The University Archives is pleased to announce the publication of a new LibGuide to support research into the history of the Asian and Asian American community at Stanford. This time we enlisted Jessica Cebra, Metadata Management Librarian, who works on metadata projects for content in the Stanford Digital Repository. Read on to learn about Jessica's experience compiling content for the guide!
I am pleased to announce Laurence Cefalu started today as the facilities specialist for maintenance and security and will report to Jacob Cohn. Laurence graduated from Arizona State University in 2018 with a degree in political science and a certification in applied business data analytics. Laurence also earned his certified associate in project management from the Project Management Institute. After graduating from ASU, he served as the Administrative Coordinator with the Haas Center for Public Service.
We are pleased to announce that 170 archived websites have just been added to the Chinese Non-Governmental Organizations Web Archive Collection. A total of 367 archived websites are now available in SearchWorks (https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/jt898xc8096). This content is also featured in online exhibit, Recording Civic Action in China (https://exhibits.stanford.edu/chinese-ngos).
The COVID-19 pandemic poses many challenges to libraries, including the accessibility of physical materials in support of teaching and learning. In a more typical quarter, faculty would place books on reserve, so that students could come to the library and check them out for a designated window of study. With most students off campus for remote instruction, colleagues across the library have adapted to the new remote learning conditions of the pandemic in a variety of ways.
Stanford Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce that the email collection of Don Knuth has been processed. This collection consists of email from January 1999 through January 2019. Users can preview Knuth’s email corpus via Stanford's ePADD discovery website. The full text of the emails is only accessible on a workstation in the Field Reading Room, which is open to all members of the general public.
Materials from other libraries, including Green Library, can now be picked up at the East Asia Library. Additionally, patrons are now able to borrow materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.
The Bowes Art & Architecture Library and the Department of Special Collections of the Stanford Libraries are pleased to announce the acquisition of the archive of visual artist, community activist, and Beat Generation proponent Bernice Bing. Bing (1936–1998) overcame numerous obstacles in her life to create paintings combining elements of New York and Bay Area abstraction with Chinese calligraphy and landscape painting practices. Her dynamic amalgamation of Eastern and Western aesthetics and philosophies led to unique abstract and gest