November 17, 2014

Digitization Projects: Stanford Releases Hundreds of Oral History Interviews Online

From Stanford University Library ReMix Newsletter: Accessible only at Special Collections for decades, hundreds of oral history interviews are now available online as a result of the work of the University Archives and Stanford Media Preservation Lab. The capturing of Stanford oral histories began in earnest in 1978 with the Stanford Oral History Project (now […]

Now Available: Summary of Stanford Libraries “Rethinking the Future of Scientific Communication” Colloquium

On March 8-9, 2012, The Stanford Libraries hosted “The Future of Scientific Communication” colloquium. A summary (including list of participants) is now available online. Topics Discussed Included: + Web-Based Annotation + Scholarly Overload + Linked Data + Discovery + Peer-Review Bias + Much Much More! Direct to Summary (7 pages; PDF)

Interview: A Conversation with Stanford’s Highwire Press

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: In this interview, I speak [Professor Adeline Koh conducts the interview] with the Stanford HighWire Press, which functions as one of the new “printing presses” for scholarly work. Established in 1995, Highwire offers hosting space and a publishing platform for publishers and scholarly societies. HighWire provides the publishing platform […]

Milestones: Stanford, Open University Surpass 50M Downloads on iTunes U

From Apple Insider: In separate press releases, Stanford and Open University announced that they passed the download milestone on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, reports The Loop. “It shows there is a huge appetite for high-quality educational content,” said Brent Izutsu, senior program manager for Stanford on iTunes U. “And that will only grow as more […]

Private Collector Gives Huge Trove of Road Maps to Stanford Libraries

From Stanford News: The phrase “important map collection” conjures images of medieval maps with dragons spurting fire at the edges of the world or yellowed charts tracing vanished civilizations. A 1964 Texaco road map of rural Oregon doesn’t usually fit the ticket. Yet Stanford University Libraries has acquired precisely that variety of maps in its […]

Digital Archiving Documents and Web Sites at the Stanford University Libraries

From the The Stanford Daily: In the face of challenges posed by an increase in social media, archivists at the Stanford University Libraries have adapted new technologies to digitally archive a traditionally community-driven database of Stanford documents. Library Archivist Daniel Hartwig said that documents have been traditionally collected from Stanford staff or alumni who feel […]