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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A new exhibition has just opened at the Music Library entitled Treasures from the Archive of Recorded Sound, on show through August 14. The exhibition was curated and installed by the Archive of Recorded Sound's Interim Operations Manager, Benjamin Bates, who describes the content and theme of the exhibit in more detail. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Satirical print of French aristocrats

The Stanford Libraries is highlighted in today's issue of the Stanford News for its recent release of the French Revolution Digital Archive (FRDA). The archive, a collaboration between the Stanford Libraries and the Bibliothéque nationale de France, contains both images and textual documentation of the French Revolution's early years.

Friday, March 14, 2014

We've set up trial access for a new database called VoxGov (http://voxgov.com). Please take a moment to put the database through its paces and send any feedback you have to me at jrjacobs AT stanford DOT edu by April 8, 2014.

VoxGov has a powerful search and pulls together a large swath of US federal public domain government information with social media data and displays it in a visually understandable way.

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Archive of Recorded Sound is pleased to announce the launch of a substantially updated finding aid for the Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville Collection. In addition to many other notable improvements, which include English summaries of each interview from the collection and additional subject headings to aid discovery, the new finding aid now includes streaming audio of each recorded interview. The finding aid is available on the Online Archive of California.

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