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New collections added to Stanford Digital Repository in January 2014

Kwangtung Province

In January, approximately 137,000 new files representing over 35,500 items were accessioned into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). These materials include -- but are not limited to -- items from the Jarnydce Collection, TRAIL Maps Project, and the Revs Digital Library.

Village Map of India

The Village Map of India is a collection of vector shapefiles that combine administrative boundary information with Census data from 2001 including: total population, population by sex, household, literacy and illiteracy rates, and employment by industry. These data are available at the village-level for all states in India and may be used in rural development planning, demographic analysis, and map output production.
Added to SDR this month: 25 files
Collection Contact: Kim Durante

People’s Computer Company

The newsletters of the People’s Computer Company and the Homebrew Computer Club are important documents of the early history of Microcomputing. Stanford University's collection is one of the most complete sets in the world. The project will produce nearly complete digitized sets of these historical publications which will be invaluable to researchers interested in the history of Silicon Valley and the history of Microcomputing.
Added to SDR this month: 6 newsletters
Collection Contact: Henry Lowood


The nineteenth-century novel is one of the key areas of research and teaching for the English Department at Stanford, with many faculty and graduate students concentrating on this genre and time period. The Study for the Center of the Novel, which generates much dynamic discussion and scholarship on the form, came about due to the intense engagement with this seminal form at Stanford. The single-volume novel, of the type represented in this collection from Jarndyce, was a precursor to the form of the twentieth-century novel and novella.
Added to SDR this month: 2 novels
Collection Contact: Glen Worthey

Maps - Stanford General Collections

These are maps that are from Stanford's general map collections held at the Branner Earth Sciences Library, which includes approximately 300,000 sheets. The DLSS Map Digitization Lab regularly scans maps from the general collection to facilitate research and scholarly access.
Added to SDR this month: 124 maps
Collection Contact: Jane Ingalls and G. Salim Mohammed

TRAIL Maps Project

This collection is part of the larger Technical report archive and image library (TRAIL) project to which Stanford Libraries belong (see: The collection consists of USGS maps published as part of the technical report series published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Biological Services. Examples include the Florida Ecological Atlas, Ecological Atlas of Coastal Alabama, and Pacific Coast Ecological Inventory.  The maps digitized this month were part of the continuing effort to digitize the maps included in the project.
Added to SDR this month: 2 maps
Collection Contact: Jane Ingalls and James Jacob

Revs Digital Library

In January the Revs Digital Library made further progress in it's ongoing efforts to ensure access and preservation of materials from the Revs Institute and the Revs Program at Stanford. The Institute, which is focused on the scholarly study of the automotive history, houses a library with over a million automobile-related items, including images, research books, ephemera, and specialized documents. The Revs Program at Stanford was established to promote a new trans-disciplinary field connecting the past, present and future of the automobile. More information is at the Revs Digital Library website, which is currently in beta and available to all members of the Stanford community. The items added in the month of December are a continuation of the digitization efforts for this collection.
Added to SDR this month: approximately 34,800 photos
Collection Contact: Scott George

Gaihozu Maps

Additional "Gaihozu Maps" depicting Japan and territories outside of Japan (referred to as "Gaihozu") were added to SDR . Created between the Meiji era and the end of WWII, this collection is part of a world-wide effort to preserve this historically and scientifically important set of materials. More information about this collection is available in The Stanford University Libraries Newsletter. Branner Library holds around 10,000 of these maps. This is a continuation of the digitization efforts for this collection.  For more information, please see the article on the Gaihozu maps in ReMix: The Stanford University Libraries Newsletter.
Added to SDR this month: 308 maps
Collection Contact: Jane Ingalls and G. Salim Mohammed

Inclusion in the Stanford Digital Repository ensures that these materials are available to researchers and scholars (while upholding appropriate access restrictions), now and in the future through a secure, sustainable stewardship environment. While many of these objects are already discoverable via SearchWorks others will get SearchWorks records in the coming months. All materials are currently available via the item’s PURL (a persistent URL which ensure that these materials are available from a single URL over the long-term, regardless of changes in file location or application technology).

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