Stanford Libraries

Stanford supports 20 libraries and a robust portfolio of online services. The collections of books, journals, scores and printed reference works comprise more than 9.3 million physical volumes, 1.5 million e-books, 2.5 million audiovisual materials, more than 77,000 serials, thousands of other digital resources and nearly 6 million microform holdings. Special Collections and University Archives include nearly 300,000 rare or special books and 59 million pages of unpublished materials, including manuscripts, papers and correspondence; corporate records and archives, including several Silicon Valley and California collections.

Stanford Libraries focuses on both traditional and digital resources, and is a founding partner of the International Image Interoperability Framework, which allows faculty and students to access digital collections from hundreds of institutions globally without having to leave their dorm or office. The Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research includes a team of software developers and digital research specialists who partner with faculty to produce digital humanities and computational social sciences projects.

More than 560,000 scholarly items, including manuscripts, books, data, theses and dissertations, have been deposited into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR), the Libraries’ solution for management of resources produced by Stanford students and faculty. SDR provides Stanford scholars and students the means to preserve and make accessible their research, which is a mandate for federally funded projects, particularly within the sciences.

Stanford University Press

Founded in 1925, Stanford University Press publishes about 175 books per year. About two-thirds are scholarly monographs and textbooks in the humanities and the social sciences, and one-third are textbooks, professional reference works and monographs in law, business, economics, security studies and public policy. With grant funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the press is working to publish peer reviewed born-digital scholarly works under its imprimatur.


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