Blog topic: New acquisitions

National School Walkout Posters 2018 Mar 14

National School Walkout Demonstration

March 14, 2018
by Jenny Johnson

Across the United States today, students walked out in demonstrations, a month to the day after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida. Stanford Students gathered outside of Green Library to call for stricter gun control laws and to discuss the larger problem of gun violence in communities of color. 

Liu Yi, "Chaos Theory"

New works of Chinese video art added to Stanford Libraries' collections

March 7, 2018
by Joshua Capitanio

In honor of International Women's Day, as part of our librarians' efforts to collect more work representing women's contributions to contemporary Chinese art, Stanford Libraries has recently acquired 21 works of experimental video art from the prestigious ShanghART gallery in Shanghai.  The pieces were produced by three female artists, Liu Yi 刘毅, Lin Yuqi 林钰玘, and Liang Yue 梁玥.  

KZSU Stanford students at a house on Page Mill Road, 1949

The Chuck Black Collection for Early Jazz and Blues

March 6, 2018
by Jerry L McBride

The Archive of Recorded Sound is developing rich collections of early and traditional jazz. In 2014 the Chuck Black Collection of 224 jazz recordings was donated to the Archive along with funds for cataloging and digitizing all of the discs. In addition, the Black family established the Chuck Black Endowment for Early Jazz and Blues to promote the study of early and traditional jazz, blues, and similar musical styles as they emerged and evolved from 1900-1950.


SynOne Beta from Thieme Chemistry is available

March 6, 2018
by Grace Baysinger

I am very pleased to announce that Stanford students, faculty, and staff are one of 10 institutions that have access to the beta version of SynOne.  For a tour and for answers to commonly asked questions, view these materials in Stanford Box (access is limited to Stanford users) .  After trying SynOne, it would be really great to get your feedback by completing this survey.  

J.A. Bazin reed organ patent

Collection of piano, player piano, organ, and player organ patents now available

February 16, 2018
by Gurudarshan Khalsa

The Archive of Recorded Sound is happy to announce that the Strong Museum Collection (ARS-0190) of bound volumes of patents from the Aeolian Company, the Amphion Piano Player Company, and the Mason & Hamlin Piano Company is processed and is now open for research. The volumes cover piano, player piano, organ, and player organ patents filed with the United States Patent Office and the British Patent Office from 1825 to 1926. The volumes provide an extensive technical and historical overview of the inventions, innovations, and improvements in the musical instrument industry during this time period.

Cambridge Structural Database - 2018 version available

February 8, 2018
by Grace Baysinger

CSD Refcode TUWMOP - the 800,000th entry added to the CSD

Established in 1965 by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is the world’s repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures. Containing over 900,000 entries from x-ray and neutron diffraction analyses, this unique database of accurate 3D structures has become an essential resource to scientists around the world.  The June 2015 issue of CCDC's Crystalline Newsletter covers 50 Years of Sharing Crystal Structures (PDF).  In addition to coverage of the published literature, CSD searches also contains data published directly through the CSD as CSD Communications that are not available anywhere else. 

CrystalMaker software package

February 6, 2018
by Grace Baysinger

A campus-wide site license for CrystalMaker is now available to current students, faculty and staff at Stanford.  Used for research and teaching in chemistry, solid-state physics, materials science, mineralogy and crystallography, this package includes three software programs: CrystalMaker, CrystalDiffract, and SingleCrystal.  Both Mac and PC versions are available (but not Linux).   After installing the software on your personal computer, you do not need to be connected to the Internet in order to use it.