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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SUL Rosette

The Library of Congress, the California Digital Library, the University of North Texas Libraries, the Internet Archive, George Washington University Libraries, Stanford University Libraries and the U.S. Government Publishing Office comprise a team racing time to archive Obama administration websites, as reported in the magazine GCN: “With the end of the Obama presidency nearing, web archivists are working to document federal government websites and social media content before they transition to the new administration on Jan. 20, 2017.”

Read: Archiving Obama administration websites for digital posterity

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SUL Rosette

Stanford University IT
August 29, 2016

A mechanism used by sophisticated hackers to gain comprehensive access to Apple iOS devices, including the ability to eavesdrop on all communications, was recently disclosed. All Stanford community members are urged to upgrade their devices to iOS version 9.3.5 as soon as possible to prevent compromise. To upgrade your device, go to: Settings => General => Software Update.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Topographical Map of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity, G.M. Wheeler, 1883. David Rumsey Map Collection, Stanford Libraries.

On June 15, Salim Mohammed, Stanford's rare map curator and David Rumsey was featured on KQED's Forum with Michael Krasney. Salim and David spoke about the unique and varied map collection at the David Rumsey Map Center, the benefits of exploring both the physical and digital map collection, and "how digitizing maps make them even more relevant today."

See: Stanford Opens Massive Digital Map Archive to Public.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

When We Are No More poster image

In March, Abby Smith Rumsey addressed an audience in Green Library’s Bender Room about her newly published When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future. Rumsey’s latest article, “The Risk of Digital Oblivion: What knowledge should we save?” which appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, asserts: “We live in a technology-dependent world of our own making. The moral responsibility for how we preserve knowledge is greater now than ever before, with more at stake.”

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