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A screenshot of Animal Crossing: New Digital Humanities where Camille Villa presented on IIIF for bringing art into the game.

Building pandemic-era community with "Animal Crossing: New Digital Humanities"

October 25, 2021
by Quinn Dombrowski

When campuses across the world shut down their physical spaces in March 2020, lecture series were canceled or moved to Zoom, where many of them remain to this day. Speakers and attendees learned how to manage the gaze of the webcam with carefully curated spaces in their homes, virtual backgrounds, special lighting, or reducing their presence to a simple black square.

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Brianna Schofield joins the Libraries as the Director of the new Office of Scholarly Communication

October 20, 2021
by Matt Marostica

I am thrilled to announce that Brianna Schofield has joined the Stanford Libraries as director of the new Office of Scholarly Communication. Brianna will support faculty, researchers, students, and staff with their scholarly communications concerns, including providing information on their intellectual property rights and responsibilities, implementing Stanford’s new Open Access Policy, and strategizing to improve access to Stanford’s scholarship and research outputs. Brianna looks forward to working with Stanford Libraries colleagues to advance new scholarly publishing models.

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Please don’t let me be misunderstood

October 14, 2021
by Kelly L Roll

Every year Halloween rolls around and along with it some very misunderstood creatures are labeled as “scary”. As the song goes “Well I'm just a soul whose intentions are good  - Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood”.  

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