Question: Can I have a book or a DVD put on hold for me to pick up later?
Answer:If you've paged an item that's normally housed at SAL or SAL3, it will be held for you at the loan desk. Otherwise we do not hold DVDs or books that are currently in the stacks here at Green Library.
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Cubberley Education Library is pleased to welcome Betsy Shelton as our new half time technical processing specialist. Betsy comes to SULAIR from Lane Medical Library and has experience in both acquisitions and cataloging. She will be involved in all aspects of processing new materials in both book and serial format as well as taking on the responsibility of placing materials on reserve here in the Education library.
In addition to her library skills, Betsy is also a Master Gardener with San Mateo and San Francisco counties. If you visit Cubberley, please feel free to say hello to her.
Social Science Data and Software (SSDS) has just released a new web site for Stanford researchers to archive and distribute their data for secondary use by others. The new site is especially targeted at faculty, staff, or students who are required by their grant foundation to archive and make their research data available for others to use. However, anyone is welcome to deposit their data, which will be preserved for posterity in the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR).
The Archive of Recorded Sound is very pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Hunt Graves as Archive Assistant for a 17-month project which focuses on processing materials in four of the collections in the Archive of Recorded Sound. Anna is working with Frank Ferko, the Project Archivist, to process the widely varied materials in the Ambassador Auditorium Collection which include concert programs, publicity materials, photographs, posters, correspondence, and recordings, both audio and video.
Question: Does Stanford have old magazines that I could photocopy or scan? How can I browse through them? Are any available online?
Come and celebrate the Grand Opening of Coupa Café's coffee kiosk! On Tuesday, April 6, from 4-6 p.m., there will be a live band, free coffees and other surprises.
Located between Green and Meyer Libraries, the Coupa Café offers a variety of freshly prepared food items and organic coffee drinks, teas and other beverages. You can get anything from a snack to a full meal and it's open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends (with plans to extend hours in coming months).
"This is a great development," said University Librarian Mike Keller. "Coupa has done a marvelous job of efficient design to expand the kiosk service. This will be a real boon both to library denizens and to students living in nearby dorms."
For more information, see the recent Stanford News article.
Question: I'm looking for an honors thesis that I know was written at Stanford a few years back. I tried looking in Socrates, but couldn't find it. Is there anywhere else I should look?
In the summer of 2008, SULAIR purchased a video archive of interviews with major figures in the feminist art movement. The material was compiled over two decades by filmmaker and artist Lynn Hershman Leeson for use in her feature-length documentary on the rise of the feminist art movement in the United States, !Women Art Revolution.
Acquired via a collaborative purchase organized by Henry Lowood, Roberto Trujillo, and Peter Blank, and with support from the Director’s Office, it was the expressed wish of Hershman and SULAIR that these interviews be made freely available to encourage and support further research into feminist studies, art history, and American studies. To that end, SULAIR has just launched the !Women Art Revolution collection web site.
Starting Monday, March 22, 2010, the computer science collections will be moving out of the Mathematical & Computer Sciences Library. The active monograph collection is being transferred to the Engineering Library during Spring Break, while less-used materials and the bound serials will be transferred to SAL3 from late March through April.