Submitted by email@example.com on Thu, 06/10/2010 - 07:17.
Stanford has acquired the business archives of Canyon Cinema, including Canyon's Cinemanews, the main organ of the independent filmmaking community, in addition to letters, memos, posters and exhibition records. The details of the acquisition are available in the Stanford News Service story. A scholarly study of Canyon Cinema and its founder Bruce Baillie has also been published and is available in Green Library.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Tue, 06/08/2010 - 06:01.
As the new Engineering Library approaches completion, a detailed informational site has been put up with full background and updates.
Submitted by email@example.com on Thu, 06/03/2010 - 09:27.
It's the birthday of poet Allen Ginsberg, born in Newark, New Jersey in 1926. Ginsberg studied at Columbia University, where he took up with a group of friends that included William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, and Neal Cassady. In 1948, Kerouac dubbed them the "Beat Generation," which the American National Biography explains referred loosely "to their shared sense of spiritual exhaustion and diffuse feelings of rebellion against what they experienced as the general conformity, hypocrisy, and materialism of the larger society around them caught up in the unprecedented prosperity of postwar America."
Ginsberg moved to California, where he became part of the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance, a literary circle including Kenneth Rexroth, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, Michael McClure, Philip Lamantia, Robert Duncan, and Philip Whalen. Of his celebrated 1956 poem "Howl" -- vindicated after a widely publicized obscenity trial -- Ginsberg later wrote "I was curious to leave behind after my generation an emotional time bomb that would continue exploding in U.S. consciousness in case our military-industrial-nationalist complex solidified into a repressive police bureaucracy."
Ginsberg went on to become something of a spokesman for the Vietnam War protest movement. In 1986 and 1987 he was back at Columbia University—this time as a visiting professor—and he taught at Brooklyn College from the fall of 1987 until his death in 1997.
The University of Illinois has a website on Modern American Poetry that provides a rich resource on Ginsberg's life and work.
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Mon, 04/19/2010 - 07:52.
In today's Stanford Report, the University announced it had applied to create a habitat conservation plan for campus. Habitat conservation plans (HCP), made possible by the U.S. Endangered Species Act, allow landholders to create comprehensive, long-term conservation plans, rather than rely on short-term, limited mitigations for specific projects that might affect threatened or endangered species.
So why am I writing about it here on this library blog? Because a) it's a great idea; and b) the article mentions that the proposal appeared in the Federal Register on Friday April 16.
I just want to remind our readers that the Federal Register is available online in several formats and all listed on the library's databases page under the subject Government Information: United States. It's available for free from the Government Printing Office (GPO) from 1994 - present and also historically back to Volume 1, 1936 from HeinOnline.
So here's the FR listing to the Stanford application:
EIS No. 20100121, Draft EIS, DOI, CA, Stanford University Habitat
Lastly, for any of you government information geeks out there, the Federal Register is the main source for federal agencies' proposed new rules and regulations, final rules, changes to existing rules, and notices of meetings and adjudicatory proceedings. As wikipedia article on the Federal Register so aptly stated, the FR is in essence, "a way for the government to think aloud to the people, and ... gives the people a chance to participate in agency rulemaking." Final rules listed in the FR are eventually codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) -- which is also available on the library's databases page.
That is all.