History of Science &Technology
Submitted by email@example.com on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 11:38.
Good Day Sacramento was here in Green Library recently to talk to Henry Lowood—Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections and Film & Media Collections—about the Apple collection. You can see the video here.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 08:26.
You can watch here an interview with Henry Lowood, Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections and Film & Media Collections in the Stanford University Libraries. Howard Rheingold speaks with Lowood about the meaning of the word "curation" in an age of online information.
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Sat, 11/19/2011 - 10:56.
Stanford Libraries has joined the Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) in a collaborative effort to digitize, preserve and give public access to historic federal technical reports prior to 1975. The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) is an initiative led by the University of Arizona in collaboration with CRL and 30 Federal Depository Libraries. More about the project can be found on the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) site and the technical reports themselves can be searched and downloaded via http://www.technicalreports.org/. Readers will also be able to access the digitized technical reports via Searchworks.
According to the TRAIL site:
Technical reports communicate research progress in technology and science; they deliver information for technical development to industry and research institutions contributing to the continued growth of science and technology. These highly detailed reports contain valuable information serving specialized audiences of researchers. While availability to more recent (1994–current) technical report literature has greatly improved with Internet access, legacy technical report documents remain elusive to researchers. Most large research libraries across the country have sizeable collections of federally funded technical research reports—frequently a million or more ranging from several pages to several hundred pages.
An example of some report series digitized include:
FYI, Stanford Libraries also subscribes to the National Technical Reports Library, a database of two million historical and current government technical reports archived by the National Technical Information Service. For questions about this important initiative, please contact James Jacobs, US Government Information Librarian at jrjacobs AT stanford DOT edu.
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 12:13.
So the CIA just got around to declassifying 6 of the U.S.'s oldest classified documents from WWI (1917 + 1918). They've posted them in their CIA FOIA reading room and the CIA Records Search Tool (CREST) at the National Archives (but to use CREST, a researcher must physically be present at the National Archives, College Park, Maryland :-|). That also means that the documents will also soon be available at the Stanford Library FOIA collection (I'm harvesting them as we speak ;-)).
Declassified CIA documents (all pdf):
This was such cool news that Rachel Maddow went gaga over the news!
*Originally posted at Free Government Information.
[HT to Gary Price at InfoDocket]