Special Collections Unbound

Brian Bethel

Welcome to Brian Bethel, Rare Books Copy Cataloger!

November 6, 2018
by Ann K.D. Myers

We are pleased to announce that Brian Bethel has joined our Redwood City team as our Rare Books Copy Cataloger! Please join us in welcoming him to the department.

Brian will be familiar to some as he has been working as a Processing Assistant in Special Collections for about a year. He has been focusing on collections associated with Silicon Valley, and has written several blog articles about his work. He will continue that processing work, and on Nov. 19 he will add rare books cataloging to his repertoire.

ePADD 7.0 beta 1 now available

The ePADD development team is thrilled to announce the release of ePADD 7.0 beta 1.

ePADD is free and open source software developed by Stanford Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives that uses natural language processing and machine learning to support archival appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery for email of potential historical or cultural value.

USCO era

Happy 90th Birthday Gerd!

October 12, 2018
by Franz Kunst

Since today is his birthday, I can't think of a better time to announce that the papers of poet and media artist Gerd Stern (1928-) are now processed and available. How do I begin talking about what an experience it's been? As with a few other collections I've been honored to work with, the roots and branches are seemingly endless.

Warm welcome to Laura Wilsey who joins our team in October

September 28, 2018
by Glynn Edwards

I am very pleased to announce the hire of Laura Wilsey as our new Cataloging and Metadata Librarian for incoming collections. She will work primarily out of our Stanford Redwood City but will travel to campus as needed as she takes over responsibility for managing metadata for our many complex digitization projects in collaboration with staff from the Metadata Development Unit and DLSS, as well as curators and subject specialists.

Cataloged Edwardian books

Edwardian Novel Collection Cataloging Complete

September 7, 2018
by Ann K.D. Myers

Special Collections’ Rare Book Cataloging Unit has just wrapped up the cataloging of a large collection of Edwardian novels (British novels published between 1890-1920). The books are now in the process of being digitized, after which they will be available for study both online and in person in the Special Collections reading room.

(BTW - I have been informed that this is a neutral bear, not the Cal bear.)

À plus tard*, Michelle!

September 5, 2018
by Glynn Edwards

Our small library community in Redwood City is saying goodbye to another colleague.

It is with a very heavy heart that we say goodbye to our amazing colleague Michelle Paquette - we wish her all the best in her new position at Smith College Libraries.

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