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.
Question: Is there a map that shows all of the libraries on campus?
Answer: A list of libraries on campus (with their descriptions) can be found here. There's a PDF of the Stanford University Libraries Map available at the top of the page.
Zachary Chandler, the Academic Technology Specialist for the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL), founded Experimedia, the DLCL's in-house design group to help humanities students merge technology and artistry with humanities research.
DLCL undergraduate students took advantage of Experimedia to create a music video requested by Robert Harrison, Rosina Pierroti Professor of Italian Literature and Chair of the Stanford University French and Italian department and lead guitarist in Glass Wave. Glass Wave is a rock band that performs songs inspired by classical texts; they wanted a video to promote "Annabel Lee", a track from the band's new album, which was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's last complete poem of the same name.
A warm welcome to Morgan Elmore who has joined the SULAIR staff as a Cartographic Technology Specialist. Morgan will be instrumental in helping to build out the infrastructure for the map digitization lab, for creating Web pages for map content and will eventually work in the new historic map room when it is completed. Morgan's been here two weeks and is already helping to streamline workflows and develop web content.
Glynn Edwards of Special Collections recently published an article "Born-Digital Material at Stanford" in Archival Elements, the newsletter of the Society of American Archivists Science, Technology, and Health Care Roundtable. The article (on pages 7-9 of the newsletter) provides a good overview of how SULAIR is beginning to deal with its large volume of born-digital and hybrid collections. You'll find information on SULAIR's born-digital collections, the software and tools used to archive such material, and the SULAIR staff involved in the process. The article also includes links for more information on born-digital projects and software.
Please come visit and see Swain’s mini-renovation that included a painting of the computer room for the first time in more than 25 years, removing two of the four ranges of journal display shelving (because most subscriptions are now digital), and rearranging things to make the back alcove more inviting. We plan to use journal display area for displaying posters. We are also thrilled to get Green's old cash-to-card machine as it accepts both old and "new" bills. See our Facebook page with more photos of the mini-renovation.
This renovation project was possible due to Bob Schwarzwalder's moral and financial support, Edgar Maxion and Ramoncito Chuenco (Chito) who oversaw and coordinated the project, Ed Caragan for coordinating the furniture move form Physics and Engineering Libraries, and Aparna Sharma for working closely with painters and movers to insure that things ended up in the right place.