Join Alyssa Hislop and Jonathan Manton in the Archive of Recorded Sound for a tour of the Player Piano Project. In addition to providing an overview of the project and the technology of piano rolls and player pianos, Alyssa and Jonathan will show guests some of the amazing discoveries made during the recent cataloging work of the Welte Mignon rolls from the Denis Condon Collection, which has been ongoing since the beginning of the year and has recently been completed.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Dog Petting • Chair Massages • Arts & Crafts • And More!
Students are invited to stop by Green Library on Thursday, December 3rd between 3:30 - 6:30 pm to participate in some stress-reducing activities during finals.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Book Launch & Reception for two new books related to Angola:
National Liberation in Post-Colonial Southern Africa by Christian Williams and
Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola by Justin Pearce
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stanford University Center for African Studies and the Four Decades of Angolan Independence Geballe Workshop, Stanford University Libraries is hosting a book launch of two new books: one on politcal history in central Angola from 1975-2002; and the other, an ethnography of members of the Namibian liberation movement, SWAPO (South West African People's Organization), many of whom were exiles in Angola, Zambia and Tanzania during the liberation struggles in Southern Africa.
The authors of these two books will give brief introductions of their work and sign bookplates. The Stanford University Bookstore will be on hand to take book orders.
This event is open to the public and takes place on Monday, November 16th, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in Green Library, 5th floor, Bender Room.
Friday, November 6, 2015
This most recent development supports the Libraries ongoing efforts to expand its Baltic Studies collection and commitment to preserve the region’s cultural heritage.
Washington DC—Earlier this week on Nov. 3, 2015 Eerik Marmei, the Estonian Ambassador to the United States, presented Michael Keller, Stanford University Librarian, with an Estonian e-resident’s digital identity card. Keller has become one of the 6,000 people to join the tech-savvy country’s bold e-residency program.
Under Michael Keller’s leadership and with donor support Stanford Libraries has established a growing Baltic Studies Program, which includes resources on Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian history, literature and culture. In addition to books, periodicals and primary source holding Stanford Libraries actively collaborates with the Museum of Occupations in Tallinn, Estonia, as well as other institutions and organizations in order to enhance the Baltic studies by conducting collaborative projects, organizing seminars, conferences and other events to support collection development.