Author Rebecca Solnit published “An Island Is Anything Surrounded By Difference: Thoughts on Maps and History” on the website of the The Bill Lane Center for the American West, where she was a visiting researcher in the Winter and Spring of 2013, exploring Stanford's newly acquired collection of historic maps that curiously depict California as an island off the West coast of North America.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
SUL has the following new positions this week:
Linked Data Programmer Analyst, DLSS, Stanford University Libraries (#61547)
Technical Collaboration Facilitator, DLSS. Stanford University Libraries (#61545)
User Experience Specialist, Academic Computing Services, University Libraries (#61512)
Newspaper Collections Project Manager, Director's Office, Stanford University Libraries (#61479)
For a complete description of open positions within SUL, go to the Stanford Library Jobs page.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Stanford Libraries will be operating on a reduced schedule during Winter Intersession and during the Stanford University Winter Closure period.
A few libraries will be open reduced hours on January 5. All libraries will resume regular hours on January 6. See week of January 5-11, 2014 for details.
If you will be away from campus during the holiday period, remember to set up your browser for off-campus access to library resources.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
In an article in Library Journal discussing controversial video games such as the recently released Grand Theft Auto V, the Stanford Libraries’ curator of the history of science, technology, film and media, Henry Lowood, was interviewed at length about the complexity of long-term preservation of video games and their iterations: "Digital games, as software, are a form of multimedia, and almost every other [digital] media you can imagine is embedded in games—there are movies, music, there's text here and there, animation.