If you have ever used a database, e-book, or e-journal from off campus, chances are that one of Stanford Libraries' proxy servers unlocked the door. A proxy server identifies you as a licensed Stanford user when you are off campus (or not using the Stanford network for other reasons). We currently use two proxy servers: APC, or Automatic Proxy Configuration, which requires users to set up their browser, and EZproxy, which works by adding a special prefix in front of the resource URL. For many years, we relied on APC as our main method of providing remote access.
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It is with a tinge of sadness that I announce the retirement of Josie Flores. After 47 years of service to Stanford Libraries, Josie will be leaving the tedious world of books, serials, and government documents to spend more time with her extended family in Cuba, Miami, and Las Vegas. When she is not out dancing, she will likely be found cooking family favorites and possibly (probably!) keeping her floors extra clean.
On May 30, 2017, the East Asia Library hosted a public discussion entitled "Reflections on American Sinology and Sinologists," featuring author Susan Chan Egan and Dr. Ronald Egan, Chair and Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.
Mark your calendars! The Acquisitions Department invites all library staff to an Open House on Wednesday, July 12th from 10am to noon.
Please join us on the 4th floor of Lathrop Library for workflow demos by our staff, Q&A, and snacks. Our hope is to demystify many of our processes for ordering, receiving, and activating the library’s print and electronic resources.
A detailed schedule and additional information will be sent out closer to the day of the event.
Hope to see you on the 12th!
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.
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.
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.
Over the past 35 years, Billie Bousman has served the Stanford community well, as a Library Assistant working for many curators and bibliographers in the social sciences. In this capacity, she worked on a wide range of projects and collection development tasks. For many years, Billie worked at the Green Library Information Center responding to research questions and has always split her time working between Green Library and Cubberley Library at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Her commitment to Stanford and her work is deeply appreciated. We wish her well in her next endeavors.