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Celebrating 100 years of "The Rite"

May 29, 2013

Today marks 100 years to the day since the infamous first performance of Igor Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) at the Théâtre des Champs‐Elysées in Paris on 29 May 1913. The 31-year-old composer's two-part ballet score, coupled with 24-year-old Vaclav Nijinsky's choreography, provoked a riot on the opening night that according to most accounts rendered the music inaudible for most of the performance. The protests were so loud that Ballet Russes Director, Serge Diaghilev, was supposedly forced to shout instructions to his dancers onstage while flashing the auditorium's house lights in an attempt to quell the enraged audience. 

3D Printer at Stanford Law School Event

3D Printing: Should Libraries Care?

May 17, 2013
by Joseph Maloba Makokha

Yesterday's panel discussion at Stanford Law School on 3D printing aroused more questions than it answered, especially given the diverse perspectives, assumptions, interests and even misunderstanding among the general public and within professional circles regarding what it is, it's wider implications and who, when and where (if found necessary) should regulate it. Legal issues stemming from product liability in cases of injury, copyright and patent infringement, as well as freedom and protections accorded to manufacturers, sellers and user were discussed. Similarities were drawn between the advent of the internet and the current 3D printing movement

Fall library event: focus groups!

May 16, 2013
Do you have ideas for a fun library event that can spread the word that the library is here to help students with research? If so, please sign up for a focus group and get a $10 Coupa Café gift card. The focus groups will be meeting from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on:
 
  • Tuesday, May 21
  • Wednesday, May 22
  • Thursday, May 23

Write to felicias@stanford.edu to sign up.

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Chromebooks now available at Engineering Library

May 15, 2013
by Michael P Nack

Chromebooks are low-cost, ultra-portable, secure, fast, "web-based" computing devices running ChromeOS, a complete operating system based on the Google Chrome web browser. They are optimized for Google Apps and off-line saving and editing of your Google Docs.

Samsung Chromebooks are now available for 7-day loan at the Terman Engineering Library!

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20 years of a free and open web

May 7, 2013

Twenty years ago, 30 April 1993,  Tim Berners-Lee went live with the first web site at CERN. At the same time, he released the code that defined the Web, the first version of HTML, free for the world to use to create a new communications medium.

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