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February 11, 2000

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Exhibition:"John Steinbeck: From Salinas to Stockholm"
  2. A New Face in the Information Center
  3. Academic Computing Hardware and Software Support of Clusters and Classrooms
  4. Digital Information Lasts Forever (Or Five Years - Whichever Comes First)
  5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities



1. EXHIBITION:"JOHN STEINBECK: FROM SALINAS TO STOCKHOLM"

DATE: 27 February Through 30 April, 2000

LOCATION: Peterson Gallery, Cecil H. Green Library, Stanford University

"John Steinbeck: From Salinas to Stockholm" marks the gift to Stanford of the Wells Fargo Steinbeck Collection. The exhibition opens on Steinbeck's birthday, Sunday, February 27 in the Peterson Gallery of the Cecil H. Green Library. It features previously unknown writings by California's only Nobel laureate in literature as well as many rare family photographs that cast new light on Steinbeck's life. The Wells Fargo Collection was presented to Stanford as part of Wells Fargo's celebration of California's Sesquicentennial.

The exhibition traces Steinbeck's life from his childhood in Salinas and his student days at Stanford through his apprentice years in New York and at Lake Tahoe to his decades of popular success, which culminated with the Nobel Prize in literature in 1962.

For more details on the Exhibition, see the press release at:

http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/ablit/amerlit/pressrelease.html

--submitted by Jim Kent

2. A NEW FACE IN THE INFORMATION CENTER

I'm happy to report the recent hiring of Alex Rajeff for the InterLibrary Lending Unit in the Information Center. He will serve as a Lending Specialist and, lucky for us, as an Expert Partner for the InterLibrary Loan unit. He previously attended the University of Oregon, where he majored in chemistry and also worked in a computer lab. Welcome Alex!

--submitted by Rob Daigle

3. ACADEMIC COMPUTING HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SUPPORT OF CLUSTERS AND CLASSROOMS

During Fall Quarter, support for computing has been reorganized for Meyer Library computer clusters and classrooms, Tresidder Computer cluster, and Residential Computing clusters. Jamey Frank is now Head of Academic Computing Operations and has three staff in charge of support for the above clusters and classrooms..

Frank Artusa is currently in charge of support for the main Meyer cluster, the Flexible Class-Lab, and the classrooms in room 143 and room 260. He supervises approximately 8 Systems Support students and is responsible for software on the 20 Windows NT machines in the Meyer cluster. John Chao supports the computer clusters in the Residential Computing and Residential Education offices, supervising a staff of 20 Cluster Technicians. He also partially supports Macintosh software in Meyer, Tresidder, and Residential Computing. Dana Sheikholeslami supports the special hardware and software needs of the Academic Technology Lab for faculty, the Multimedia Studio for students, and the Digital Language Lab, all located in Meyer Library.

--submitted by Jamey Frank

4. DIGITAL INFORMATION LASTS FOREVER (OR FIVE YEARS - WHICHEVER COMES FIRST)

San Jose State University's American Library Association Student Chapter cordially invites you to attend a free seminar featuring Jeff Rothenberg of RAND Corporation. He will speak at SJSU on Wednesday, February 16, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Engineering Building Auditorium (Room 189) San Jose State University.

Topic: Digital Information Lasts Forever (Or five years -- whichever comes first)

  • Short life spans of computer software, hardware, and digital formats threaten long-term storage of vital business and institutional data.
  • Census records, medical files, and documentation of nuclear and toxic waste storage have already been lost or are in danger of being lost.
  • Information preservation problems have important implications for digital libraries, institutional records, and government documents.

Presenter: Jeff Rothenberg is Senior Computer Scientist, RAND Corporation.

Sponsored by The Associated Students, San Jose State University.

For those needing a map to campus, one can be found here: http://www.sjsu.edu/campusmap/map.html#mainmap.
The engineering building is building number 31 on the map.

Information on parking can be found at this address:
http://www.sanjose.org/sj_bl_article.cfm?SECTION=tr.

--submitted by Maria Grandinette

5. SUL/AIR JOB OPPORTUNITIES

SUL/AIR has no new open positions this week.

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.


Please send future submissions to SUL/AIR News to:
sulairnews@forsythe.stanford.edu.


SUL/AIR News is an electronic publication of Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources issued weekly. Copy deadline is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. Submit items for publication to sulairnews@forsythe.stanford.edu.
Editor for SUL: Sarah Williamson, sarahcw@sulmail.stanford.edu
Editor for AIR and HR: Eleanor Brown, eabrown@leland.stanford.edu

Last Modified: February 11, 2000
Stanford University Libraries/Academic Information Resources