We are thrilled to announce the publication of the 100th Spotlight at Stanford exhibit! Opening Night! Opera & Oratorio Premieres was created and published by Ray Heigemeir of the Stanford Music Library, with selected customizations supported by Chris Beer of Digital Library Systems and Services’ Access Team.
Below are some ways for you to stay connected and get help with R this quarter.
Virtual R Lab
Starting next week (April 8) the weekly R Lab will be online. This is a collaborative space to get started with R, to troubleshoot and connect.
Time: Wednesdays 2-4pm from April 8 to May 27
Location: Zoom link
Welcome to the Winter 2020 Digital Library Services Newsletter, prepared by the Product and Service Management team! This newsletter includes contributions from: Cathy Aster, Hannah Frost, Dinah Handel, Sarah Seestone, Andrew Berger, and Michael Olson.
Kelly Roll has been gathering resources for those who cannot use our Curriculum Collection--which these days is everyone. Here are some of the gems she's found:
- LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!
- From Mac Barnett macs book club show with episodes once a day
- From Oliver Jeffers an instagram presentation and a read aloud weekdays
- The Aaron Reynolds Stay-At-Home Show
- Dav Pilkey, Author and Illustrator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants read alouds
- Sankofa Read Aloud - YouTube - Online African American children stories
The image associated with this post is from "Autonomous Trap" by James Bridle.
If you attended or watched the talks at Fantastic Futures December 2019, you know that the answer to that question is emphatically, No. Both of the keynote speakers spoke to the essential role of libraries, whether in providing curated data to improve AI, or in preserving the data, models, and records for oversight of how the technology is implemented. We saw a number of examples of practitioners operating within libraries, archives, and museums who are applying the techniques of AI to their own work. We also learned about Elements of AI, a free online course that can be taken while sheltering in place during the dangerous spread of Covid-19.
The Department of Special Collections & University Archives is pleased to welcome Gurudarshan into a continuing position in our Redwood City branch, taking over from Malgorzata Schaefer who is retiring as of March 31st. I am doubly pleased with this outcome, as Gurudarshan has been working on a series of term and grant-funded positions at Stanford Libraries since 2014 – in both Special Collections and the Archives of Recorded Sound.
TL;DR: The Stanford Media Preservation Lab (SMPL) and the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) have together reached a major milestone with over half a petabyte of preserved AV media content accessioned in the repository. This summer, SMPL expects to complete working through the backlog of digital audio and video files accumulated over the past decade.