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April 25, 2016

(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) 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.

March 31, 2011

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced that it has signed a long-term maintenance agreement with Stanford University Libraries. Stanford University employs the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system for its library operations and automation.

March 16, 2011

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has received a $49,500 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to conduct an in-depth survey of publications, projects, tools, and environments pertaining to semantic web, linked data, and RDF triples technologies. Simultaneously, Stanford University Libraries has received a parallel grant of $50,000 to conduct an invitational workshop intended to incorporate the results of the CLIR survey into a design for a scalable prototype system.

October 31, 2008

(SirsiDynix) Stanford University and SirsiDynix officially announced the completion of a project that now allows searching and display of the library’s Chinese, Japanese, and Korean holdings in the original scripts. In a previous related project, functionality for searching, sorting, and displaying was made available for Arabic and Hebrew scripts.

April 16, 2008

(Deep Web Technologies) Stanford University Libraries has selected Deep Web Technologies to create a federated search solution that will simplify access to the Libraries’ vast online resources and create a new access point for the university’s own digitized content.

June 13, 2001

(SIRSI Corporation) SIRSI Corporation continues its sales success with its new iBistro Electronic Library. Since its July 2000 initial introduction, the iBistro e-Library has been selected by more than 100 libraries across the U.S., including the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Md.; Stanford University; the SAILS Library Network in Middleboro, Mass.; the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg, Va.; the National Association of Homebuilders in Washington, D.C.; and Brighton Area Public Schools in Brighton, Mich.

November 5, 2000

(Artesia Technologies) Artesia Technologies, the leading provider of digital asset management solutions, today announced that its TEAMS digital asset management solution has been selected to serve as the content management framework for a major initiative being planned by Stanford University Libraries.

September 22, 2000

(Stanford University Libraries) A version of Stanford Univeristy Library''s Web-based catalog is now available for all the world to see is now up through Sirsi''s WebCat.

January 10, 1998

(SIRSI Corporation) SIRSI Corporation announces a new user interface and work flow manager for its popular Unicorn Library Management System. Called WorkFlows, the new product uses Windows, graphical user interface, and client/server technology to streamline a variety of library operations. This interface has been in development for the last two years, with participation from Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon University. Usability testing was recently conducted at Nashville State Technical Institute and Vanderbilt University, and the Knox County Public Library.

July 14, 1997

(Stanford University Libraries) Stanford University Libraries and SIRSI Corporation announced at ALA their intent to form a business partnership aimed at bringing new technologies and techniques to bear on the needs of libraries.

February 11, 1997

(SIRSI Corporation) Stanford University Libraries completes the first five months of its migration from mainframe NOTIS to Sirsi''s Unicorn. Included in the migration are the Crown Law Library, the Hoover Institution library, and the SUL/AIR libraries: Green Library, Meyer Library, seven science branches, and three humanities and social science branches.

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