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April 27, 2001

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. The Stanford Publishing Courses
  2. Luna Insight Image Collections Now Available
  3. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities




1. The Stanford Publishing Courses

The Stanford Publishing Courses (SPC) joined SUL/AIR in January after the Alumni Association, SPC's original home, merged with the University and reorganized within University systems.

SPC consists of a small group of professional educators whose focus is to deliver top-level educational programs for magazine and book publishers. Among the group's portfolio of course offerings are the Stanford Professional Publishing Course (July 20-28, 2001) and Publishing on the Web: A Stanford Workshop for Publishing Professionals. (November 11-14, 2001).

The Stanford Professional Publishing Course is a world-renowned educational program for mid-career publishing professionals who are being groomed for top management positions in their companies. Now in its 24th year, the course is designed to provide participants with a sequenced overview of the complete publishing process-- from editorial development through layout/design, production, marketing, sales promotion and financial issues. The course attracts between 150 and 200 publishing professionals to the Stanford campus for an intensive 10-day course each July. Participants come from all over the U.S. as well as from 35 countries.

This year the course will be taught by over 40 top publishers and new media professionals. Among this year's speakers:

  • Alberto Vitale, former Chairman and CEO, Random House
  • Dorothy Kalins, executive editor, Newsweek
  • Richard Stolley, Senior Editorial Adviser, Time Inc., and Founding Editor of People magazine
  • David Brown, Filmmaker and Producer of Jaws, The Sting; and Driving Miss Daisy
  • John Kilcullen, Chairman and CEO, IDG Books and creator of the "For Dummies..." series
  • Helen Gurley Brown, Editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan International Editions
  • Nan A. Talese, Senior VP of Doubleday and publisher/editor of top authors Pat Conroy (Prince of Tides) and Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale)
  • John Mack Carter, former President, Hearst magazines
  • Larry Ashmead, Executive Editor, HarperCollins, and editor for authors Tony Hillerman, Anne Rivers Siddons, and Susan Isaacs
  • Paul Saffo, a Director, Institute for the Future
  • Martin Levin, former president, Association of American Publishers
The Publishing Course group is eager to hear from SUL/AIR folks who might be interested in volunteering a day or more in exchange for sitting in on sessions. For more information, contact course director Holly Brady at
hbrady@stanford.edu


--submitted by Holly Brady, Director, Stanford Professional Publishing Courses

2. Luna Insight Image Collections Now Available

As seen in last month's SUL All-Hands Meeting, the Luna Insight image databases are now available for the Stanford community and general public to use. Insight is initially being launched with two collections: Chicana Art, and The Athanasius Kircher Correspondence Project, and several other collections are in the offing. The launch of the Kircher Collection in Insight is in conjunction with the current Bing Wing exhibit "The Great Art of Knowing: The Baroque Encyclopedia of Athanasius Kircher," and the international conference this weekend in the Bender Room, "Baroque Imaginary: The World of Athanasius Kircher, S. J."

Insight uses a downloadable Java client to allow browsing and searching in image databases. To download and install this program, go to http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/hdis/insight.html and follow the installation instructions there.

--submitted by Glen Worthey

3. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has the following new open positions this week:

User Services Technology Specialist (04/23/01); REQ# J011078
Serials Receiving / Maintenance Specialist (04/23/01); REQ# J011111
Marketing Manager (04/23/01); REQ# J011110
Operations Manager (04/23/01); REQ# J011128
Coordinator for Content Delivery (04/23/01); Position #81

For a complete description of these jobs and a list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the Human Resources Web site at:

Human Resources Web site.


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sulairnews@forsythe.stanford.edu.


SUL/AIR News is an electronic publication of Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources issued weekly. Copy deadline is 12:00 NOON Wednesday for publication on the following Friday. Submit items for publication to sulairnews@forsythe.stanford.edu .
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