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July 21, 2000

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Institute on 21st Century Librarianship Plenary Sessions Available to SUL/AIR Staff
  2. XML and MARC
  3. New FirstSearch from OCLC
  4. Titles to Make You Smile: A Grab Bag (Part 16)
  5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities




1. INSTITUTE ON 21ST CENTURY LIBRARIANSHIP PLENARY SESSIONS AVAILABLE TO SUL/AIR STAFF

The Institute on 21st Century Librarianship will be launching its First Annual Institute the week of August 6-12, 2000. As you see the participants and speakers around the libraries please welcome them and help them enjoy their week here on campus.

Each morning there will be plenary sessions held in the Gates HP Auditorium from 8:30-10:00 with a limited number of places available to exempt SUL/AIR staff. The schedule follows below; more information on the plenary presentations will be available on Monday on the Institute website - click on the Speakers button.

Those who wish to attend may, with the approval of their supervisor send an email to Catherine Lewis indicating which session(s) they are interested in attending. First come, first served as the number of spaces available in each session are limited. I look forward to seeing you at these stimulating presentations.

Monday, August 7 - LEADERSHIP
David Kennedy
Donald J. McLachlan
Professor of American History, Stanford University
"The Warrior and the President: Two Case Studies in Leadership"
Tuesday, August 8 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Andrew Leonard, Senior Technology Writer, Salon.com
"The Deep Structure of Duplication"
Wednesday, August 9, 2000 - LIBRARY COLLECTIONS AND SERVICES IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Michael A. Keller, Stanford University Librarian
"This Magic Moment"
Thursday, August 10, 2000 - ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
Amal Johnson, General Partner, Weiss, Peck & Greer
Venture Partners
"Challenging the Management Status Quo"
Friday, August 11, 2000 - PRESERVATION AND FACILITY
PLANNING Margaret Hedstrom, University of Michigan School of Information
"Digital Preservation"
--submitted by Anne Marie Gold

2. XML AND MARC

The MedLane Project at Lane Medical Library has garnered considerable attention recently. An invited presentation "XML and MARC: a choice or replacement?" at the MARBI/CC:DA Joint Meeting, American Library Association, Chicago, 2000, is available: Background Statement, PowerPoint Slides, and Text of Speech. Note that the slides and text are fairly interdependent. An invited article for the NetConnect supplement of Library Journal just appeared as well: XML: libraries' strategic opportunity.

--submitted by Dick Miller

3. NEW FIRSTSEARCH FROM OCLC

You will notice changes to your favorite OCLC FirstSearch databases. Not only will you find a new interface, but now you go directly to the Basic Search for your chosen database with links to the left for the Advanced and Expert modes. There are also links for Databases, Home, and Exit. Databases takes you to lists by topic or all where you can select up to 3 databases to search at once. Home allows you to enter words and find out how many hits you would get from each database in a chosen set. Exit takes you back to the SUL/AIR Databases page. Buttons with question marks give you helps, while those with "i" give you introductions to FirstSearch or specific databases.

--submitted by Kathryn Kerns

4. TITLES TO MAKE YOU SMILE: A GRAB BAG (PART 16)

These titles reflect the compiler's notions of the humorous, wry, ironic or unusual, and should not be construed as reflecting any other opinion or judgment, nor the editorial opinion of SUL/AIR News. Contributions for this feature are eagerly solicited. Submit any oddities to: bkunde@sulmail.stanford.edu

Choice people : the greats, near-greats, and ingrates I have known / A.E. Hotchner. -- New York : Morrow, 1984. AHC0516 / PS3558.O8 Z463 1984 / Green Library.

Do lemmings commit suicide? : beautiful hypotheses and ugly facts / Dennis Chitty. -- New York : Oxford University Press, 1996. AQL6501 / QL737.R666 C48 1996 / Falconer Library.

Potentiality, entanglement and passion-at-a-distance : quantum mechanical studies for Abner Shimony / edited by Robert S. Cohen, Michael Horne and John Stachel. -- Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1997- a3750023 / Q175 .B73 V.194 / Green Library.

Side lights on darkest Chicago / P.J. Duff. -- [Chicago? : s.n.], c1899. a3961248 / PS1555 .D37 S53 1899 / Special Collections.

Throwim way leg : tree-kangaroos, possums, and penis gourds--on the track of unknown mammals in wildest New Guinea / Tim Flannery. -- 1st American ed. -- New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c1998. a4051755 / GN671 .N5 F565 1998 / Green Library.

--submitted by Brian Kunde

5. SUL/AIR JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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

Journal Development & Project Mgr (7/17/00); REQ# J001926
Library Specialist (7/21/00); REQ# J001957

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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