SULAIR's Library Development Office publishes monthly issues of ReMix: News from the Stanford Libraries. August's issue has a variety of interesting news items and links. This includes items on the SearchWorks; the opening of the Engineering Library; and philanthropy in uncertain times. You'll also find a number of other news items and information about exhibitions, events, publications, and acquisitions.
The new Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center is holding an Open House on Wednesday, September 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Huang Center, which is located in the Science and Engineering Quad, was designed to be a campus-wide crossroads for innovation, so be among the first to become acquainted with the collaborative spaces and services available to you. You can tour the building (which includes the new Engineering Library), enter prize drawings and enjoy light refreshments.
All SULAIR staff are invited to attend this webinar:
Dublin Core: The Road from Metadata Formats to Linked Data
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Green Library, SSRC Seminar Room
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) are pleased to announce a new educational partnership, starting with an educational webinar on Dublin Core: The Road from Metadata Formats to Linked Data.
Question: How do I find international newspapers online?
Answer: Links to current newspapers are just part of the information about different countries in Portals to the World - "links to electronic resources selected by Library of Congress subject experts." After selecting a country, choose "Media and Communication."
We also have some of this information in Europa world year book, which is online. (The latest edition of Europa encyclopedias on different parts of the world are in the Ready Reference Section of the Information Center, near the IC desk.)
Preservation has received a number of requests for informative bookmarks for patrons. We now have several designs available, including two that address food and drink policies, and one that explains why sticky notes damage library materials. You can preview them here (PDF). I will also send out a few samples of each design to each of the libraries later this week. You’re welcome to distribute them to the public. To request more, please contact me at email@example.com, and I’ll send your department a larger supply.
As of today (Tuesday, August 10), SearchWorks includes the following major enhancements:
Browse by Call Number: The small "browse by call number" list on the item detail page has been augmented with a full-page view. Click the "Show full page" link, and you'll be able to browse the virtual shelves across all libraries, in gallery or list view. See this page for an example.
New request forms: Paging and recall/hold requests are now possible directly from SearchWorks. Just click the "request" link (or the "Page for delivery" link) in the item list, and the new request form will display.
New visual design: The most obvious change is the new graphic design: overall, we've made the layout more consistent and flexible, along with some reorganization and new features.