maps that curiously depict California as an island off the West coast of North America.

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CrossMark: Helping researchers decide what scholarly content to trust

November 14, 2013
by Grace Baysinger

"What happens when the record of scholarly research published in journals, books, proceedings or other documents changes? As careful as authors, reviewers, and publishers are in the publication process, corrections, updates, errata, and even retractions and withdrawals are sometimes necessary. But how can researchers find out about these important changes?" Learn more about CrossMark.

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Cabrinety Software Preservation @ DLF

November 14, 2013
by Michael G Olson

An update on Stanford's Cabrinety Software Preservation grant was recently presented to the Digital Library Federation conference in Austin, Texas. Highlights from the first year of this two year project include the successful forensic imaging and digital photography of almost 900 software titles representing over 116,000 unique files.  The slides from the presentation are now available via slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/molsontravel/dlf-snapshot2013draftcombined.

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