Jackson Library is moving and with the move comes a name change. In keeping with new sleeker, leaner library, we will be known as "The Graduate School of Business Library" or "GSB Library" for short. The Library is moving to the Knight Management Center beginning Monday, April 11th. The Bass Center building will be our new home and will have RFID Self-checkout, an invisible gate, and self-serve study rooms available 24x7. Keep up with us via Facebook.
Chinese New Year, Pushkin's Birthday, The Language Lab 10th Anniversary, World Language Day, these are just a few of the events that student artists have depicted in brightly colored pastels on the Digital Language Lab's chalk wall mural on the Second Floor of Meyer Library.
The mural space was installed in 2008 as part of a renovation project in the Lab to support advanced language instruction initiatives from the Language Center. Like the Mandalas (Tibetan sand paintings), which inspired the creation of the wall, the murals are ephemeral. They are drawn, erased, and drawn again on a roughly quarterly cycle. Hundreds of students and Lab visitors walk past the murals every week as they attend class, take online tests, and complete multilingual computing tasks.
We are pleased to share the news that we have selected Chapter 3 as a partner for the Library Website Project. Chapter 3 is a "local" (San Francisco) company with Stanford experience, and a managing partner who is a librarian! They have a deep understanding of what we do.
The Library Website Project will include:
- Redesign of the Library Homepage,
- Improvements to our existing Drupal environment,
- Development of new templates and workflows for Subject Pages, Branch Pages, Administrative Pages, and Exhibit Pages
SULAIR's Library Development Office publishes monthly issues of ReMix: News from the Stanford Libraries. March's issue has a variety of interesting news items and links. You'll also find a number of other news items and information about exhibitions, events, publications, and acquisitions.
On March 22, 2011, Federal Judge Denny Chin issued his decision on the Amended Settlement Agreement in the Google Books case. Chin rejected the proposed settlement, as "not fair, adequate and reasonable."
How do you deal with a wet book? What do post-it notes look like under a microscope, and why do they damage paper?
These questions and more will be answered in an upcoming training session that explores common preservation issues in the collections at Stanford University Libraries. This 1.5 hour session is intended for all SULAIR staff who regularly process and handle special and general collections materials.
Topics will include:
- Changes in book and paper-making in the last two centuries that contribute to book and paper degradation.
Stanford readers who want to access the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Chronicle.com (http://chronicle.com) resources from locations or devices not on the Stanford network now have a new option. By creating a personal account (via the “Create a Free Account” link at Chronicle.com) and using their Stanford e-mail address in the registration, they can thereafter access this resource from outside the Stanford network without having to go through Stanford proxy access authentication. This may be particularly of interest to those using mobile devices.
The Music Library celebrated the arrival of the score for The Metaphysics of Notation with a live performance by Erik Ulman, violinist and Lecturer in Music. Over 25 audience members enjoyed Mr. Ulman's interpretive performance as well as commentary by both the performer and Mark Applebaum, composer of the work.
SULAIR's Library Development Office publishes monthly issues of ReMix: News from the Stanford Libraries. February's issue has a variety of interesting news items and links. You'll also find a number of other news items and information about exhibitions, events, publications, and acquisitions.
Facilities currently has 4 bicycles for staff use within the University during business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm). Staff members who are interested in signing out a bike for campus use during the day should e-mail facilities at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve one. The bikes are available for sign-out at the Green Library mailroom. Safety equipment (helmets) and U-locks are provided.