Digital Library Blog

Wooden sandals (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century) in the Stanford University Archaeology Collections.

3D scans support students working with SUAC Africa Collections

December 7, 2021
by Hannah Frost

A pair of wooden sandals carved and worn by Songye people in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, early to mid-20th century (Object IDs 84.599A and 84.599B).

Once again the Digital Production Group (DPG) is partnering with the Stanford University Archaeology Collections (SUAC) team to bring 3D scanning technology into the classroom to enrich the study of artifacts by Stanford students. This autumn we were invited to participate in the class, “African Archive Beyond Colonization”, a seminar co-taught by Dr. Sarah Derbew and Postdoctoral Scholar Denise Lim, who is breaking new ground at Stanford with the Africa Collections Project.

Bouncing back: the 2021 rundown of student deposits in the Stanford Digital Repository

November 3, 2021
by Hannah Frost
Coming off the year 2020, we celebrate the rebounding number of Stanford departments and programs engaging the SDR's services to manage, archive, and publish the work of Stanford students. There were a total of 37 collections active in 2021 - -- including 4 new collections -- and 264 students deposited their works, including honors theses, masters theses, capstones, final project reports, and so forth. All are accessible in SearchWorks.
 
Home page for the SDR online deposit application

Stanford Digital Repository supports campus Open Access needs

October 19, 2021
by Amy E. Hodge

Stanford’s Open Access (OA) Policy, approved by the Faculty Senate in November 2020, established the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) as the home for open access articles at Stanford. Over the past year, Stanford Libraries has created and released an improved web application for depositing content into the SDR. With this new application, it's now easier for any Stanford depositor  -- faculty, post-docs, and students alike -- to take advantage of open access features such as ORCID iDs and DOIs, and to make your OA articles available under an open license.

Headshots of Cory Lown and Nick Budak (left to right)

Welcome Cory Lown and Nick Budak to Stanford Libraries

It’s my pleasure to share the news that Cory Lown and Nick Budak are joining the staff of Digital Library Systems and Services as Digital Library Software Developers on the Access and Discovery Team. Cory and Nick’s first day will be October 4, and they will be working alongside Chris Beer, Gary Geisler, and Camille Villa, as well as our other colleagues across DLSS and Stanford Libraries.

Kabir Hermon

Stanford Libraries welcomes Kabir Hermon, Audio Digitization Specialist

September 13, 2021
by Hannah Frost

It is my delight to share the news that Kabir Hermon is joining the staff of Digital Library Systems and Services as our new Audio Digitization Specialist. Kabir’s first day will be Monday, September 20, and he will be working alongside Geoff Willard and Michael Angeletti at our media preservation facilities on the Stanford Redwood City campus.

Announcing the new SDR Self-deposit Application

August 9, 2021
by Amy E. Hodge

We are excited to announce the release of a new, online self-deposit application for the Stanford Digital Repository, with a brand-new user interface. The new application was designed with a focus on improved accessibility and better future support for Open Access as well as other campus research and digital library needs.

Much of the content from the old SDR online deposit system has been migrated to the new system. Some collections that originated in the old system were not migrated because they were complete and are no longer growing, but these collections remain preserved in the SDR and accessible via SearchWorks and our repository administrative systems.

In total, 187 collections containing 4558 items were migrated to the new system.

The video below provides a brief (2.5 min.) overview of the new application.

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