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Cover image of Peter's chair

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ezra Jack Keats' birth by checking out one of the books in the Stanford University Libraries collections that feature his writing and/or art.  The son of Polish-Jewish immgrants, Keats sought to bring diversity to the portrayal of children in his books and to be supportive of all children.

Cover image of Lives of extraordinary women

In honor of International Women's Day today and Women's History Month we've put together a display of children's books and young adult literature about women throughout history.  For a list of recent works, check out our guide to Children's books about women.

Cover image of Your favorite Seuss

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday today by checking out one of the many books, films, musical works in the Stanford University Libraries by or about the good doctor.

SearchWorks 3.1

The second round of SearchWorks work has just wrapped up (see part 1). Most of these changes are already visible, with a few more to come over the next week or so. This batch focused on improvements to metadata and availability display; user-requested, usability, and accessibility changes; and new content.

We are pleased to announce the March 2016 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

Graduate students work on a presentation

In the news this month:

  • Take a Break, Pet a Dog
  • TCP Helps with Writing, Presentations
  • School of Engineering Future
  • SPIE Spotlights - New!
  • Scan and Deliver from SAL3
  • Engineering Village New Feature
Holly the Eurasian Eagle Owl

These titles have recently joined our reference collection.  In no particular order: 

The Times comprehensive atlas of the world.
This new edition includes prefatory sections on climate change, biodiversity, urbanization, the economy, and more. Shelved underneath the dictionary stand.

A chronological history of Australian composers and their compositions / researched, compiled, and edited by Stephen Pleskun.

Roll scanner model

To facilitate research, study, and access to the historical piano rolls in its collection, the Stanford Player Piano Project is designing and constructing a piano roll scanner capable of scanning all of the various types of piano and organ rolls that have been collected to date. This new scanner is based on the work of Anthony Robinson, who is working with the Project to expand upon and improve his earlier design. Monica Caravias, a graduate student at the Stanford Product Realization Lab, is designing and building Stanford’s scanner in close collaboration with Anthony and under the direction of Prof. Craig Milroy. This is the first in a series of reports on the progress of constructing the scanner.

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