As of Wednesday, July 22, 2009, I will be leaving my position as Architecture Librarian at Cal Poly. I’ll be moving to Toronto, Canada, where I will begin a position as Geospatial and Data Librarian for the Ontario Council of University Libraries in mid-August.
In my absence, please direct CAED-related queries to Wayne Montgomery, Engineering Librarian, at email@example.com / 6-2057. He will be working with a team of librarians to continue to meet the needs of CAED until a new Architecture Librarian is hired.
It has been a pleasure working with CAED. Good luck in Fall 2009!
According to the Stanford Libraries website, the R. Buckminster Fuller Collection “documents the life and work of this 20th century polymath, and contains his personal archive, correspondence, manuscripts, drawings and audio-visual materials relating to his career as an architect, mathematician, inventor and social critic. The audio and video selections in this particular collection have been digitally reformatted and preserved with the generous support of Save America’s Treasures, a federally-administered grant program supported by the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.”
Here is a short video to give you a taste of the kinds of materials available in this digital collection (video was created for an exhibition last year that utilized materials from the Stanford collection):
Here is an interesting article in ArchitectureWeek that is critical of the new standard created by the National Association of Home Builders, arguing that an industry-led certification process will lead to bias and attempts to confuse consumers.
The library’s research guides have a new look and feel, and are packed with more information than ever before. You still click on your department above to view the main research guide for your program. Browse the introductory information in this guide, then look under the “related guides” tab to see what other, more specific guides we have for different types of research.