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.
New Exhibition at the Bowes Art & Architecture Library
Ioulia Akhmadeeva, Escrituras de la Memoria (Writings of Memory)
October 3 – November 29, 2019
In Ioulia Akhmadeeva’s artist’s books presented at the Bowes Art & Architecture Library, family stories, migration, and memory are intertwined and narrate how an outward journey mirrors an inward metamorphosis. In these books in particular, the past and family are part of a continual evolution that inform her artistic practice.
A self-assembled Stanford Libraries working group has recently revised the Stanford Libraries Code of Conduct, especially as it relates to conferences and events we host and attend. Group members included Amy Hodge, Cathy Aster, Glynn Edwards, Mark Matienzo, and Mike Giarlo.
Guest post co-authored by Christian Brickhouse, Ph.D. student in the Department of Linguistics.
Please join us on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 14, 2019, in El Centro Chicano (at the front of Old Union, on the Stanford campus), between 10am and 4pm, for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focusing on indigenous languages.
The purpose of oral history testimony is not only to gather facts, but also to gain a deeper understanding of events as they were lived and filtered through personal reflection. Unlike most documentation from th[e] period - written by the perpetrators – oral testimony gives a voice to the survivors and other witnesses, allowing them to speak directly about their personal experiences. [Source: Visual History Archive website.]