Born-digital collections opened for research in 2022

Photo of packaging for software called "Appointment Calendar Plus"
November 30, 2022
by Annie Schweikert

Special Collections receives a large amount of born-digital material every year—this year, more than 10 terabytes and counting. Special Collections and Born Digital Preservation Lab (BDPL) staff work together to image and process the digital material we receive, with the ultimate goal of making this material available through Stanford’s catalog. Here are some highlights of the digital materials we’ve opened for research over the past year.

Student guest blogpost: Noah Lightfoot's time with the Theodore Chandik Jazz Collection

Noah Lightfoot poses with a signed copy of Clifford Brown and Max Roach.
November 3, 2022
by Clare Spitzer

Noah Lightfoot, class of '22, spent 3 years working primarily with the Theodore Chandik Jazz Collection. In this post, he describes his experience working with these albums, some of which are available to listen to at the Music Library's new LP listening station. We thank him for the great work he did, and wish him the best of luck in the future!

NIH data sharing requirements and the Stanford Digital Repository

 A Stanford graduate student works on the metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system.
November 2, 2022
by Rochelle Lundy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will soon update the data management and sharing requirements associated with grant-funded research. On January 25, 2023, a new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy will go into effect, replacing the current policy that has been in place since 2003.

Dance with Death at Green Library on Oct. 31, 2022

Two skeletons seated in the library
November 1, 2022
by Kathleen M Smith

In celebration of Halloween–and to encourage us all to look up from our phones and laptops–Green Library was visited by several skeletons on Monday, October 31, to bring to life the Dance of Death.

Two skeletons at the top of a staircase

Special, Unique, and Rare! Textiles and Fashion on Nov. 8

Cours d'étude de fils; African commemorative cloth, Bakst czarevitch costume
October 25, 2022
by Sarah B Sussman

The Humanities and Area Studies curators are organizing a monthly pop-up exhibit series highlighting the depth and diversity of Stanford Libraries' collections.

Come join us next Tuesday, November 8, from 2-4pm in the Hohbach Seminar Room (126) to see what we've selected relating to TEXTILES and FASHION

How have fashion and textiles been used throughout history by people to express themselves, advance technology, influence labor practices, and make political statements? We'll have examples from around the world - stop by to be inspired!

Farewell, Kyungmi!

photo of Kyungmi Chun
October 19, 2022
by Dr Regan Murphy Kao

Kyungmi Chun is retiring after almost sixteen years of service to Stanford Libraries and its users.  When she joined Stanford in 2007 as Korean Studies Librarian, the Korean Collection was in its inception, having only been established in 2005.  During her time at Stanford, Kyungmi built a world-class collection from ground-up.  Her work has been an integral part in the growth of the Korean Studies program at Stanford.  She has supported the faculty and students, especially graduate students, in Korean Studies.  Previously, Kyungmi served as the Korean Studies Librarian at the University of

New exhibit in the Bowes Art & Architecture Library - Contours of an Invisible City

Exhibit flyer
October 17, 2022
by Katharine A Keller

Contours of an Invisible City envisions Rome as a multiverse of sorts – an ancient metropolis teeming with phantasms and histories. Pairing guidebooks from the 16th-20th centuries with a new series of photographs by non-fiction photographer Kieran Dodds, the exhibition invites reflection on the palimpsest of invisible cities that are Rome.

Curated by Christian Gonzalez Ho, 2nd-year PhD student in art history.