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Stanford Libraries leads collaborative grant

“The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Stanford a $1.5 million grant to support library initiatives that develop and advance the use of linked open data. Stanford Libraries will coordinate a team representing Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Library of Congress and Princeton to upgrade the current infrastructure libraries use to create, store, and share bibliographic data.” (via Stanford University Libraries)

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Stanford Library known as “UGLI” gets Levelled

“Perhaps no building on any college campus has ever been so deserving of its acronym as the undergraduate library (UGLI) at Stanford University. Put up in the regrettable college architecture era of the 1960s, UGLI, is formally named  J. Henry Meyer Memorial Library.  Bu class schedules abbreviated undergraduate library to “UGLI.” So UGLI it was and ugly it is, rising high and stark in the middle of an architectural style that is low and subdued.” (via SFGate)

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Library archivists face contractual, technical challenges in preserving digital materials

“Archivists at Stanford libraries face contractual and technical challenges in keeping an increasing amount of digital material, like eBooks and email, safe and accessible for future generations. For one, words in paper books don’t spontaneously disappear, but words in eBooks can. Because eBooks and electronic journals are licensed, not owned, libraries may not be able to ensure long-term access to them. Depending on the contract between the publisher and the library, publishers can sometimes remove or alter content without the library’s consent. According to Hannah C. Frost, services manager at the Stanford Digital Repository, this issue is a long-standing problem for research institutions like Stanford.” (via Stanford Daily)

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Stanford University’s HighWire Press receives Growth Equity Investment from Accel-KKR

“HighWire Press, a technology service provider to influential scholarly publishers and an auxiliary unit of Stanford University Libraries, announced today it has received a significant equity investment to support its strategic growth from Accel-KKR, a leading technology-focused private equity firm. The new partnership enables HighWire to further its investment in strategic initiatives and digital innovations in Internet-based publishing.” (via Stanford University Libraries)

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French Revolution Digital Archive – Web Site Launched

“We’re excited to announce Stanford University Libraries’ release of the French Revolution Digital Archive web site (FRDA): frda.stanford.edu. FRDA is the result of a multi-year collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) to produce a digital version of the key research sources of the French Revolution and make them available to the international scholarly community.” (via Stanford University Libraries)

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