Blog topic: News

Chronicling America. Library of Congress

Databases of the week: Historical Newspaper databases at the Stanford Libraries

December 9, 2019
by Benjamin Lee Stone

Over the last 25 years, the digitization of newspaper archives has opened up a host of historical sources by providing access to a wealth of content previously available only in print or microform, simultaneously enabling new methods of searching and analysis, including text-mining capabilities. 

 

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A gift from Media & Microtext to you!

December 7, 2019
by Laszlo Jakusovszky

BYOB!

Starting 12/7 all 1 week items circulate until 1/6*. (That's right! All DVDs, VHS, videogames, CDs, etc.) And there's no limit to how many!

So come on down and pick up your "gifts" early. Curl up in front of a fire with BackDraft! Or try to figure out why Die Hard is now considered a Christmas classic... ;)

 

Winter Intersession and Closure 2019-20: Library hours

December 4, 2019
by Kelly Fields

The Stanford Libraries will be operating on a reduced schedule during the winter intersession and winter closure periods: Saturday, December 14 through Sunday, January 5, 2020.

***Please note: Some libraries will be closing early for a staff event on Wednesday, December 18. Please see the Library hours web page for details.***

Closures and reduced library hours for:

Business of engineering

Databases of the week: the business of engineering

November 15, 2019
by Linnea Shieh

Engineers don’t just design things, they also need to build and sell them!  This week, Linnea Shieh from the Terman Engineering Library gives us a tour of databases that focus on markets and finance for entrepreneurial engineers and their companies.

 

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Lighting the Way Forum call for participation now open

November 13, 2019
by Mark A. Matienzo

Stanford University Libraries invites archives, library, and technology workers and those in related fields to self-nominate as participants for Lighting the Way: A National Forum on Archival Discovery and Delivery, funded by IMLS grant LG-35-19-0012-19. The forum event will take place over two and a half  at Stanford University in Stanford, California from February 10-12, 2020, with approximately 50 participants. Grant funds will allow us to fund partial to full travel costs, meals during the event, and lodging for most participants. 

To apply, please complete the application formPDF iconPDF version of the application form is available for your reference.

The initial call for participation will be open from November 13 to December 15, 2019. The application form requests information about you, your responsibilities, and your work related to focus of the project. Our project team will be reviewing the nominations on a rolling basis, and will respond no later than January 10, 2020. Information gathered in the application form will be used to select participants for the Forum, to inform Forum planning, and to identify opportunities for the project team to follow up with you. Your responses will not be shared beyond the project team and its participant advisors.

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