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June 7, 2002

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. New Eureka Interface
  2. Forsythe Mainframe to be Retired in December 2003
  3. Lane Library - New Web Site Available for Preview
  4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities




1. New Eureka Interface

Starting June 3 you will see a new Web interface for the products we receive from RLG. This includes products such as:

  • RLIN
  • Anthropological Literature
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Bibliography of the History of Art
  • Chicano Database
  • FRANCIS
  • History of Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies.

Feel free to contact me if you are having any problems using a product.

--submitted by Kathy Kerns

2. Forsythe Mainframe to be Retired in December 2003

The Forsythe mainframe computer will be taken out of service in December 2003, as announced today to most of our customers in a letter from Sandy Senti. We in TSS will work with them to move programs and services they need off the mainframe onto either UNIX or Windows-based systems. Also, we are developing a transitional "bridge" from our ORVYL-based SPIRES to a UNIX version for some clients unable to move SPIRES applications to other programs before December 2003. It is temporary (we will provide base support, but no development, for that service through December 2004), and it will not provide all the functionality of our current mainframe system. SPIRES users who believe they will need this bridge are asked to contact Tilak Dhar by September 2002 so that we can seek one-time funding on behalf of the application owners needing this support.

--reprinted from the May 31, 2002 issue of the ITSS Digest (Volume 7, No. 21)

3. Lane Library - New Web Site Available for Preview

Lane Medical Library has a beta version of our new website available for preview, due to replace our current site (http://lane.stanford.edu) on Monday June 17th. After extensive usability testing, we've reorganized our navigation to simplify access to services and content. Watch the front page for fresh library news, including Medical Center events and database searching tips. Please take a look and use the feedback form on the site to let us know what you think.

--submitted by Pam Murnane

4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has the following new positions this week.

Librarian (#001402). Range: 3P1. Posted 06/03/2002
Library Specialist (#001394). Range: 1A3, 20hrs/wk Posted 05/31/2002
Administrative Associate (#001393). Range: 1A4. Posted 05/31/2002
Librarian (#001387). Range: 3P3. Posted 05/31/2002
Librarian (#001386). Range: 3P3. Posted 05/31/2002

For a complete description of open positions within SUL/AIR, visit the recently redesigned Opportunities for Employment page on the 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 12:00 NOON Wednesday for publication on the following Friday. 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