Blog topic: Digital library

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Just published: Final report of the Lighting the Way project

The Lighting the Way project team is pleased to announce the publication of Facilitating and Illuminating Emergent Futures for Archival Discovery and Delivery: The Final Report of the Lighting the Way Project.  Lighting the Way focused on exploring how networks of people and technology impact archival discovery and delivery (how people find, access, and use material from archives and special collections) and focused on engaging directly with practitioners – archives, library, and technology workers – involved in this work, across roles, job functions, areas of expertise, and levels of positional power. Through a series of in-person and virtual events, the project applied participatory, generative facilitation methods to allow participants to develop future-oriented visions of how to transform archival delivery while also bringing their own experience to bear. The final report is available through the Stanford Digital Repository at its DOI (doi:10.25740/jm302fq5311) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Bouncing back: the 2021 rundown of student deposits in the Stanford Digital Repository

November 3, 2021
by Hannah Frost
Coming off the year 2020, we celebrate the rebounding number of Stanford departments and programs engaging the SDR's services to manage, archive, and publish the work of Stanford students. There were a total of 37 collections active in 2021 - -- including 4 new collections -- and 264 students deposited their works, including honors theses, masters theses, capstones, final project reports, and so forth. All are accessible in SearchWorks.
 
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Announcing The Lighting the Way Handbook

The Lighting the Way project team is pleased to announce the publication of The Lighting the Way Handbook: Case Studies, Guidelines, and Emergent Futures for Archival Discovery and Delivery, edited by M.A. Matienzo and Dinah Handel. It represents the synthesis of the work of participants in the Lighting the Way Working Meeting, a practitioner-focused strategic thinking opportunity intended to explore topics related to archival discovery and delivery. The Lighting the Way Handbook includes case studies on work at specific institutions, chapters exploring the impact of standards and best practices on archival discovery and delivery, and descriptions of emergent opportunities that advocate for new programmatic work, as well as an introduction that contextualizes the chapters, draws thematic connections between them, and provides concrete recommendations about how to advance work on archival discovery and delivery.

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Welcome Cory Lown and Nick Budak to Stanford Libraries

It’s my pleasure to share the news that Cory Lown and Nick Budak are joining the staff of Digital Library Systems and Services as Digital Library Software Developers on the Access and Discovery Team. Cory and Nick’s first day will be October 4, and they will be working alongside Chris Beer, Gary Geisler, and Camille Villa, as well as our other colleagues across DLSS and Stanford Libraries.

Kabir Hermon

Stanford Libraries welcomes Kabir Hermon, Audio Digitization Specialist

September 13, 2021
by Hannah Frost

It is my delight to share the news that Kabir Hermon is joining the staff of Digital Library Systems and Services as our new Audio Digitization Specialist. Kabir’s first day will be Monday, September 20, and he will be working alongside Geoff Willard and Michael Angeletti at our media preservation facilities on the Stanford Redwood City campus.

Composite view of one section of the mural with full color, 3d photgrammetry, and a blend of the two.

Scientific Imaging of Diego Rivera's 'Pan American Unity' Mural

Stanford Libraries is proud to announce a new Spotlight exhibit: Diego Rivera's San Francisco Masterpiece - Virtual Preservation of "Pan American Unity". The exhibit is devoted to rich scientific imaging of Diego Rivera's 1940 mural Unión de la Expresión Artistica del Norte y Sur de este Continente (The Marriage of the Artistic Expression of the North and of the South on this Continent), also known as Pan American Unity. It highlights 3D photgrammetric documentation of the mural created by Cultural Heritage Imaging as part of an arrangement between City College of San Franscisco and SFMOMA to display the mural at SFMOMA from 2021 to 2023. This exhibit takes advantage of both the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) and the Mirador viewer to allow users to explore the mural's colors and surface textures, the progress of the work as it was created, and work done by SFMOMA and Site & Studio Conservation to describe the condition of the mural.

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