In 1975, Susan Lenkey (Senior Rare Book Librarian, 1960-1976) produced a catalog describing Stanford's collection of books from the earliest years of printing, entitled Stanford Incunabula 1975. As the title suggests, her work provides a snapshot of what she considered to be a dynamic and growing collection of rare books. The list of 131 titles (which included books held at the Lane Medical Library) in Dr. Lenkey's catalog has almost doubled in the last 44 years.
Special Collections Unbound
Over this past summer, I have had the privilege and opportunity to work in Special Collections. During this time, I processed a couple of fascinating collections: African Posters and Ephemera and the Charles Hobson Collection. In the following article I will talk a little about my experience processing materials, as well as give an overview of the newly available collections and their potential to be used in various research projects.
We are happy to report on a study conducted during the past academic year on stakeholder expectations and needs for text search capabilities in SUL’s digital library ecosystem, to inform future software development priorities and possible service expansion.
The study was conducted through interviews with six SUL bibliographers, one Hoover curator, one academic technology specialist, and two representatives from Special Collections.
Spotlight on Service-Learning: New online exhibit explores fifty years of service-learning’s history and evolution in higher education
The following is a guest post by Seth Pollack (Director, Service Learning Institute, California State University, Monterey Bay) and Tim Stanton (Senior Engaged Scholar, Ravensong Associates; Director Emeritus, Bing Overseas Studies Program, Cape Town, Stanford University).
Are you interested in new University Archives collections? Have you ever wondered what goes into making a collection available for research use? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions this post is for you!
The Louis R. Lurie Collection of press books documenting the Curran and Geary Theatre productions (M1148) has been processed and is now available for research.
The catalog record is available here: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4769502
Josh Schneider has a new assignment as Web Archivist for Stanford Libraries
Stanford Libraries has been engaged in web archiving for over a decade with an emphasis on collecting the “.stanford.edu” and federal, state and local government domains and has determined that we need to have a more strategic and purposeful initiative. Accordingly Special Collections has reassigned Josh Schneider from his current role as Assistant University Archivist, to this new role as Stanford’s first full time Web Archivist.