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Destination: Prague

August 25, 2022
by Ray Heigemeir

I recently had the distinct pleasure of attending the 2022 International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) Conference in beautiful Prague, where I presented a report on our score manuscript digitization project. It was a wonderful, music-filled experience shared with friends old and new. I hope you enjoy this travelogue.

St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral

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Tabletop Tuesdays: Getting Clue’d into the mysterious murder of Jane Stanford in July 2022

August 16, 2022
by Kathleen M Smith

In 1905, Jane Stanford died of strychnine poisoning while traveling in Hawaii. Books such as The Mysterious Death of Jane Stanford by Robert Cutler (2003) and, most recently, Who Killed Jane Stanford? by Richard White (2022) explore the suspicious circumstances of her death by examining archival records and surviving documents, many of which are here in the Stanford collections.

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Introducing Aeon!

August 15, 2022
by Benjamin Lee Stone

Starting Fall 2022, the Stanford University Libraries will be implementing Aeon, our new library and archives request system for special collections items. This system will replace our current request forms for reading rooms across Stanford Libraries, including the Department of Special Collections, The David Rumsey Map Center, East Asia Library Special Collections, and the Archive of Recorded Sound.

With Aeon, users can create a researcher account, which will allow them to:

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Stanford Libraries welcomes Ikuyo Lehman

August 5, 2022
by Bernadette Liu

Please join me in welcoming Ikuyo Lehman to Stanford Libraries, who joins the organization on Wednesday, August 10th as our new Associate Director of Finance.

Welcome to Lindsay King

August 3, 2022
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

It is my great pleasure to welcome Lindsay King to Stanford Libraries as the new Head of the Bowes Art & Architecture Library.  Lindsay's first day was Monday, August 1st. Prior to joining Stanford, Lindsay served as the Associate Director for Access and Research Services at the Robert B.

New exhibition: CODEX comes to the Art Library, new acquisitions 2022

August 3, 2022
by Katharine A Keller

Climate change, covid, and textile design are some of the themes explored in this exhibition. Our collaboration continues with Prof. Gail Wight as her labels not only describe the unique features of each work but include how these objects will be used in teaching and learning.

Working with students on library collections as data

July 20, 2022
by Catherine Nicole Coleman

Library collections provide exciting opportunities for students — particularly those interested in computational linguistics, computer vision, machine learning and data science — to apply methods they are learning in their classes to real world problems. Stanford's world-renowned AI institute, HAI, and interdisciplinary data science program, Stanford Data Science, attract students from around the world to learn about the latest computational techniques applied to a mind-bending array of projects.

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