1. New Kiosk Images
As of the start of the quarter, nearly all kiosks have a new image.
(The exceptions are the ones in the Bing Wing and a few other special cases
which are actively being worked on). Kiosks now come in two 'flavors':
- 'Public' kiosks are essentially the same as the traditional kiosk, but
the web browsers have been modified to prevent users from sending anonymous
mail (which has been a source of abuse in the past). The 'File | New
Message' and 'mailto:' functions have been disabled, but users will still
be able to use services like hotmail and Stanford's webmail.
'Stanford' kiosks require the user to log on with a SUNet ID. Once
logged on, the user has full access to all browser functions, including the
New Message and mailto: functions.
The default browser on the kiosks is now Internet Explorer, which is
compatible with more external library database web sites than Netscape, and
also will start up more quickly. Netscape is still available as an
optional browser, and can be launched from the Start menu.
We are working with the IC to develop signage and directions for staff for
the use and management of the kiosks. If you have problems with the
kiosks in your area, please submit a HelpSU request
|--submitted by Olivia Williamson
2. Metadata Task Force Charged
A Task Force of key SUL/AIR staff working on digital content and
control was charged to devise the data requirements and processing
scenarios to support metadata creation for digital objects which
will be managed through the SUL/AIR digital archive. The tasks and
deliverables were designed specifically to be realistic for the
March 29 deadline. Lead by Nancy Hoebelheinrich, from the Metadata
Unit in the Cataloging Services Department, the first meeting brought
together a rich wealth of expertise and experience in the creation
and management of digital content. Background and specifics of deliverables
are in the official charge located at:
|--submitted by Catherine Tierney
3. New "Speaking of Computers" for Winter Quarter
The Winter Quarter issue of "Speaking of Computers" is now being
Produced by the Academic Computing group within SUL/AIR,
this newsletter provides news and information about campus computing
and technological activities and resources.
You can access "Speaking of Computers" on the Web at:
If you would like a printed copy, or if you want to subscribe
to "Speaking of Computers", please send mail to pubs@netserver.
(Those who already subscribe to "Speaking of Computers" should be
receiving a copy of the new issue through ID mail within a week.)
|--submitted by Eleanor Brown
4. What to Do About Spam
Here's a reminder about what to do if you open your email and find unsolicited junk mail, also know as spam. Members of the Stanford community can report spam to firstname.lastname@example.org. This address is for unsolicited mail that has been sent to a Stanford account from a non-Stanford email address. Be sure to include the full headers. If you use Eudora, you can click on "Blah Blah" to get these headers.
For more information and guidelines for reporting spam to junkmail @stanford.edu, see the Web at:
|--submitted by Eleanor Brown
5. Rob Daigle Leaves the Information Center
Rob Daigle is finally going to give up the long commute from San
Diego. Early in January he will begin working in Academic Affairs
at UC San Diego. We will all miss him, his humor, and his ability
to take on any task and complete it with great skill. For those
of you who did not get a chance to say good-bye, I will be glad
to forward messages to him.
|--submitted by Kathy Kerns
6. Welcome to New Monograph Receiving Staff
We are very happy to announce the arrival of two
new people in the Monograph Receiving Department.
Liz Snyder is a recent graduate of San Jose State
University with a BA in anthropology. Her vast
range of experience includes working as a park
ranger, swim instructor and Web researcher and
excavating prehistoric burials. She even managed
to spend some time working in the Catalog
Department of Hoover Institution Library. And she
was doing all of this while attending college.
She is also a very gifted musician and has
dedicated a great deal of time and energy to the
field of music.
Jospehine Leung is a graduate of San Francisco
State University and is currently enrolled in the
San Jose State Library and Information Science
program. She has worked at a variety of jobs
including Max Zapf Dolls, the Palo Alto
Children's Library, the National Archives and
Records Association in San Bruno, NEC and Krames
Communication where she indexed medical
illustrations using MeSH thesaurus. She, too, was
busy doing all of this while attending college.
We are thrilled to welcome these two young,
bright and energetic people to our department and
hope that you, too, will make them feel welcome.
|--submitted by Sue-Ellen Johnson
7. Naomi Gluck-Uzrad Appointed Judaica/Hebraica Curatorial Assistant
I am delighted to report that on January 7th Naomi Gluck-Uzrad joined the
Area Studies Resource Group as curatorial assistant for Judaica and
Hebraica. Naomi brings many useful skills to this position. She is an
accomplished linguist, with a B.A. degree in Hebrew Language and Arabic
Language and Literature, from Haifa University, where she also studied
Yiddish -- plus she is fluent in Hungarian. From 1990 onward Naomi worked
as a technical writer and editor, first in Israel and then in Silicon
Valley. Most recently she took a part-time position in Monographic
Receiving, where she helped to check in new Hebrew books. As
Judaica/Hebraica curatorial assistant Naomi will participate in a range of
ongoing assignments and special projects. Her desk is situated just inside
the McDermott Suite (Green Library 321). Please join me in welcoming Naomi
|--submitted by Zachary Baker
8. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities
SUL/AIR has no new positions this week.
For a complete description of other open positions within SUL/AIR,
visit the Human Resources Web site at: