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New database: Cumhuriyet Digital Archive

November 9, 2021
by Kioumars Ghereghlou

I am pleased to announce the addition of the Cumhuriyet Digital Archive database to Stanford Libraries collections. The oldest secular and one of the most influential newspapers in Turkey, Cumhuriyet (“The Republic”) was founded by journalist Yunus Nadi Abalıoğlu at the initiative of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on 7 May 1924 and published continuously since its first edition.

Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom, Tallinn, Estonia. Credit: Sven Soome, 2021.

SUL and Vabamu establish Stanford-Estonia Exchange Program in Tallinn, Estonia

November 9, 2021
by Liisi Esse

Stanford University Libraries (SUL) and Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom (Vabamu) are joining forces to establish the Stanford-Estonia Exchange Program centered at Vabamu (Tallinn, Estonia). The program will be launched with seed funding from the Kistler-Ritso Foundation and will offer travel itineraries, activities, and support to visitors to Estonia who are affiliated with Stanford University.

Bouncing back: the 2021 rundown of student deposits in the Stanford Digital Repository

November 3, 2021
by Hannah Frost
Coming off the year 2020, we celebrate the rebounding number of Stanford departments and programs engaging the SDR's services to manage, archive, and publish the work of Stanford students. There were a total of 37 collections active in 2021 - -- including 4 new collections -- and 264 students deposited their works, including honors theses, masters theses, capstones, final project reports, and so forth. All are accessible in SearchWorks.
 
Cover of In Plain Sight

A great loss for children's literature

November 1, 2021
by Kelly L Roll

This year has seen the loss of two great illustrators. Earlier this year the kid lit industry suffered the loss of Floyd Cooper.  Floyd Cooper explored the African-American experience through the lens of history. Through his work he hoped to recount pieces of history that were either not taught or barely taught.    He certainly achieved that with his most recent work -  Unspeakable : the Tulsa Race Massacre.  He also created affirmative  illustrations in books like The Blacker the Berry, a 2009 Coretta Scott King illustrator award winner.

Logo for the Lighting the Way project

Announcing The Lighting the Way Handbook

November 1, 2021
by Mark A. Matienzo

The Lighting the Way project team is pleased to announce the publication of The Lighting the Way Handbook: Case Studies, Guidelines, and Emergent Futures for Archival Discovery and Delivery, edited by Mark A. Matienzo and Dinah Handel. It represents the synthesis of the work of participants in the Lighting the Way Working Meeting, a practitioner-focused strategic thinking opportunity intended to explore topics related to archival discovery and delivery. The Lighting the Way Handbook includes case studies on work at specific institutions, chapters exploring the impact of standards and best practices on archival discovery and delivery, and descriptions of emergent opportunities that advocate for new programmatic work, as well as an introduction that contextualizes the chapters, draws thematic connections between them, and provides concrete recommendations about how to advance work on archival discovery and delivery.

Photo of Cemetery of the salt mining Rica Aventura, María Elena, Chile

Remembering "Day of the Dead" Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

October 31, 2021
by Adan Griego

We lived in a farming community in the outskirts of Ciudad Juárez, not far from the Rio Grande, as it appeared in U.S. maps. In first grade, at the Escuela Rural Federal Primero de Mayo, we would learn it as Río Bravo del Norte. The towns of Ysleta, Socorro, and San Elizario, on the other side of the River, were familiar names from the many relatives who would visit us on weekends. One year they donated electric blankets, never mind that we had no electricity!

A screenshot of Animal Crossing: New Digital Humanities where Camille Villa presented on IIIF for bringing art into the game.

Building pandemic-era community with "Animal Crossing: New Digital Humanities"

October 25, 2021
by Quinn Dombrowski

When campuses across the world shut down their physical spaces in March 2020, lecture series were canceled or moved to Zoom, where many of them remain to this day. Speakers and attendees learned how to manage the gaze of the webcam with carefully curated spaces in their homes, virtual backgrounds, special lighting, or reducing their presence to a simple black square.

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