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March 22, 2002

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. New Search Option on SUL/AIR Web Site
  2. IT Open House: April 24 in Meyer Library
  3. New Endowed Bookfunds for the Miller Library
  4. Medieval and Modern Thought Text Digitization Project
  5. Tax Links
  6. Lisa Miller joins the Hoover Institution Library and Archives
  7. New Sculpture in Your Vicinity
  8. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities




1. New Search Option on SUL/AIR Web Site

Have you tried the Search button on the SUL/AIR Web pages lately? If you haven't and you are a Google fan, you might just want to check it out. Jon Lavigne has added a option to use Google to search our Web space or the Stanford pages. Verity remains an option since it provides more up-to-date indexing than Google. (Currently, Google updates information on a site about once a month.)

--submitted by Kathy Kerns & Jon Lavigne

2. IT Open House: April 24 in Meyer Library

ITSS and Academic Computing are pleased to announce the Spring IT Open House for all Stanford faculty, staff, and students. Nearly 30 service providers will be offering information and insight on their particular services. Donšt miss this opportunity to get those nagging IT questions answered.

The Open House will be held in the Meyer Library lobby and adjoining decks on April 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Watch the Web for details at: http://itopenhouse.stanford.edu/

We hope to see you there; please forward this message to other interested parties.

--submitted by Mary Washburn, ITSS and David Futey, Academic Computing

3. New Endowed Bookfunds for the Miller Library

Recently two new endowed bookfunds were established at Hopkins. The first is the Eugene C. and Aileen E. Haderlie Memorial Book Fund. Gene Haderlie is a marine scientist on the faculty at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, but he also has a long history with Hopkins Marine Station. He wrote two papers here as a student back in 1947. He later went on to teach Oceanic Biology here at Hopkins for many years as visiting faculty. He also co-authored the classic Intertidal Invertebrates of California with Don Abbott which is published by Stanford University Press. Gene's wife died in 1998, but Gene still comes into the library on a regular basis. The fund was established to buy books and journals in the marine sciences with special emphasis on oceanography. The bookplate (picture 1) is a sketch of the Te Vega, a 135 foot wooden schooner that was run by Hopkins Marine Station back in the 1960s. Gene Haderie participated on a number of the Te Vega cruises, and the drawing was done by his daughter.

The second bookfund is the Greg G. Peterson Memorial Book Fund. A Stanford graduate and long time supporter, Greg served on Stanford's Board of Trustees from 1992 until he died in 2001. Previously he had chaired the Stanford Management Company. The fund was established by his brother-in-law, Dave Zaches and the Jack & Syb Zaches Foundation. The fund will be used to purchase books in the marine sciences with special emphasis on conservation and the impact of economics on managing the oceans resources. A bookplate for this fund is currently in the design stage.

--submitted by Joe Wible

4. Medieval and Modern Thought Text Digitization Project

The goal of this project is to digitize 20,000 pages per year, on an ongoing basis, of printed reference works, source collections, and primary and secondary books in the broad area of medieval and modern thought. Current local research needs determine the material selected for digitization. A facsimile of the work and searchable text will be created, cataloged in Socrates, and delivered over the Web.

The technical side of the undertaking is managed by the library's Humanities Digital Information Service. Digitization of texts will begin in Spring 2002.

Material digitized will be drawn from the collections of the Stanford libraries and other member libraries of the Research Library Cooperative Program.

Financial support for this project of $175,000 is from the Smart Family Foundation and Allan Morgan Standish bookfund, established by Beatrix Mesmer Standish in memory of her husband, and sustained by Mrs. Hugo Oswald and Mrs. David Jacobson.

Contact John Rawlings for further information.

"Electronic bookplate"

--submitted by John Rawlings, SSRC

5. Tax Links

It's that time of year when everyone is asking for tax forms. I've updated my page of links to federal and state forms, plus other sources of information. This page is on the Web at:

http://www-sul/guides/taxforms.html

Another way to get to this page is by going to the newly revised Instruction & Reference page at:

http://www-sul/guides/reference.html

This can be found in the links under Collections & Resources on the home page. Even if you have no need for tax forms, you might want to check out the Instruction & Reference page.

--submitted by Kathy Kerns

6. Lisa Miller joins the Hoover Institution Library and Archives

I am pleased to announce that Larisa (Lisa) K. Miller has joined the Hoover Institution as Associate Archivist.

Lisa has been working in the archival field since 1989. She has extensive experience with the National Archives, both in Washington, D.C. and at the Pacific Sierra Region branch in San Bruno, where she has worked since 1993, serving as deputy to the director of archival operations.

In San Bruno, Lisa performed a wide range of activities, from appraising, accessioning, and processing records to managing all reference operations, from hiring and supervising staff and students to carrying out a host of administrative duties. She also wrote many guides to their holdings and was heavily involved with Freedom of Information Act requests and declassification issues.

While at the National Archives in Washington, Lisa provided reference service for congressional records and government publications, and in 1992, she was one of two archivists chosen to prepare for opening the records of the JFK Task Force of the House Select Committee on Assassinations.

Lisa has presented papers at the Society of California Archivists and other organizations and has published on a variety of subjects. She holds a B.A. in Geography from the University of Minnesota, where she graduated magna cum laude, and an M.A. in American Studies, also from the University of Minnesota.

We are very fortunate to have someone with Lisa's variety of experience and talents join the Archives, and invite you to come and meet her (she's in Room 50A, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building, at 724-2961, lisa.miller@hoover).

--submitted by Linda Bernard

7. New Sculpture in Your Vicinity

I am pleased to tell you that Stanford Alumni and supporter Fred Rehmus has commissioned a 40' totem pole by Haida artist Don Yeomans for the campus outdoor sculpture program. The President's Panel on Outdoor Art unanimously approved siting it in the Canfield Court between the School of Law, CERAS and Meyer Library, backed by the tall redwood trees to the northeast side of the Law school opposite the Rosati stainless column. The installation will take place the first week of May and there will be a dedication hosted by Stanford's Native American program on Thursday May 9th at noon. I am sure you will find this work a welcome addition to the Stanford collection.

--submitted by Thomas Seligman, Director, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts

8. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has no new positions this week.

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