Ever wonder what's up with Stanford and the Google books digitization project? Ever wonder what to say when a student asks you how to get a high-resolution digital image of SUL materials for her dissertation? Ever wonder what to do with important multimedia materials or born digital materials that are starting to deteriorate? Come to the August Concierge session on SUL's Digitization Programs and you'll know the answers.
This Fall, the Stanford Libraries will be rolling out a campus-wide upgrade to all current Mendeley users at Stanford. Mendeley is a desktop and web-based tool to help manage pdfs, citations and much more. If you want to try out Mendeley (it's free) and learn about all the features that are available to Stanford students, faculty, staff and alumni, please attend our introductory session on Monday, August 13 from 1:30-2:15 in the IC Classroom.
Who: SUL and Coordinate Library Staff
When: Thursday, August 16, 2012, 2:30 - 4 PM
Where: Green Library, IC Classroom
Join us for a rousing reading-group style discussion on the topic of e-books in academic libraries. We'll talk about some of the current big issues surrounding e-books, such as licensing and ownership models, preservation, patron convenience (or inconvenience), financial questions, and selection.
Most of our texts are recent blog posts (so they're not too long, and are lively reading), but there are some meatier offerings as well.
Paul Zarins and James Jacobs will start the discussion out, but we count on active participation by all.
All staff are cordially invited to attend a celebration party in honor of Elizabeth Blackman's retirement.
Please join us on August 8 to wish Elizabeth a fond farewell and much happiness as she embarks on new adventures!
When: Wednesday, August 8
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Where: Koret Park, next to the Shumway (red) Fountain
(In case of rain, meet in the SSRC Seminar Rm., Green Library.)
See y'all there!
Please mark your calendars for the SULAIR Staff Annual Picnic!
WHEN: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - food will be served from 11:30am - 1:30pm
WHERE: Centennial Garden - fountain area outside the entrance to the Bing Wing of Green Library
WHO CAN COME? All members of the SULAIR Staff!
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of the University Librarian looks forward to seeing you there!
Who: SULAIR and Coordinate Library Staff
When: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 2:30 - 4 PM
Where: Meyer Library Flex Classroom (2nd Floor) (Note: not our usual room!)
RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero, and more! What is citation management all about? Should SULAIR support all these platforms, or should it choose a single solution? How can we most effectively bring citation management power to the people?
Find out how to research this question using the OECD iLibrary!
All faculty, students and staff are invited to attend an OECD Training Session. Faina Rozental, OECD Training officer, will give an overview of the OECD and provide hands on training of the OECD iLibrary, which contains all of the publications and statistics collected by the OECD.
SULAIR Library Systems will upgrade Symphony to the latest SirsiDynix release, Symphony 3.4.1, during the period June 22-23.
During the upgrade, WorkFlows, Socrates and My Account functionality will be unavailable. SearchWorks will still be available throughout the upgrade; however request links will not be functioning.
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The benefits of yoga can be physiological, psychological and biochemical. Read Yoga: it's never too late to reap the benefits.
Last week the Miller Library hosted the second "Library Treasures Roadshow" event. The first, held in San Francisco last November, was a huge success, so the library decided to take it a bit farther. Daniel Hartwig cherry picked items from University Archives, Roberto Trujillo, John Mustain and David Jordan selected unique volumes from Special Collections, Jerry McBride brought jewels from the Archive of Recorded Sound, Julie Sweetkind-Singer rolled up an impressive array of historic regional maps, and Annette Keogh chose treasures from the Steinbeck archives.