New Collections Added to Stanford Digital Repository in November 2013

December 12, 2013
Rail road map of Pennsylvania

In November, approximately 80,000, files representing nearly 630 items were accessioned into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). These materials include -- but are not limited to -- items from the Gaihozu Maps, TRAIL Maps and the Jarndyce Collection.

Gaihozu Maps

Ten additional "Gaihozu Maps" depicting Japan and territories outside of Japan (referred to as "Gaihozu") were added to SDR . Created between the Meiji era and the end of WWII, this collection is part of a world-wide effort to preserve this historically and scientifically important set of materials. Branner Library holds around 10,000 of these maps. This is a continuation of the digitization efforts for this collection. For more information, please see the article on the Gaihozu maps in ReMix: The Stanford University Libraries Newsletter.
Added to SDR this month: 10 additional maps
Collection Contact: Jane Ingalls and G. Salim Mohammed


The nineteenth-century novel is one of the key areas of research and teaching for the English Department at Stanford, with many faculty and graduate students concentrating on this genre and time period. The Center for the Study of the Novel, which generates much dynamic discussion and scholarship on the form, came about due to the intense engagement with this seminal form at Stanford. The single-volume novel, of the type represented in this collection from Jarndyce, was a precursor to the form of the twentieth-century novel and novella.
Added to SDR this month: 30 novels comprising approximately 38,000 images
Collection Contact: Glen Worthey

Maps - Stanford General Collections

These are maps that are from Stanford's general map collections held at the Branner Earth Sciences Library, which includes approximately 300,000 sheets. The DLSS Map Digitization Lab regularly scans maps from the general collection to facilitate research and scholarly access.
Added to SDR this month: 5 maps
Collection Contact: Jane Ingalls and G. Salim Mohammed

TRAIL Maps Project

This collection is part of the larger Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL) project to which Stanford Libraries belong (see: The collection sconsists of USGS maps published as part of the technical report series published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Biological Services. Examples include the Florida Ecological Atlas, Ecological Atlas of Coastal Alabama, and Pacific Coast Ecological Inventory.
Added to SDR this month: 297 maps
Collection Contact: Jane Ingalls and James Jacobs

Inclusion in the Stanford Digital Repository ensures that these materials are available to researchers and scholars (while upholding appropriate access restrictions), now and in the future through a secure, sustainable stewardship environment. While many of these objects are already discoverable via SearchWorks others will get SearchWorks records in the coming months. All materials are currently available via the item’s PURL (a persistent URL which ensure that these materials are available from a single URL over the long-term, regardless of changes in file location or application technology).

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