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Submitted by Chris Bourg on Thu, 12/03/2009 - 13:29.
We encourage you to check out Europeana, a collection of over 4.6 million digital items from the various cultural collections of Europe:
Europeana.eu is about ideas and inspiration. It links you to 4.6 million digital items.
* Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects
* Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers
* Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts
* Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts
Some of these are world famous, others are hidden treasures from Europe's
* museums and galleries
* audio-visual collections
Items in the collection come from organizations such as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the British Library in London and the Louvre in Paris.
Europeana is free and open to the public.
Submitted by Chris Bourg on Tue, 12/01/2009 - 17:14.
From the ACRL announcement:
ACRL is pleased to announce a new partnership with HighWire Press, a division of the Stanford University Libraries, to provide online hosting of College & Research Libraries (C&RL), College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News), and RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage. Choice Reviews Online, the online product of ACRL’s Middletown, CT based publishing unit, Choice, will also migrate to HighWire.
The move of ACRL’s publications from the association Website to the HighWire platform will provide a number of benefits including improved search capabilities both within and across publications, increased Web 2.0 functionality, and online access for individual and institutional non-member subscribers. The HighWire platform will also provide a richer user experience for Choice Reviews Online subscribers.
C&RL, C&RL News and RBM will launch on HighWire by the end of 2009 and Choice Reviews Online in 2010. Additional information, including access instructions, will be forthcoming.
Submitted by Chris Bourg on Wed, 11/25/2009 - 14:11.
Green Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday,November 26 and Friday, November 27. Green reopens on Saturday, November 28, 9am to 5pm. See Library Thanksgiving Hours for information about other libraries.
In addition, to accommodate an International Digital Library Conference, the Bender Room (5th floor, Bing Wing) will be closed to the public from Wednesday, November 25 to Noon on Wednesday, December 2. We apologize for the inconvenience, and encourage patrons to consider the Johnsson Room (1st floor, Bing Wing) and the Lane Room (2nd floor, Bing Wing) as alternative study spaces.
Submitted by Chris Bourg on Thu, 11/05/2009 - 09:46.
Unfortunately, there have been several reported thefts of items attached to bikes parked in front of Green Library--especially the area between Meyer and Green. Items such as bike lights and spare tires have been stolen. Please exercise caution when parking your bicycle in front of the Library. Consider removing detachable lights and carrying them with you, and always lock your bike.
As always report any suspicious activity observed to the non-emergency police response number: 723-9633. Anytime you need immediate police, fire, or medical response, dial 9-9-1-1 from University phones (all Stanford prefixes). From non-university phones, dial 9-1-1.
As a further deterrent to bicycle theft get a bicycle license and always lock your bicycle. For further information see Stanford University Department of Public Safety.