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March 5, 1999

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Spring Cleaning of Sulmail Accounts
  2. Science and Engineering Journal Cancellations
  3. SLSA Event: Guided Tour of the New Cantor Center for Visual Arts
  4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities



1. SPRING CLEANING OF SULMAIL ACCOUNTS

Systems staff is preparing for a major move of the Sulmail server to Forsythe Hall. In preparation for that move, we are urging staff to take some time to clear unnecessary email messages from their sulmail accounts. This will help speed up the backups that are necessary before the move.

There has been a significant increase in the amount of storage used for email messages. One specific area where storage has increased, and where messages might be removed, is in sentmail folders. If you use such a folder, a copy of every piece of mail you send is stored there. As a result, this folder can grow extremely large unless it is managed on a regular basis. Other likely candidates for removal of email messages are those folders pertaining to projects that have ended.

Please keep only the email messages you need. It will help us manage the size of the server's filesystems without imposing quotas. Finally, if you use your sulmail account solely for forwarding mail to another mail system (Leland), please let us know if we can delete your sulmail account.

--submitted by Jane Adams

2. SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING JOURNAL CANCELLATIONS

For over a decade, subscription costs for many engineering and science journals have been increasing far beyond the rate of inflation.To address this continuing erosion of purchasing power, the seven libraries comprising the Science and Engineering Resource Group (SERG) are canceling a minimum of $200,000 in journal and other serial subscriptions.

The SERG Bibliographers have carefully reviewed price, use, and impact data for all their serial subscriptions and are now circulating to their faculty proposed lists of titles for cancellation. These lists, along with background information on the reasons for this cancellation project, can be found at

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

--submitted by Steve Gass

3. SLSA EVENT: GUIDED TOUR OF THE NEW CANTOR CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS

Come and learn about the New Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts on Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 12:10 p.m. A half-hour, guided tour will be led by Ruth Franklin, Curator for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, & the Americas. Cookies will be served afterwards. The tour will start at the steps of the main entrance to the Cantor Center (formerly the Museum building). More information can be found in the SLSA homepage at:

http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/slsa/

--submitted by James Liu

4. SUL/AIR JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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

Lane Library Sr. Systems Software Engineer

Library Specialist II

Library Specialist IV

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


Please send future submissions to SUL/AIR News to:
news@sulmail.stanford.edu.


SUL/AIR News is an electronic publication of Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources issued weekly. Copy deadline is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. Submit items for publication to news@sulmail.stanford.edu.
Editor for SUL: Sarah Williamson, sarahcw@sulmail.stanford.edu
Editor for AIR and HR: Eleanor Brown, eabrown@leland.stanford.edu