Special projects

Special projects highlighting the breadth and depth of Stanford Libraries' digitization services, the expertise that digitization staff bring to our work, and how we engage with departments at Stanford and institutions more broadly with a strong collaborative spirit.

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Emulation as a Service

Stanford Libraries is a pilot participant in the Emulation-as-a-Service Infrastructure project (EaaSI), a multi-institutional effort led by Yale University Libraries to share legacy computing environments and software to address digital access challenges with emulation.

A neolithic flint axe head 

3D scanning: beyond hands on

Deriving 3D models of Stanford's  archaeological artifacts in the classroom with students takes teaching critical thinking to a new level.

Sony EIAJ video player

Great Lengths

How we refurbished a vintage video reel player in order to digitally preserve early video recordings in Buckminster Fuller's archive and other notable collections.

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AV Artifact Atlas

SMPL led the development and launch of a community-based resource for identifying and remediating errors encountered when playing back and preserving audiovisual material.

 Papryus fragment

Classics papyri

The oldest materials digitized by the DPG, these Egyptian papyri fragments date back to 250-150 BCE.

The lady's adviser 

A lady's fan

Through the careful efforts of DPG's photographers, online viewers may now safely enjoy the high-resolution details of each vignette depicted on this unique late eighteenth century fan.