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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
Have you ever wondered why and how something like a paper doll was added to the library collection? If so, please join us for a panel presentation where representatives from Collection Development, SUL Technical Services, and Special Collections Technical Services will explain each step of the acquisition process using the recently acquired Jenny Lind paper doll set as an example. The presentation will explain how the set was discovered and paid for, the considerations that were made before the collection came to Stanford, how the SearchWorks catalog records were prepared, some conservation considerations, and how students interact with and learn from the physical as well as the digital objects. Please join us for a fascinating deep dive into the world of Special Collections acquisitions!
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
This session will offer an overview of the “whys and hows” of planning, designing, and producing exhibitions for the Library’s Special Collections. For context, my talk will begin with a brief wayback (post-horse and carriage, pre-information superhighway) photo tour of exhibits in Stanford’s Main Library. I’ll describe the current exhibit program’s primary goals and address the question of where ideas for exhibits come from: who proposes them and how and why they are chosen, illustrated with examples. In the last portion of the program I’ll talk about the process of curating and producing a show and ways to approach designing a physical exhibit for display in library cases, offering what I hope will be helpful advice to any of you considering designing an exhibit of your own. Depending on space, the session will end with a hands-on exercise of making a simple caption support.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
If you’ve ever wondered what treasures lie in the basement of Green Library - this is the session for you! Media & Microtext is a hidden gem of Stanford Libraries' collections. Our materials are heavily used by a variety of patrons for film viewing & study, videogame play & research, and significant scholarly work. Our vast film and television collection holds over 50,000 titles, in DVD, Blu-ray, VHS and other formats, including rare materials not found elsewhere. Our videogame & software collection is quite fantastic, with over 6000 titles from the 1980s to present day. The new retro game area even allows players to enjoy such classic consoles as the Atari 2600, Vectrex, and SuperNES. Finally, we have other media encompassing a gamut of subjects, including sound recordings and digital archives. Alongside our audio-visual media, the Center boasts an in-depth research collection of over 170,000 microforms. Over several years this collection has grown to encompass materials from many other campus libraries. Students, scholars, and visitors peruse our materials regularly looking for the crucial information to complete their research. In addition, Henry Lowood has spear-headed Stanford Libraries' foray into streaming services, including the popular Kanopy service. Please join Laszlo Jakusovszky, Operations Manager for the Media & Microtext Center, and Henry Lowood, Curator for Film & Media Collections, for an overview of the Center’s wonderful collections and how you and our patrons may use it to best effect.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
In advance of the release of the 2017 Copyright Reminder, Mimi Calter will review many of the copyright scenarios that document will address. We’ll talk about library procedures and policies related to copyright, review some basics of copyright law, and talk about working with patrons on copyright issues. Bring your questions!

5. Concierge 39: LOCKSS [2017] Online

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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
The LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) Program provides distributed digital preservation software and services used by hundreds of institutions across tens of networks. Established as an auxiliary of Stanford University Libraries in 1999, the LOCKSS Program originally helped libraries secure post-cancellation access to subscription electronic resources. Its focus has since expanded to preservation of the digital scholarly record more broadly and enabling communities to preserve digital materials that matter to them. As its founders, Vicky Reich and David Rosenthal, are now retired and the LOCKSS Program joins the Digital Library Systems and Services group, the LOCKSS Program is poised for major new initiatives. Come to this Concierge session to hear from Nicholas Taylor, Program Manager for LOCKSS and Web Archiving, about the present and future of the LOCKSS Program.

6. Concierge 40: Data Stories [2017] Online

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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
Providing support for qualitative and quantitative data to the Stanford research community involves a lot of parts and pieces. In this session, Vijoy Abraham, Ashley Jester, Kris Kasianovitz, and Alesia Montgomery will discuss the the landscape of quantitative and qualitative social science data here at Stanford. Each presenter will provide us with a "data story" that exemplifies the complexities of the work they do to manage the life cycle of social science data sets, from acquisition to the researcher. Data covered will be the various flavors of the US Census, the provisioning of the DISQUE DENUNCIA dataset for international policy research, qualitative data, and Corelogic Tax and Deed Public Record Data.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
Stanford Libraries’ collection of South Asian materials increased dramatically in the last few years as the focus of the collection expanded to include materials in the regional languages of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. Join us for a presentation by C. Ryan Perkins, South Asian Studies Librarian, on the peculiar challenges of building a collection of vernacular South Asian materials from scratch. Ryan will discuss his experience finding vendors to supply materials when no vendors seem to exist and finding ways to provide metadata for materials in vernacular languages when Stanford Libraries does not have catalogers for those languages. The presentation will also highlight some of the goals Ryan has for the collection, what strategies he uses for determining, in a region with dozens of languages, which languages should be collected comprehensively and which should be excluded, and how a partnership with Library of Congress enables some of the collection building.

