Blogs

Escape Room players

Escape the Library

September 21, 2022
by Alexandra Krogman

This week, we opened "Escape the Library" at the Terman Engineering Library. We had such a fun time creating this escape room, and it has been even more fun watching new students enjoy the game during their first week at Stanford.

It's been three days now, and we have had several escapees - including my husband (pictured below) who finally got to play after hearing me talk about the game ALL summer. Bookings are open until November 18th to anyone with an active Stanford ID. Will you escape?

New Adam Matthew database content: Primary source materials for British and world history

September 20, 2022
by Benjamin Lee Stone

Stanford Libraries have acquired eight new databases published by Adam Matthew and sourced from material from the National Archives UK and the British Library: 

Colonial Caribbean: CO Files from The National Archives, UK 

East India Company: India Office Records from the British Library, 1599-1947 [three new modules listed below]

Module III: Series G. Factory Records for China, Japan and the Middle East, 1596-1870

Image of Limited edition Tim Page's 'NAM box set

Tim Page and Vietnam photographs in Special Collections

September 20, 2022
by Benjamin Lee Stone

Noted British-Australian war photographer Tim Page passed away on August 22, 2022.  Page is best known for his powerful photographs documenting the Vietnam conflict, which he covered for Time and‌ Life magazines, U.P.I., Paris Match and The Associated Press.  As noted by Seth Mydans in his obituary for Page in the New York Times, Page's "photography was notable for its raw drama and its intimacy with danger, the product of the risks he took to immerse himself in combat."

Picture of SHS Administrative Officer Charlotte Glasser, summer intern Maika Jones, and program assistant Makeda Barr-Brown standing outside

Stanford Oral History Program Summer Interns

September 15, 2022
by Makeda Barr-Brown

Three Stanford students, sponsored by the Stanford Historical Society (SHS), spent the summer as interns with the Oral History Program under the supervision of program staff Natalie Marine-Street and Makeda Barr-Brown. Founded in 1978, the Oral History Program explores the institutional history of the university through interviews with faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and other members of the community. The program relies on student and volunteer interviewers and editors who have helped complete nearly 1,000 oral history interviews since its inception.

Simple illustration of a rocket ship taking off

Join the 2022 Research Impact Challenge

September 13, 2022
by Alexandra Krogman

 This is a repost from the Lane Medical Library. For the original post, visit their blog.

 

What is the Research Impact Challenge? 

The Research Impact Challenge is an annual event hosted by the Lane Medical Library. The event aims to get researchers thinking about ways to increase the impact of their scholarly work and to learn more about ways impact can be measured.

Pages

accessibilityaccessprivsarrow-circle-rightaskus-chataskus-librarianbarsblogsclosecoffeecomputercomputersulcontactsconversationcopierelectricaloutleteventsexternal-linkfacebook-circlegroupstudyhoursindividualinterlibrarynewsnextoffcampusopenlateoutdoorpeoplepolicypreviousprinterprojectsquietreservesscannersearchstudysupportingtabletourstwitter-circleworking