In recent years, Prof. Elizabeth Kessler’s American Studies course, “StarStuff: Space and the American Imagination,” brought students into our Special Collections Barchas Room for hands-on viewings of antiquarian astronomy texts, 19th century lithographs and planispheres, scientific literature, and contemporary fine art photography.
When the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) set out in January 2015 to research the ability of students to judge the credibility of online information, they could never have predicted that their results would be disseminated precisely at a time when the level of public concern over the availability, spread, and impact of misinformation online was sky high.
Having an ORCID ID enables you to distinguish yourself from others who may have the same name. An ORCID ID is a persistent identifier that supports your efforts when you change positions, institutions, or even your hame. Your ORCID record enables you to enter information once for reuse multiple times. Because ORCID.org is a non-profit organization, your information is not sold. There is no cost for using ORCID and you control the visibility of your ORCID record. Automatic updates for your new publications can be sent to your ORCID record, making it easier to keep your information current.
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.