The Li & Ma Science Library is closed during the University’s Winter closure (December 11th 2020 – January 4th, 2021)
- Green Library will have limited open hours. Users who plan to enter Green Library must have an active Stanford ID card.
- Book Returns: Science Library book drop is temporarily closed. Please return all checked out items to the Green Library’s outdoor book-drops.
- SearchWorks will be available. Request links for recalls, paging from storage, etc. in Searchworks will be available. Paged items from storage will not be available until we re-open in January.
- Circulation and Reference Services: No items will be due during Winter Break. Recently checked out items will be due January 11, 2021 or later. Email and phone messages will be checked when staff return after Winter Break.
- Reporting e-Journal/Database Problems: If access to an e-journal or database stops working, please fill out the web form for Connection Problems.
- Software: For the software key requests, please contact Grace Baysinger.
- Interlibrary Borrowing: Forms for Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery remain available. Requests will be processed when staff return after Winter Break. Expect delays in receiving requested materials.
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Contributors to this issue are: Cathy Aster, Peter Chan, Nicole Coleman, Hannah Frost, Dinah Handel, and Annie Schweikert. Thanks to our many collaborators!
In its November 19th session, Stanford’s Faculty Senate approved an Open Access Policy for the university. Stanford has long been committed to openness in research and the adoption of this policy supports that goal. The policy, based on the Harvard’s Model Open Access Policy and thus in line with the polici
Beginning on Monday, November 23, patrons will no longer need to make appointments to access the East Asia Library during operating hours. Access to the East Asia Library is still restricted to current Stanford ID cardholders.
The Stanford RegLab and the Stanford Literary Lab have both been processing and analyzing large text corpora for many years now and both recently received a chunk of OCR content from Stanford Libraries thanks to work that DLSS has undertaken to retrieve the digital files of more than 3 million items from the Stanford Libraries catalog that were scanned by Google.
This month Stanford Libraries is launching a collaborative project to expand access to our extensive holdings of American dime novels from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dime novels, which flourished in the United States in the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century, featured an ever-evolving array of popular fiction genres: frontier stories modeled on the work of James Fenimore Cooper, detective stories, westerns, romances, sports stories. Widely read in their day, dime novels provided cheap fiction for an expanding reading public. Today, many dime novels are in particularly fragile condition due to the cheap nature of the paper used in their production, and collections are spread across the country with few institutions holding complete runs of major dime novel series.
The East Asia Library is currently hosting an online exhibition of student work from the Stanford Continuing Studies course ART221: The Art of Chinese Brush Painting, taught by Felix Chan Lim, Ph.D. and Bobbi Makani, Ph.D.
We are pleased to announce that 2 new web archive collections with a total of 162 websites have just been added to SearchWorks. You can find them at https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/rf785yk7955 for the Virtual Worlds and MMOs Websites collection and at https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/bs665fm2060 for the Freedom of Information (FOIA) collection.