The physical materials in the Chiapas Photography Project collection have been processed and are now available for research. The finding aid to the collection can be viewed here at the Online Archive of California. The materials in the collection include administrative files, public activities files (including flyers, pamphlets, and booklets), photographs, slides, negatives, contact sheets, correspondence, publications, and audiovisual media.
Conservation Services welcomed Aisha Wahab on September 9, 2019 to serve as Stanford Libraries first full-time paper conservator. She will be working on collection materials including maps, broadsides, deeds, posters, and other items made of paper or parchment. She’s already begun consulting with Special Collections staff on housing flat paper materials in archival collections. She’ll be part of our “conservation office hour” visits.
arXiv.org is a great resource for pre-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, and Economics. While the PDF format of the pre-prints hosted there is great for offline reading or printing, it's not the best choice for online viewing, and now there is a great alternative in arXiv Vanity (https://www.arxiv-vanity.com/).
Please join the Department of Special Collections & University Archives in welcoming Deardra Fuzzell as its Exhibits Coordinator. She will begin her new assignment on November 1, 2019.
Stanford Libraries will host the 2nd International Conference on AI for Libraries, Archives, and Museums over three days, December 4, 5 & 6, 2019. The first 'Fantastic Futures' conference, which took place in December 2018 at the National Library of Norway in Oslo, initiated a community-focused approach to addressing the challenges and possibilities for libraries, archives, and museums in the era of artificial intelligence.
The Society of American Archivists has established October 2nd as #AskAnArchivist Day, focused on outreach through answering questions posted to Twitter with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist. The Lighting the Way project team sees this a great opportunity to reach out to the archives and special collections community around starting to think about the big questions facing our project.