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April 26, 2002

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Scholars' Workshop on: GIS & Spatial Data Analysis in the Social Sciences
  2. Facts.com
  3. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities




1. Scholars' Workshop on: GIS & Spatial Data Analysis in the Social Sciences

You are invited to attend a Scholars' Workshop on:

GIS & Spatial Data Analysis in the Social Sciences

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2002
Time: 4:00 pm to 5 pm
Where: Multimedia Room 121A, Social Sciences Resource Center
1st Floor Bing Wing, Green Library

"See how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and new statistical methods can help you visualize and analyze spatial data in your research and instruction."

Learn: "What is GIS and why should social scientists care?"
"What GIS resources are available at Stanford?"

Demonstrations:
"Mapping and Geocoding your data."
"Doing Descriptive spatial data analysis."
"Doing Explanatory spatial data analysis."

For more information, contact:
Ron Nakao
Social Sciences Data Service (SSDS)
ronbo@stanford.edu
725-1062

Presented by Statistical Software Support (SSS), the Social Sciences Data Service (SSDS), and Branner Earth Sciences as part of the Stanford University Libraries Scholar's Workshop Series.

--submitted by Ron Nakao

2. Facts.com

Facts.com "brings together complete content from the Facts On File World News Digest since 1950 and selected content from six other core reference databases [see list below] to answer questions about events, issues, statistics and people of the last 50+ years."

  • Issues and Controversies On File
  • Today's Science On File
  • Editorials On File
  • Reuters On-Line News Service
  • The World Almanac and Book of Facts.
  • The World Almanac Encyclopedia (Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia)

In addition to searching full text, you can search by date or a range of dates to see what happened. You can also search for maps, photos and news art. Fans of Facts on File should love this new product which is updated weekly.

--submitted by Kathy Kerns

3. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has the following new position this week.

Librarian (#001118). Range: 3P2. Posted 04/18/2002

For a complete description of open positions within SUL/AIR, visit the recently redesigned Opportunities for Employment page on the Human Resources Web site.


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