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Tchaikovsky piano concerto no. 1, complete works edition

Composers and their works

June 23, 2017
by Ray Heigemeir

The scholarly edition of the famous Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1 just landed in my lap (ouch!), which got me thinking about the impressive publications we in the music world know as “composer complete works editions,” or, “composer collected works.” These often lavish, multi-volume sets of music scores are painstakingly produced by scholars, based on all available source material, and published over time following a pre-determined order, and as the name implies, present the complete output of a particular composer.

Concierge Keys

Reminder: Upcoming Concierge Tours

June 21, 2017
by Huey-Ning Tan

Concierge tours of Li Ma Science Library and the Digitization Lab & Imaging Space take place this week and next.  While the tours of the Digitization Lab have reached capacity, there's still room in the Li Ma Science Library tours.

Li Ma Science Library tours:

  • Wednesday, June 21, 10:00-11:00AM
  • Thursday, June 22, 2:00-3:00PM

Tours will meet at the entrance to the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning.

Becky Fischbach and Tom Mullaney

Tom Mullaney & Becky Fischbach: remarks at the 2017 Amy J. Blue Awards ceremony

June 14, 2017
by Glen Worthey

On May 24, 2017, Stanford Libraries staff member Becky Fischbach was awarded the University's Amy J. Blue Award.  Becky and her award were profiled by the University News Service a week earlier ("Elizabeth Fischbach, a ‘storyteller par excellence,’ wins an Amy J. Blue Award").  Below are remarks offered at the awards ceremony by Stanford Professor of History Tom Mullaney, who introduced Becky, and by the laureate herself in accepting the award.  Photos of the event are courtesy of Katie Farrey.

Larry Dahl recognized for 35 years of service

June 12, 2017
by Huey-Ning Tan

On May 25th, at the Multicultural Springfest here on campus, our own Larry Dahl was one of the many Stanford staff recognized for serving 30 to 50 years at the University.  At the celebration each honoree received a certificate + an engraved plaque to honor their service to Stanford with the highlight of shaking hands with Provost Persis Drell on stage.

Neighborhoods, Baghdad, 2010

Baghdad City data now available through EarthWorks

June 12, 2017
by Kimberly A Durante

Faculty, staff, and students affiliated with Stanford University can now find and access GIS vector shapefile data for Baghdad, Iraq using the EarthWorks discovery platform.

Created by LeadDog Consulting, this collection contains layers representing city streets, land use, points of interest, bodies of water, airports, neighborhoods, and railroads from 2010.

Bing Wing Facade Restoration Project

June 9, 2017
by Mimi Calter

As part of its ongoing preservation and renovation programs, Stanford's department of Lands, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) has initiated a project to repair and clean the exterior facade of the historic Bing Wing of Green Library.  This will be a three-year project, taking place in the summer of each of the next three years.

Yewno Discover UI Redesign

June 7, 2017
by Mimi Calter

You’ll soon see exciting enhancements to Yewno Discover, including a redesign of the user interface.  This UI redesign is driven by vast increases in content from Yewno’s quality academic sources, as well as indispensable feedback from customers and users on how to bring even more value and benefits - with images, enhanced mapping and document functionality, annotation and collaboration features, and much more.  To learn more, please register for a webinar here.

Farewell to Lili Yang

June 7, 2017
by Vitus Tang

After 19 years of service at SUL, Lili Yang of the Data Control Unit will be retiring at the end of this week. Her last day at work will be June 9.

Lili started her career at the Libraries as an hourly worker in Government Documents, then moved to a library specialist position in Access Services in 1999, where she worked mainly at SAL (the Stanford Auxiliary Library). After a little over a year in Access Services, Lili found her “home” in the Catalog Department (the previous incarnation of what is now known as the Metadata Department). From 2001 to 2008, Lili worked in the Materials Control Unit, handling a variety of tasks, including the processing of gifts, bulk collections, microforms, Stanford dissertations, and patron’s requests for in-process materials. Lili became a member of the Data Control Unit in 2009, when Materials Control was merged into Data Control as part of a reorganization of the Metadata Department. For the past eight years, Lili has been a data control specialist, devoting her time to keeping our online catalog accurate and up-to-date.

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