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Lighting the Way Forum call for participation now open

November 13, 2019
by Mark A. Matienzo

Stanford University Libraries invites archives, library, and technology workers and those in related fields to self-nominate as participants for Lighting the Way: A National Forum on Archival Discovery and Delivery, funded by IMLS grant LG-35-19-0012-19. The forum event will take place over two and a half  at Stanford University in Stanford, California from February 10-12, 2020, with approximately 50 participants. Grant funds will allow us to fund partial to full travel costs, meals during the event, and lodging for most participants. 

To apply, please complete the application form.

The initial call for participation will be open from November 13 to December 15, 2019. The application form requests information about you, your responsibilities, and your work related to focus of the project. Our project team will be reviewing the nominations on a rolling basis, and will respond no later than January 10, 2020. Information gathered in the application form will be used to select participants for the Forum, to inform Forum planning, and to identify opportunities for the project team to follow up with you. Your responses will not be shared beyond the project team and its participant advisors.

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Databases of the week - Accelerate your research by using xSearch, Funding Resources, and Chemical Safety search

November 11, 2019
by Grace Baysinger

One challenge that researchers face is where to look for information.   Google Scholar is popular but doesn’t include the wide array of resources licensed by the Stanford Libraries.  Google Scholar (GS) search results are also limited by the last time GS crawled a website.    Current students, faculty, and staff at Stanford are able to use three customized collections of databases to find needed information.  Developed by the Stanford Libraries and Deep Web Technologies, these databases are grouped by subject categories and multiple subject categories can be searched at one time.   Up to 100 citations are available from each database and the information is retrieved in real-time.  

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Digital library services news - fall 2019

November 11, 2019
by Dinah Handel

Welcome to the Fall 2019 Digital Library Services Newsletter, prepared by the Product and Service Management team! This newsletter includes contributions from: Cathy Aster, Hannah Frost, Dinah Handel, Andrew Berger, and Michael Olson. 

 

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Paul Zarins retires: 24 years at the Stanford Libraries

November 5, 2019
by Matt Marostica

Our wonderful friend and colleague, Paul Zarins, has retired after 24 years at the Stanford Libraries. Many of us have worked with Paul in his role as Digital Collections Librarian.  In that role, Paul singlehandedly developed a framework for licensing electronic resources that is of enormous benefit at SUL and across the Stanford community.

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East Asia Library hosts pop-up exhibition of Chinese painting

October 31, 2019
by Joshua Capitanio

From November 2-8, the East Asia Library will host an exhibition of student work from ART243: The Art Peony in Chinese Brush Painting, taught by Felix Chan Lim, Ph.D. and Bobbi Makani-Lim, Ph.D. The exhibition will be located on the 2nd floor near the Current Newspapers area.

Databases of the week - Women in the Middle Ages: letters, lives, legacy

October 29, 2019
by Katharine A Keller

The study of art history involves research in many different subject areas. In the case of someone studying depictions of women in medieval art, databases covering Religious Studies, Medieval Studies, History, Feminist Studies, and Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Studies such as the following provide a wealth of information, in addition to images and access to primary sources, some with translations.

 

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