The producers of Riverwalk Jazz, the popular public radio program dedicated to presenting, preserving and promoting classic jazz, recently issued their highly-acclaimed live production of “Porgy and Bess: A Jazz Transcription” on CD. The original program masters, recorded in 1992 on analog quarter-inch tape, were paged from the Riverwalk Jazz collection held by the Archive of Recorded Sound and digitized at the Stanford Media Preservation Lab for the release.
The Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) PURL pages have a new look and loads of new compelling functionality. In many respects, the PURL page is the crux of it all: providing a persistent, citable, online location for digital resources archived in the the library’s preservation repository. It makes good sense to supplement the PURL’s utility with the same look and interactive features we see in SearchWorks. If you deposit content to the SDR, use content in the SDR, or help users of our digital collections as part of your SUL job responsibilities, you will want to read on!
Use of the Stanford Digital Repository for archiving student honors theses continues to grow. At the end of the spring 2015 quarter, a total of 141 new items were deposited by students in 10 collections. Over the summer, these items were systematically…
Imagine being able to search for video content not by keyword, but by using other visual information, like a still image, a screenshot or a single frame from another video. As the ubiquity of images and video in our culture increases, it is not surprising how useful this kind of functionality could be.
Calling all SUL staff! Have you recently published an article or presented a conference paper or poster that you’d like to archive and share? Perhaps you have some research or a project report relevant to our field that needs a permanent home? Don’t forget that as vital members of the Stanford community, the Stanford Digital Repository is available to you, too. In fact, we set up the Stanford University Libraries Staff Publications and Research Collection specifically for this purpose.
John Willinsky waited for a couple of weeks after the fall quarter had started to give the Graduate School of Education (GSE) faculty and students some time to settle in to their routines before sending out the big news: