Submitted by Chris Bourg on Mon, 09/15/2008 - 09:39.
Glen Worthey, of SULAIR's Humanities Digital Information Service, is teaching a Fall 2008 course in Stanford Continuing Studies called "The Digital Library and its (Dis)Contents" (CLS 76). Students in the course will learn something about the theory, history, and present state of the digital library, will speculate on its future possibilities, and critically engage the ideas of enthusiasts, naysayers, and creators of digital libraries. They'll examine both the metaphors that shape our understanding of the digital library, and the more down-to-earth legal, economic, and technological questions it raises, and engage in hands-on, experimental work with digital library collections to reveal some of their remarkable possibilities and potential pitfalls. Guest speakers include representatives of Stanford’s Office of the General Counsel and the Google Books Project.
Submitted by Chris Bourg on Thu, 09/11/2008 - 11:53.
Our new Information Center site is designed to make it easier for you to do what you come to the library to do: Find Books, Find Articles, and get research help.
We kept the IC Blog in the center of the home page, and encourage you to send us your comments on current blog posts, and suggestions for new topics.
Submitted by Chris Bourg on Tue, 09/02/2008 - 15:01.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/22/2008 - 07:40.
The Internet Archive is featuring Stanford's Iranian Blogs collection this month. This project, led by John Eilts, Curator of the library's Middle East Collection, has been archiving Iranian blogs since March 2008.
The tool being used for this project is called Archive-It which allows libraries to harvest and preserve born digital content and make the content searchable.