Blogs

Announcing the new SDR Self-deposit Application

August 9, 2021
by Dr. Amy E. Hodge

We are excited to announce the release of a new, online self-deposit application for the Stanford Digital Repository, with a brand-new user interface. The new application was designed with a focus on improved accessibility and better future support for Open Access as well as other campus research and digital library needs.

Much of the content from the old SDR online deposit system has been migrated to the new system. Some collections that originated in the old system were not migrated because they were complete and are no longer growing, but these collections remain preserved in the SDR and accessible via SearchWorks and our repository administrative systems.

In total, 187 collections containing 4558 items were migrated to the new system.

The video below provides a brief (2.5 min.) overview of the new application.

Tamar Barzel, new head of the music library at Stanford

New Head of the Stanford Music Library and Archive of Recorded Sound

July 14, 2021
by Matt Marostica

I am thrilled to announce that the Stanford Music Library has a new Head Librarian, Tamar Barzel. Tamar arrived at Stanford on July 1 after having spent the last three years as Assistant Research Scholar at New York University Libraries where she developed the music holdings in the Downtown Collection. Prior to arriving at NYU, Tamar was on the music faculty at Wellesley College, where she directed the ethnomusicology program and taught courses in jazz, popular music and field methods.

Chinese rare book text close-up

SUL joins international partnership to digitize and make available Chinese rare books

July 13, 2021
by Hannah Frost

Stanford Libraries is embarking on an exciting collaboration with the National Central Library of Taiwan (NCL) to digitize a selection of Chinese rare books in the holdings of the East Asia Library and the Bowes Art & Architecture Library. The scanned titles will be added to the NCL’s Rare Books and Special Collections online database, a significant research resource open to the world for the study of Chinese history and culture.

Logo for the Lighting the Way project

July 27 webinar on the Lighting the Way project

July 13, 2021
by Mark A. Matienzo

The Lighting the Way project team is pleased to announce a webinar on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 8:00 AM PDT as part of Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series. The webinar is free to attend and open to all with advance registration. This webinar will be of interest to library and archive workers, those who manage and allocate resources to special collections, and those who are considering new modes of meeting facilitation and collaboration.

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