At a ceremony held on February 21, 2018, the East Asia Library commemorated Dr. Moses Li's generous donation of a full set of the recently published Wenlan Ge Siku quanshu 文瀾閣四庫全書 in 1599 volumes.
Blog topic: New acquisitions
The Archive of Recorded Sound is happy to announce that the Strong Museum Collection (ARS-0190) of bound volumes of patents from the Aeolian Company, the Amphion Piano Player Company, and the Mason & Hamlin Piano Company is processed and is now open for research. The volumes cover piano, player piano, organ, and player organ patents filed with the United States Patent Office and the British Patent Office from 1825 to 1926. The volumes provide an extensive technical and historical overview of the inventions, innovations, and improvements in the musical instrument industry during this time period.
Established in 1965 by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is the world’s repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures. Containing over 900,000 entries from x-ray and neutron diffraction analyses, this unique database of accurate 3D structures has become an essential resource to scientists around the world. The June 2015 issue of CCDC's Crystalline Newsletter covers 50 Years of Sharing Crystal Structures (PDF). In addition to coverage of the published literature, CSD searches also contains data published directly through the CSD as CSD Communications that are not available anywhere else.
A campus-wide site license for CrystalMaker is now available to current students, faculty and staff at Stanford. Used for research and teaching in chemistry, solid-state physics, materials science, mineralogy and crystallography, this package includes three software programs: CrystalMaker, CrystalDiffract, and SingleCrystal. Both Mac and PC versions are available (but not Linux). After installing the software on your personal computer, you do not need to be connected to the Internet in order to use it.
The Jenny Lind paper doll set is a somewhat unusual and most charming recent acquisition by the Stanford Libraries. The doll, measuring just 10 cm in height, comes with costumes from eight of Lind’s notable opera roles, a “concert-toilette” (recital) gown, and five hair pieces. The chromolithographed opera costumes may reference actual outfits worn by Lind, or, more likely, originate from the designer’s imagination. We do know that the designer took liberties with the doll’s hair color—Lind was decidedly a brunette.
The Stanford University Libraries received a collection of documents and manuscripts from the conductor, pianist, composer, and music editor, Jacques-Louis Monod. He was born at Asnières-sur-Seine, France on 25 February 1927 and, as a child prodigy, began his education at the Paris Conservatory in 1935. He studied composition principally with René Leibowitz, who was a major influence on his work, and also with composers Olivier Messiaen, Bernard Wagenaar, Boris Blacher, and Josef Rufer.
The University Archives is pleased to announce a new exhibit opening this week in the South Lobby/East Wing of Green Library, highlighting its vibrant collection of materials documenting queer history at Stanford. An online exhibit sharing these same titles and more can be accessed via exhibits.stanford.edu/queer.
I am excited to announce that the library has recently acquired access to all 16 modules of EPWRF's (Economic and Political Weekly Research Foundation) India Time Series, which provides data on India's economic indicators. The website is user-friendly and while there is some overlap with Indiastat there is also significant data that is unique to EPWRF. You can access more than 30,000 variables through the library record found here: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/12087106