By Ben Stone and Rebecca Wingfield
Blog topic: News
Black at Stanford: An Anthology of Black Activism and Community at Stanford, is a new collaborative archive launched by the Black Community Services Center and the Stanford Archives.
The Lighting the Way project team requests proposals from groups of around 3 to 6 participants to participate in a series of online meetings and collaborative activities over the course of six weeks, starting the week of April 19, 2021. Each working group will develop a written contribution of 5 to 10 pages, exploring topics related to improving archival discovery and delivery, intended for inclusion in a larger handbook compiled and published by the Lighting the Way project team.
To apply, please complete an application form, including a 250-word abstract of your proposed topic and potential group participants, no later than March 8, 2021. A PDF version of the application form is available for your reference. Participants will be notified by March 29, 2021 if selected to participate.
These contributions are intended to build on the work of Lighting the Way: A National Forum on Archival Discovery and Delivery, held at Stanford University in February 2020, which focused on information sharing and collaborative problem solving to improve discovery and delivery for archives and special collections. The Forum provided rich opportunities for discovering points of convergence, which can be explored in the Preliminary Report on the Forum. Topics generated by Forum participants may provide a starting point for proposals, but applicants are welcome to propose topics that are not represented in the Preliminary Report appendices.
Peter P. Blank announces retirement as Photography Curator for Special Collections with the Stanford Libraries
After a combined 21+ years of service with the Stanford Libraries, Peter P. Blank has announced that he will retire May 31, 2021. Peter was appointed to a three-year term appointment as the Libraries first Photography Curator in the Special Collections Department of Stanford Libraries on June 1, 2018. Prior to working in Special Collections, Peter served in a variety of professional positions in Stanford’s Art & Architecture Library, including as Head Librarian. He worked two terms with Stanford Libraries, first from 1993 to 1996 and more recently since 2005.
Instructors and Teaching Assistants, this quarter we invite you to bring Stanford Libraries into Canvas. In Canvas, we can provide the information sources your students need in an environment they are familiar with. Here are three simple ways to bring the library into Canvas.
The ePADD development team is excited to announce the release of version 7.3.5 alpha!
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 historical or cultural value.
Are you looking for help with coding, maps, or data this quarter? Maybe you have questions about Arduinos, Rapsberry Pis, or other micro-controllers and processers? Do you need to borrow workbench tools or a 3D printer? If this sounds like you, we may have just the expert you are looking for!
In an unusual year, we met virtually on December 10, 2020 (instead of at Schwab Center or Paul Brest Hall) to celebrate the past year and to honor staff who are marking employment anniversaries. Congratulations to all and many thanks for your years of service!