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June 11, 1999

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Branner Library Participates in U.S. Geological Survey Project
  2. Final SERG Serial Cancellation List Now Available
  3. Make Sure Your Home Address Is Correct
  4. Summer Marguerite Route Changes
  5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities



1. BRANNER LIBRARY PARTICIPATES IN U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROJECT

At the request of the U.S. Geological Survey, staff at the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections staff have begun creating National Geological Map Database (NGMDB) records for Stanford's geological maps. Branner is the first university library asked to participate. The inclusion of Stanford's maps in the NGMDB provides for improved, faster, and more direct access to Branner's collection.

The database, maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey, will eventually include all significant geoscience maps of the United States and its possessions. It can be searched in a variety of ways, including by geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude). One can either enter exact coordinates or point and click on a map appearing on the search screen. Searches can be limited to maps of a certain scale, e.g., all maps at 1:24,000 scale or larger (more detailed). Results are nicely displayed in groups and arranged by scale (from largest to smallest).

Branner has already input maps that appear in Stanford University Publications, Geological Sciences, as well as maps from recent geoscience theses and dissertations and the manuscript and computer-generated maps from the Stanford Geological Survey.

The database is very easy to search and can be found at:

http://ngmsvr.wr.usgs.gov/ngmdb/ngm_catalog.ora.html

--submitted by Philip Hoehn

2. FINAL SERG SERIAL CANCELLATION LIST NOW AVAILABLE

As announced in early March, the Science and Engineering Resource Group has been working hard to identify $200,000 worth of serial titles for cancellation. After close consultation with their faculties, SERG bibliographers have submitted their final lists of titles to the Serials Department. Our target was successfully met, and the entire process was an opportunity to educate our user communities about the the high cost of science and engineering journals. The final list of cancelled titles is on the Web at:

http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/serg/cancel.html

--submitted by Steve Gass

3. MAKE SURE YOUR HOME ADDRESS IS CORRECT

Outdated home addresses in Stanford's personnel system pose a major problem. Incorrect addresses can prevent employees from receiving valuable information about benefits changes and opportunities. Don't let this happen to you.

Please use the new Stanford.You service to check your address for accuracy and completeness:

http://www.stanford.edu/services/stanford.you/

Click on "Your Directory Information" to review your information. Use the "Key to privacy symbols" in the left margin to ensure that your privacy settings are set correctly.

Open enrollment begins again in the fall and the Benefits Office wants you to receive your materials in a timely manner.

--reprinted from the June 4 issue of ITSS Digest

4. SUMMER MARGUERITE ROUTE CHANGES

Due to construction on Serra Mall, the Marguerite A, SLAC, Downtown and Menlo Lines will be rerouted this summer. Several existing bus stops along Serra Mall will be replaced with new stops in the vicinity.

Between Monday, June 14 and Friday, October 1, buses will be re-routed around the Oval. You should expect delays throughout the summer. A new schedule will be available on Friday, June 11. You can find more details in next week's Stanford Report or on Parking & Transportation Service's Late-Breaking News Web site at:

http://transportation.stanford.edu/newinfo.html

--reprinted from the June 4 issue of ITSS Digest

5. SUL/AIR JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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

Library Specialist I

For a complete list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the Human Resources Web site.


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