The Mary M. Tanenbaum Room, room 221A in the Bing Wing of Green Library, is now open for group study. Like other group study spaces in Green, the room is available on a first come, first served basis, with a two hour limit when others are waiting. (See policy details).
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On behalf of the Preservation Department, I’d like to congratulate Laura Cameron on the recent release of the Library Binding Toolkit. The toolkit, which was created by a national task force chaired by Laura, is intended as a guide to help small to mid-sized libraries identify and prioritize library materials for binding. For libraries that do not have a preservation program, this is a much-needed resource, particularly at a time when budgets are more constrained than ever.
It’s not an easy task, and so far putting Stanford faculty members’ names under authority control has eluded us; however, the ETD (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) project has given us that opportunity. The previous policy for cataloging dissertations in the Metadata Department was based on a simple template which allowed for inclusion only of the main advisor -- and in an uncontrolled form. After consultation with the DLSS team developing the ETD workflow, we revised our policy and we will now:
- Trace all advisors listed, not just the main one;
Gary Reback will speak on The Long Tale of Deceit, Collusion and Greed; Antitrust Analysis of the Google Book Settlement, on Thursday, April 29, 12:45pm, Robert Crown Law Library, 2nd Floor Reference Lounge.
We are pleased to report that Jerry McBride is the Vice President/President Elect of the 1200 member-strong Music Library Association. Election results were announced at the Association’s annual conference held last month in San Diego. Jerry will serve one year as Vice President, two years as President, and a final year as Past President.
SULAIR's Library Development Office publishes monthly issues of ReMix: News from the Stanford Libraries. April's issue has a variety of interesting news items and links. This includes a an item on the new video collection !Women, Art, Revolution: Voices of a Movement, SULAIR's acquisition of its first complete medieval Bible, and a summary of how a recent class in film production made extensive use of screenplays (including early drafts of well known films) housed in Special Collections.
Please join me in congratulating Stella Ota who is the 2010 recipient of the Stanford Asian American Activities Center's Staff Award. Stella has been extremely active in a variety of efforts in support of Stanford's Asian community. She has served as Chair of the Asian Staff Forum since October of 2009. In addition, she has been actively involved in the Asian Interactive Mentoring Program (AIM) since 1998.
- New features in Stanford Email and Calendar when both are upgraded to new versions on Friday, April 30.
- News about Stanford's signing of a Google Book Search agreement expanding its earlier agreement with Google to digitize library materials.