Digital Library Blog https://library.stanford.edu/feeds/blog/276 en New collections added to Stanford Digital Repository in February and March 2014 https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/digital-library-blog/2014/04/new-collections-added-stanford-digital-repository-february-and <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>In February and March, approximately 357,000 new files representing over 14,000 items were accessioned into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). These materials include -- but are not limited to -- items from the Watershed Map of India, the People's Computer Company, and Revs Digital Library</p> <p></div></div></div> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:14:54 +0000 rmetz 47698 at https://library.stanford.edu SDR Deposit of the Week: Micrographs that touch a nerve https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/digital-library-blog/2014/04/sdr-deposit-week-micrographs-touch-nerve <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>You might not think of worms when someone mentions neuroscience, but it turns out the tiny, transparent worm <em>C. elegans</em> is a great organism for studying the senses. That's in part because researchers have previously mapped the locations and synaptic connections of each of the 302 neurons of these 1mm long creatures. </p> <p>More recently, researchers Juan Cueva and <a href="https://cap.stanford.edu/profiles/auth/frdActionServlet?choiceId=facProfile&amp;fid=3813&amp;hs_tab=profiles">Miriam Goodman</a> have performed studies using <em>C. elegans</em> to examine how certain touch receptor neurons are activated. They generated nearly 3300 electron micrographs of worm cross sections that have been preserved in the <a href="http://library.stanford.edu/sdr">Stanford Digital Repository</a> (SDR) and are now available for download and reuse by other researchers around the world (see below for links to the images).</p> </div></div></div> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:37:14 +0000 amyhodge 47646 at https://library.stanford.edu New digital collections available in SearchWorks https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/digital-library-blog/2014/03/new-digital-collections-available-searchworks <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p class="p1">Four new digital collections were added to SearchWorks via <a href="http://library.stanford.edu/research/stanford-digital-repository"><span class="s1">Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) online deposit</span></a> during the month of March. These collections take advantage of recently released functionality that provides researchers with new rich discovery and access capabilities for finding and working with digital collection content.</p> <p class="p1"> </div></div></div> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 01:44:00 +0000 lauraw15 47619 at https://library.stanford.edu How Big is a Big Map? Digitizing William Smith's Stratified Map of England, Scotland and Wales from 1815 https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/digital-library-blog/2014/03/how-big-big-map-digitizing-william-smiths-stratified-map-england <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>By Deardra Fuzzell and Wayne Vanderkuil<br /> A historic geologic map, the data for which was compiled over the course of many years by one determined man, William Smith. Completed nearly 2 centuries ago, it remains incredibly relevant. </p> <p>This is one of the largest and most difficult oversized objects Stanford has digitized thus far.<br /> See how the Digital Production Group went about imaging this unique item.</p> </div></div></div> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:19:07 +0000 dfuzzell 47612 at https://library.stanford.edu SDR Deposit of the Week: New collection of theses in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/digital-library-blog/2014/03/sdr-deposit-week-new-collection-theses-feminist-gender-and <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Program in Feminist Studies at Stanford has been around since 1981, but in 2013 the program officially changed its name to the Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies in order to be more inclusive of the broader range of scholarship related to gender and sexuality research. For the history of this name change, please see the story in "<a href="http://gender.stanford.edu/news/2013/program-feminist-gender-and-sexuality-studies-enters-new-era">Gender News</a>". <span>Apropos of the name change, 2013 also marks the first year that the program's undergraduate honors theses have been archived as digital files in the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR).</span></p> </div></div></div> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:33:44 +0000 regirob 47609 at https://library.stanford.edu SDR Deposit of the Week: Data happy as a clam https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/digital-library-blog/2014/03/sdr-deposit-week-data-happy-clam <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><span>"[T]he oceans have always belonged to the clams."</span></p> <p><span>At least from a metabolic perspective, according to Earth Sciences Professor <a href="https://pangea.stanford.edu/researchgroups/paleobiology/">Jonathan Payne</a> </span><span>and his co-authors. The researchers have just published an <a href="http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1783/20133122">article</a> in the <em>Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences</em> about the struggle for dominance between brachiopods and bivalves.</span></p> <p><span></span></p> </div></div></div> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:28:31 +0000 amyhodge 47584 at https://library.stanford.edu Early video from Ampex Corp collection at SF History Expo this weekend https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/digital-library-blog/2014/02/early-video-ampex-corp-collection-sf-history-expo-weekend <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p class="p1">The <a href="http://www.sfhistoryexpo.org/">San Francisco History Expo</a> is this weekend (March 1-2, 2014) at <a href="http://www.theoldmint.org/">the Old Mint</a>. Some <a href="https://archive.org/details/cst_00006">very early video footage</a> from the<a href="http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/ft4s2004rn/"> Ampex Corp collection at Stanford</a> will be on view there.</p> <p class="p1">This footage -- preserved through the state-wide <a href="http://calpreservation.org/cpp/projects/audiovisual-preservation">California Audiovisual Preservation Project</a> -- is special because it demonstrates Ampex's first portable video recorder, the VR-3000. It depicts scenes recorded on a San Francisco cable car going steeply down (probably) California Street in 1967!</p> <p class="p1"> </div></div></div> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:55:10 +0000 hfrost 47520 at https://library.stanford.edu New digital collections available in SearchWorks https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/digital-library-blog/2014/02/new-digital-collections-available-searchworks <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Fourteen new digital collections representing content from SUL, Image, Video and Multimedia Systems - Stanford University and Hoover Archives, are now available in SearchWorks. These collections take advantage of recently released SearchWorks functionality that provides researchers with new rich discovery and access capabilities for finding and working with digital collection content. In addition to the 11 collections from Stanford University Archives that <a href="http://library.stanford.edu/blogs/special-collections-unbound/2014/02/ten-digital-archives-collections-added-searchworks">Daniel Hartwig blogged about</a>, researchers may now discover:</p> <p></div></div></div> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:47:21 +0000 lauraw15 47517 at https://library.stanford.edu Fanning Flames : Advice for a lady -- on love, life, and happiness -- inscribed in the folds of her fan https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/digital-library-blog/2014/02/fanning-flames-advice-lady-love-life-and-happiness-inscribed <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>By Astrid J. Smith and Wayne Vanderkuil.<br /> An object associated with demure and lady-like behavior, the captions underneath each detailed etched vignette on this 1797 fan are surprisingly wry, witty, and thought provoking. Once commonplace, no self-respecting Georgian era lady would be without such an object. As Leah Marie Brown states, “Fans were must-have accoutrements for ladies of 18th century. They were used to perform multiple functions: They could offer a gentle breeze in an overheated room, allow the user to spy on people behind her (some fans had small mirrors on their sticks), conceal gossiping lips, and convey a secret (or not so secret) message.”<br /> See how Digital Production Group went about imaging this unique ladies' fan.</p> </div></div></div> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:18:34 +0000 astrids 47480 at https://library.stanford.edu New collections added to Stanford Digital Repository in January 2014 https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/digital-library-blog/2014/02/new-collections-added-stanford-digital-repository-january-2014 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>In January, approximately 137,000 new files representing over 35,500 items were accessioned into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). These materials include -- but are not limited to -- items from the Jarnydce Collection, TRAIL Maps Project, and the Revs Digital Library.</p> <p></div></div></div> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:26:29 +0000 rmetz 47477 at https://library.stanford.edu