Seventy-six important recording collections are now available for use by researchers, students, and the visiting public at Stanford’s Archive of Recorded Sound. The archive has completed its processing of collections under the sponsorship of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a division of the National Archives.
If you haven’t checked out the new Library Website recently, you should definitely visit and have a look around. The new site will become the Stanford Libraries default homepage in early September, in time for the start of Fall Quarter 2012.
The Online Experience Group has been steadily adding content to the site, with additional content added every week.
· The “Using the Library” section of the site has plenty of fresh, user-tested content on topics such as “Borrow, Renew, Return” and “Connecting from Off-Campus”.
Music for a city, music for the world, by Larry Rothe, tells the history of the San Francisco Symphony through words and images.
Privately produced Leopold Auer recording, signed by the artist on June 7, 1920, from the Jascha Heifetz Collection.
The Online Experience Group is increasing its focus on enabling content creators to author clear, concise content for the new website. While an exact date is not yet set, technical developments are progressing at a pace that will soon allow content creators to access the site, update existing content and build new pages. In the spirit of laying “fresh eyes” on current content and developing good habits for continual content review and updating, we recommend the following e-resources on writing effective web content.
Beethoven, Klaviersonate E-Dur, op. 109. Facsimile of the autograph manuscript in the Library of Congress
The Online Experience Group has been working hard on a proposed new design for subject guides. Subject guides are envisioned as tools to help users navigate a broad or specific subject area and to identify key SULAIR specialists.