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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Founding members of the IIIF-C

Global consortium forms to standardize and improve sharing and displaying of image-based scholarly resources on the web

Leaders from eleven research libraries, national libraries, and nonprofit image repositories met at Oxford University to form the International Image Interoperability Framework Consortium.

Access to image-based resources is fundamental to research, scholarship and the transmission of cultural knowledge. Until now, much of the Internet’s image-based resources have been locked up in silos, with access restricted to custom-built applications. The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) supports uniform display of images of books, maps, scrolls, manuscripts, musical scores and archival material from participating institutions for display, manipulation, measurement and annotation by scholars and students working individually or in groups around the world.

SUL Rosette

In “The quest to save today’s gaming history from being lost forever: Changes in digital distribution, rights management increasingly make preservation tough” (ars technica, June 2, 2015), Henry Lowood, curator for the History of Science & Technology Collections and Film & Media Collections in the Stanford University Libraries, said: "If you want to know how the game was played in 2014, you will need documentation about how the game was played in 2014. Having the game available to you in 2064 so that you can play it yourself won't tell you anything about that. It just tells you how you, 50 years later in a completely different environment, will play that game.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Health Improvement Program (HIP) logo
by Betsy Shelton

This summer, give yourself a restorative break in your day. Join us for yoga classes in Green Library. Both classes are paced slowly, great for beginners.

Instructors also offer modifications of each pose for more advanced students. Classes are held in the IC Classroom, IC 166. Bring a yoga mat.

Stanford Quad corner and column

SUL has the following new positions this week:
   
Lead Content Tester, Library Specialist 3 (#67105)
   
Serials Receiving Specialist, Library Specialist 2 (#67079)

Shipper/Receiver (#67074)

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

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