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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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The Stanford University Press, a division of the Libraries, has issued its Fall 2015 catalog. Alongside various academic imprints and series, the recently launched Redwood Press publishes intellectually stimulating books written for a trade audience, spanning a variety of topics in an array of diverse voices and styles. Issuing its first catalog in 1926, the Press has a long and proud history of publication with recent emphases on the humanities and social sciences.

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Fragments of a manuscript containing rare translations of Old French courtly love poems into Old Norse prose were discovered as linings in a bishop’s mitre, and just as remarkably about three-quarters of the original manuscript miraculously survives in the University Library in Uppsala.  Our link is to a blog post from two years ago by Erik Kwakkel, but the fragments were also featured with new photographs in Manuscripts from the Arnamagnaean Collection (2015), a recent arrival in Green Library.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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SUL has the following new positions this week:

HR Administrator 2 (#68249)

Monograph Receiving Operations Manager (#68240)

For a complete description of open positions within SUL, go to the Stanford Library Jobs page.


photo of Ryan Perkins
by Sarah Sussman

We are excited to announce the arrival of Ryan Perkins as the new South Asian Studies Librarian. Ryan, who starts September 8, has the challenge of creating a new collecting area at SUL that focuses on the region that includes the countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka.