Blog topic: Stanford Digital Repository

SDR Deposit of the Week: Optimizing wind farms

wind turbines
July 1, 2019
by Amy E. Hodge

Every year, more and more Stanford researchers use the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) to share the work they have done in a way that goes beyond just publishing a paper -- they provide direct access to the actual data files so that others may also benefit from their efforts. Graduate student Michael Howland is one such forward-thinking Cardinal who recently deposited the data associated with his article "Wind farm power optimization through wake steering," out today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

New viewer released for image content in the Stanford Digital Repository

Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band, Stanford vs. Oregon football game, November 7, 2009
July 1, 2019
by Catherine A. Aster

We're pleased to announce that we have just released a new viewer into production for all image content in the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). At this time the upgraded viewer, which leverages Mirador 3, supports all image file format types, while audio, video, 3D and PDF files are still delivered using the existing viewer.

SDR Deposit of the Month: All in the Family

Device used in marine nitrogen cycle research
May 3, 2019
by Hannah Frost

By many measures, Stanford is a big place. Two typical measures: the historic campus (6th largest in the US) stretches across 8,180 acres, and is home to over 31,000 students, faculty, and staff this academic year. A random measure: for the JSTOR database subscription provided by the Libraries, Stanford's institution classification level is “very large".

But some days, Stanford feels like a small, close-knit town where degrees of separation between community members rarely exceed two or three. 

Spotlight on the transcontinental railroad

Snow plow at Cisco
April 18, 2019
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

The completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869 marked an important milestone in the history of the United States with the joining of the populated east with the growing cities and towns of the west. Stanford University, with its connection to Leland Stanford and Timothy Hopkins, holds in its libraries an impressive array of materials related to this monumental achievement including the often overlooked contributions of the Chinese railroad workers.

SDR Deposit of the Month: The Stanford Iran 2040 Project

Outline of Iran
March 17, 2019
by Hannah Frost

The Stanford Digital Repository has a few sneaker collections: a collection that "sneaks" into existence via the online deposit application under the radar, without fanfare or extra support needed from the SDR team.

Gear Up for Research Computing

Gear Up for Research
February 4, 2019
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Are you using computing in your research?  Do you have questions about Stanford's complex array of computing resources?  Join Stanford Libraries and the Stanford Research Computing Center for our annual Gear Up for Research event:

Gear Up for Research Computing

Tuesday, February 26, 9:45 am to 2:45 pm

Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building

Register at: