Our wonderful friend and colleague, Paul Zarins, has retired after 24 years at the Stanford Libraries. Many of us have worked with Paul in his role as Digital Collections Librarian. In that role, Paul singlehandedly developed a framework for licensing electronic resources that is of enormous benefit at SUL and across the Stanford community.
Who could have guessed it? Player pianos rolls, those curious scrolls of punched, now brittle and yellowed paper you might come across at the thrift store, are at the center of new research underway at – where else? -- the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).
From November 2-8, the East Asia Library will host an exhibition of student work from ART243: The Art Peony in Chinese Brush Painting, taught by Felix Chan Lim, Ph.D. and Bobbi Makani-Lim, Ph.D. The exhibition will be located on the 2nd floor near the Current Newspapers area.
The study of art history involves research in many different subject areas. In the case of someone studying depictions of women in medieval art, databases covering Religious Studies, Medieval Studies, History, Feminist Studies, and Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Studies such as the following provide a wealth of information, in addition to images and access to primary sources, some with translations.
Here are several databases you can consult to find news, book reviews, dissertations, and general reference materials.
Access World Newsprovides full-text articles from local, regional, national, and international sources. Access World News also features special reports and “hot topics” that focus on current issues.
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter, the founding document of the Organization. Signed in San Francisco by 51 Member States, the Charter lays out the main goals of the United Nations to maintain international peace and security, to protect human rights, to promote sustainable development, to deliver humanitarian aid, and to uphold international law.
Stop! What you are about to read is good stuff but if you also register for GISDay@Stanford 2019, it will be even better.
Please note that registration is currently restricted to Stanford affiliates. If you would like to attend but are not a Stanford affiliate, please add yourself to the waiting list and we will release unclaimed tickets the week before the event.