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Just published: Final report of the Lighting the Way project

November 29, 2021
by Mark A. Matienzo

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.

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New database: Cumhuriyet Digital Archive

November 9, 2021
by Kioumars Ghereghlou

I am pleased to announce the addition of the Cumhuriyet Digital Archive database to Stanford Libraries collections. The oldest secular and one of the most influential newspapers in Turkey, Cumhuriyet (“The Republic”) was founded by journalist Yunus Nadi Abalıoğlu at the initiative of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on 7 May 1924 and published continuously since its first edition.

Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom, Tallinn, Estonia. Credit: Sven Soome, 2021.

SUL and Vabamu establish Stanford-Estonia Exchange Program in Tallinn, Estonia

November 9, 2021
by Liisi Esse

Stanford University Libraries (SUL) and Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom (Vabamu) are joining forces to establish the Stanford-Estonia Exchange Program centered at Vabamu (Tallinn, Estonia). The program will be launched with seed funding from the Kistler-Ritso Foundation and will offer travel itineraries, activities, and support to visitors to Estonia who are affiliated with Stanford University.

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Announcing The Lighting the Way Handbook

November 1, 2021
by Mark A. Matienzo

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 Mark 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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