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.
Blog topic: Maps
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.
Arman Kassam named winner of the David Rumsey Map Center/California Map Society Essay Contest 2019-20
The California Map Society and David Rumsey Map Center are happy to announce that Arman Kassam has won the fourth annual David Rumsey Map Center/California Map Society Essay Contest 2019-20. Congratulations, Arman!
It gives me great pleasure to introduce Andrea (pronounced An-Drey-Yah) Renner, our new Assistant Rare Map Librarian, who actually started on March 9, 2020, one day before we were all sent packing to our homes due to COVID-19 and the soon to follow shelter-in-place order.