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.
The Department of Art & Art History will host an online exhibition of new pieces by Prof. Xiaoze Xie, entitled Out of the Dark: Works by Xiaoze Xie. A virtual opening ceremony and panel discussion will be held over Zoom on Wednesday, November 18 at 5:00 PM.
The Mirador development team at Stanford is happy to announce the release of Mirador v3.0.0. This release represents the first major release of the Mirador software since January 2019. Mirador 3 offers a fresh new redesigned interface and API while keeping many of the well-loved comparison features that Mirador has been known for.
Notable new features in Mirador 3 includes: