As the Stanford Libraries develop to be a fully-realized, 21st Century Scholarly Workbench, we are thinking strategically about the tools that we supply and the services we support. No workbench can hold every tool, and we must ensure that we deploy our resources to most effectively meet the needs of the always-evolving Stanford community and the broader research community. To achieve this strategic alignment, the Stanford Libraries rely heavily on outreach by its staff.
The Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound is pleased to announce the appointment of Gurudarshan Khalsa as Project Archivist for 2018. Gurudarshan will be processing the Strong Museum Collection, the Richard Howe Collection of Musical Instrument Literature, a portion of the Robert Baxter Collection, and also several small collections in the Archive of Recorded Sound. He will also create finding aids that will make these collections accessible to the public.
In its 31 years, the Guadalajara International Book Fair / Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL) has become the most important book event in the Spanish-speaking world showcasing the hemisphere’s publishing output and hosting multiple panels: from author readings to round table discussion on current events. Opening every Thanksgiving weekend, FIL received over 800,000 visitors by the time it ended on December 3rd.
This is a guest post from Bob Fitch Project Archivist, Gurudarshan Khalsa.
We recently completed digitizing the many contact sheets in the Bob Fitch Photography Archive. Thanks Griselda Mercado! And thanks to Michelle Paquette and the team at the Digital Library Systems and Services, the contact sheets are now available online. The Bob Fitch Photography Archive consists of the work of photojournalist and activist Bob Fitch documenting the civil rights movement, farmworkers movement, peace movement and other social justice causes from the 1960s to the mid-2000s.
As we say goodbye to autumn and hello to winter we thought it appropriate to show off some of the books at Cubberley Library with a wintry theme. Once you take them home, requirements for reading these books are
- A cup of hot cocoa
- A comfy warm spot to read and
- Someone needing a tale of whirling snowflakes or winters chill.
Please stop by before winter break. Snow is falling (somewhere) and books are calling.