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Josh Schneider Web Archivist Assignment

June 13, 2019
by Robert G Trujillo

Josh Schneider has a new assignment as Web Archivist for Stanford Libraries

Stanford Libraries has been engaged in web archiving for over a decade with an emphasis on collecting the “.stanford.edu” and federal, state and local government domains and has determined that we need to have a more strategic and purposeful initiative.  Accordingly Special Collections has reassigned Josh Schneider from his current role as Assistant University Archivist, to this new role as Stanford’s first full time Web Archivist. 

Call for feedback and contributions to forthcoming ArcLight work cycle

June 12, 2019
by Mark A. Matienzo

Stanford Libraries is organizing a work cycle later this year for ArcLight, a Rails engine supporting discovery of archival material. The work cycle is expected to run from August 12 to October 11, 2019, with planned contributions in terms of staff and development time from Stanford University, University of Michigan, Indiana University, and Princeton University. This work expands upon the work undertaken between April to June 2017 to develop a minimum viable product, and focuses on adding features, fixing bugs, and ensuring it is better suited as a product for future adoption and development. 

As a part of planning for this work cycle, Stanford, Michigan, Indiana, and Princeton have begun developing a collaborative roadmap to help us scope candidate areas of development. Following the process undertaken recently by the Spotlight community, we are now looking for contributions to and feedback on the roadmap to inform our work. If you’ve previously shared evaluations of ArcLight internal to your organization, we welcome you incorporating your ideas for features and improvements to this document. Our first deadline for contributions to the ArcLight work cycle roadmap is June 28, 2019.

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Math is for everyone

June 6, 2019
by Kathryn M Kerns

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute of Berkeley, California created the Mathical Book Prize in 2015 in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).  "The Mathical Book Prize aims to inspire a love of mathematics in the everyday world in children of all ages.

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Concierge Tours: Branner Library

June 5, 2019
by Ellie Buckley

Please join us at Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections for a tour of our branch. We’ll show you the different areas of the library in support of the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences, the campus community through the Stanford Geospatial Center, and the map room housing the circulating map collection. You’ll get hands-on experience with understanding how maps “have a point of view”, work with digital maps to manipulate data, and more! Tours will be limited to 20 people and so sign up fast.

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Collecting conflict: an interview with C. Ryan Perkins

May 30, 2019
by David A Jordan

C. Ryan Perkins accepted appointment as Stanford’s first South Asian Studies Librarian in the autumn quarter of 2015.  At that time, there was a broad university-led effort to expand South Asia-related scholarship, teaching, and research across campus. In this interview, Ryan gives an account of his first four academic years at Stanford and describes his current projects and priorities.

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