8. Concierge 42: CIDR, What? [2017] Online

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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
The Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) is a unique group of technology specialists, software developers, and humanities and social science data and subject librarians who design and develop new digital tools and methods and incorporate technology and information resources to promote scholarship. Meet our team members and learn about our services, workshops and partners, and hear highlights from some of our projects that integrate data visualization, data organization, and data preservation.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
Archive the Web? But how could we possibly…there’s so much of it! Web archiving entails many challenges, among them content selection, policy considerations, and technical complexity. Stanford University Libraries has tackled these challenges to archive a range of valuable, at-risk web content in service of the Stanford community and the broader public. Please join Nicholas Taylor, SUL’s Web Archiving Service Manager, to learn more about web archiving and what SUL is doing in this important arena.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
Last month, the University announced $801.6 million was raised during fiscal year 2015. Join Gabrielle Karampelas, Director of Development and Communications for Stanford Libraries, and Sonia Lee, Associate Director of Development for the Libraries, as they discuss SUL's fundraising efforts, goals and most recent results. If you have ever been intrigued by how SUL raises funds, or if you are just interested to learn more about how Jane Lathrop Stanford's jewels have contributed to new acquisitions--even to this day--don't miss this conversation! The success of fundraising for the Libraries relies on staff participation; this talk will address how staff specialization and participation are vital to long term and meaningful stewardship and recruitment of library donors. Gabrielle and Sonia will also address the significance the arrival of a new university president will have on development and donor engagement.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
Spotlight. You’ve heard that it’s a new service for making online SUL content more accessible and engaging, but you’re not really sure who’s been using it or even when you would want to use it. In this Concierge session we’ll cover how some of your SUL colleagues have been using Spotlight, why Spotlight is an important new service you should be considering, and how you would go about getting started. Please join Stu Snydman and Tony Navarrete as they host a lively discussion with a few early Spotlight adopters.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
Join the development team from ePADD, open source software developed by Stanford University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives, that uses machine learning and natural language processing to support the appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery of historical email archives. Glynn Edwards (Head of Special Collections and Born-Digital Program), Peter Chan (Digital Archivist) and Josh Schneider (Assistant University Archivist) will discuss the genesis of the project, provide an overview of the software, and address what community effort s like ePADD mean for the future of providing scholars with access to digital archival materials in special collections repositories.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
Meet the folks who keep SUL's website running and learn about new and upcoming features, as well as guiding principles for our website's design and content.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
Provides an overview of the process and people who support Stanford University Libraries bibliographers and curators to create or acquire content for the digital library, to preserve it in the digital repository, and to make it discoverable in SearchWorks and accessible in a variety of innovative platforms developed right here at Stanford, including Spotlight and Mirador.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
The Stanford University Libraries Acquisitions and Metadata Departments operate behind the scenes to procure and make discoverable the paid for and free content selected by our bibliographers. In this session, you will come to appreciate how the staff within these departments work together and with our vendors and publishers to provide access to materials in variety of formats, establish efficiencies, and ensure access to the collection for our patrons. This session is presented by Sarah Forzetting, Acquisitions Ordering & Fiscal Librarian, Nancy Lorimer, Interim Head of the Metadata Department, and Alexis Manheim, Acting Head of the Acquisitions Department.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
The Stanford Silicon Valley Archives documents the origins and development of Silicon Valley, with its holdings of project files, technical notes, photographs, interviews, and diaries and correspondence of major figures in the history of technology. In these sessions, you will learn about the rich history of this archive and its role as a research center for those interested in understanding Silicon Valley. These sessions will be presented by Henry Lowood, Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections, and Leslie Berlin, Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives.

17. Concierge 28: EarthWorks [2015] Online

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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
Please join us for for the first Library Concierge Program session of the 2015-16 academic year. Stace Maples and Jack Reed will conduct a lively discussion presenting EarthWorks. EarthWorks is a discovery tool for geospatial (a.k.a. GIS) data. It allows users to search and browse the GIS collections owned by Stanford University Libraries, as well as data collections from many other institutions.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
IIIF, DMS, Mirador... these names and acronyms are frustratingly opaque. To start unravelling the many related threads of interoperability efforts within SUL, Ben Albritton will lead a discussion based on the activities of the Digital Manuscript Program, but with an eye to applicability in other content areas. What tools do we support, what does interoperability mean for SUL content, and what can we expect in the year ahead? These questions, and more, will drive a tour of current and emerging activities.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
This session is about the new Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR), which supports digital humanities and computational social science research and teaching at Stanford. The presentation is by CIDR co-directors Glen Worthey and Stu Snydman as well as members of the CIDR team describing CIDR's mission as well as tools, projects, data management, and analysis designed and developed by the team.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
We are pleased to provide an opportunity for everyone to meet and speak with Gabrielle Karampelas. Gabrielle's session will provide attendees with an overview of her role as the Director for Communications and Development at SUL. This session is geared to all departments and affiliates.