I was very interested when recently a colleague from Green Library, David Jordan, alerted me to the existence of several Chinese and Japanese items within the Gunst Collection, also known as the Morgan A. and Aline D. Gunst Memorial Library of the Book Arts. As the name suggests, this collection, which was donated to Stanford Libaries in 1963 and contains over four thousand volumes, is devoted to works that showcase the role of books as artifacts. As I was browsing through the short list of East Asian materials belonging to this collection, I was intrigued by one item in particular, which was described as an eleventh-century print of a Chinese Buddhist scripture.
Blog topic: Digital preservation
Have you ever wondered about the scope, extent, and style of Digital Humanities activities going on in Europe, and how our DH work in the U.S., and particularly at Stanford, compares? Are you interested in learning more about DARIAH, the major pan-European infrastructure for activities in Digital Arts and Humanities? Do you have a DH project or idea of your own, and want to hear about what other projects and working groups are doing, both in California and beyond?
Join us September 13th through 15th, 2018, in Stanford’s Green Library, for a 3-day workshop on “Sustainable Infrastructures for Digital Arts & Humanities” to learn more.
We are very excited to announce the release of ePADD 5.1! ePADD is free and open-source computational analysis software developed by Special Collections & University Archives and partners, that facilitates screening, browsing, and access for historically and culturally significant email collections.
Read on for more about the release, and the latest news from the project team.
Stanford University Archives is very excited to announce that the email of longtime Stanford Computer Science faculty member Richard Fikes is now processed, accessible in the Special Collections reading room, and discoverable online via ePADD Discovery.
Adi Da (Bubba Free John) was a 20th century religious leader that studied English literature at Stanford, Joseph Campbell proposed a universal narrative that is mythopoetic, and host Michael Toms interviewed the latter and the early followers of the former in the embryonic episodes of the radio show New Dimensions.
Stanford Libraries staff will be leading an upcoming webinar on the advanced uses of the Bulk Extractor forensics tool titled “bulk_extractor: Beyond the Basics”. This is part of an ongoing series of webinars designed to dig a little deeper into the advanced functionality of the BitCurator software environment. These webinars are hosted by the BitCurator Consortium, of which Stanford is a charter member.
We are excited to announce the release of ePADD v5.0 beta 1. This release introduces the ability to manage and merge accessions. It also introduces a robust label management system, offering users a more sophisticated way to implement and manage restrictions and other descriptive message labels.