Image Credit: Taken from Painted cloth map showing the road from Hlaingdet to Nyaungshwe [no title, no author, no date] Source: Cambridge University Library, Scott collection L13.28.
What was it like to be a freshman this year, this strangest of years? Learning remotely from her home in Maryland, Stanford freshman Lydia Wei began to feel a bit like Medieval mapmakers, who had to imagine far-off lands that they never visited. In this spirit, she spent her winter break creating a map of the Stanford campus.
On February 8, 9, and 10th 2021, 175 people from across the globe met for the 6th annual Geo4LibCamp. This time the conference was hosted online using the Zoom platform. Previous Geo4LibCamps have been hosted on Stanford University's campus at the Hartley Conference Center and in the David Rumsey Map Center. This year's online event broke prevoius attendence records of the event that brings together those building repository and associated services for geospatial data to share best practices, solve common problems, and address technical issues.
Welcome! As summer draws to a close, it's time to highlight hot news in digital library services.
Featuring contributions from: Cathy Aster, Hannah Frost, Dinah Handel, Amy Hodge, Michael Olson, and Sarah Seestone.
On Tuesday September 01, the Stanford Libraries Science and Engineering Group hosted a one-hour information session for new graduate students in the STEM disciplines. The services of the Libraries, and an introduction to the people involved, were on the agenda.
A recording for the event is available at this link. The content is available to all members of the Stanford community who would like to know more about our services. Please say hello to us! We are excited to welcome you for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.
It is with profound shock and sadness that we share this devastating news with you. TJ Cruzada, David Rumsey Map Center’s Services Supervisor, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, August 23rd, 2020. TJ began working in the libraries as a Computer Support Technician, spent four years as the Circulation Supervisor at the Engineering Library, and two years as the Microforms Stacks Manager in Media/Microtext.
A wrench was thrown into the gears of our maps digitization and GIS teams on March 16, 2020 when the shelter-in-place order was announced, and we entered the period of great uncertainty. Without access to the physical maps and digitization lab, our intense commitment to digitizing any map out of copyright was brought to a standstill, and our focus shifted to optimizing the remote experience for working, teaching, and learning.