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Monday, November 5, 2012

The University Archives and DLSS/DPG are pleased to announce that over 700 images from 8 Archives collections are now available via the Stanford Digital Repository. Included are:

B. Noah Tilghman color slides documenting Antarctica, 1972-1974 (SC1056)
Albert Brooks Cox photographs documenting the 1906 earthquake (PC0147)

Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Head Librarian, Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections

In a recent interview with Campus Technology digital magazine, Julie Sweetkind-Singer "discusses the importance and impact of long-term geospatial data storage."

She discusses the differences and difficulty in perserving digital data over the long term, versus paper-based data, as well as the educational and research needs for preserving geospatial data. Julie speaks about the National Geospatial Digital Archve (NGDA) and their recommendations for long term storage of geospatial data, and how this data is being implemented in the libraries.

See the article, Setting Storage Standards for Digital Media to read the entire interview.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) will be one of three November topics featured at Lane Medical Library's Open Everything Series. Mimi Calter, AUL and Chief of Staff; Tom Cramer, Chief Technology Strategist; and Amy Hodge, Science Data Librarian, will be speaking on Thursday November 8, 3-4:30pm at LK102 (map), about the SDR, options for depositing in the system, data preservation, future plans for data storage, and much more.

Other topics in this series include: Trends and Emerging Issues Related to Open Access, Open Data (November 6) and Learning in the Wild: What Open Learning Could Mean for Teaching (November 14).

For more specific information on each of the topics, visit the Open Knowledge website.

HighWire Press and Rievent Technologies announce partnership to deliver an enhanced Continuing Education product for publishers and societies.

PALO ALTO, CA & VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – 1 November 2012 -- HighWire and Rievent have partnered to provide a new continuing education (CME/CE) solution designed to provide a superior online learning experience for accredited activities. The combination of the two capabilities includes intuitive production, administrative, and reporting tools for publishers and societies.