1. CourseWork Use Expands in Spring Quarter
Since its debut at the beginning of Winter Quarter, CourseWork
has increasingly become the preferred learning management system
among faculty, teaching assistants, and students. Developed by the
Academic Computing staff of SUL/AIR, CourseWork now supports 200
courses and over 6700 users. This number is expected to increase
significantly in the upcoming quarters as more people become aware
of this resource.
Using CourseWork, instructors and TAs can set up a course Web
Site that displays announcements, online readings, a syllabus and
schedule, online assignments and quizzes, a discussion forum for
students and a grade book.
Many new features are planned for Fall 2002, but a few new features
were added to CourseWork this spring. These include:
- an option for a publicly accessible course homepage,
- ability for an instructor to upload an image for a course homepage,and
- ability to sort available courses by department.
For more information about CourseWork go to http://coursework.stanford.edu
and click on About CourseWork.
|--submitted by Eleanor Brown
2. Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts
We are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Digital Library of
Classic Protestant Texts, the first piece of a comprehensive collection of
texts in the history of Christianity, featuring both rich text searching
and digital page facsimiles of historically significant editions of these
works. This collection is available to the Stanford community at
The publishers describe the collection thus:
A uniquely exhaustive resource for historians, theologians, political
scientists, and sociologists studying the religious and social upheavals
of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Digital Library of Classic Protestant
Texts gives researchers immediate, Web-based access to an extensive range
of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras. With new
content uploads occurring on a weekly basis, the database offers a
constantly growing treasury of theological writings, biblical
commentaries, confessional documents, and polemical treatises written by
more than 300 Protestant authors.
This collection, along with other full-text, primary source collections,
is also accessible from the Humanities Digital Information Service's
full-text listing at http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/hdis/text.html.
|--submitted by Glen Worthey
3. Welcome to Dalene Hawthorne!
I am happy to announce that Dalene Hawthorne will fill the position of
Serials Librarian effective May 13. In this role she will supervise
Serial Records via Brigitte Burnham and the Government Document Serials
unit. She will also be responsible for management of the Unicorn serials
control module and for outreach to SUL service units.
Dalene is leaving the position of Library Coordinator at KPMG in San
Francisco. In that role, she was responsible for library acquisitions for
eleven KPMG offices from Mountain View north to Anchorage. I know this
experience will serve her well in SUL's diverse environment.
|--submitted by Christa Easton
4. Falconer Biology Library welcomes Courtney Welborn
Falconer Biology Library is very pleased to welcome our new
Projects/Monographs Specialist, Courtney Welborn. She will be responsible
for processing monographs and gifts and for supervising projects. Her
position is half-time and Courtney will work afternoons.
Courtney received a BA in English from UC Davis and an MLS from San Jose
State University. In her most recent job, she worked as a Subject
Classification Administrator at Fatbrain, an online bookseller in Santa
Clara. In an earlier job she worked as a proofreader. We believe her
skills are a good match for her new job at Falconer. If you visit
Falconer, please welcome Courtney to Stanford.
|--submitted by Michael Newman
5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities
SUL/AIR has the following new position this week.
Computing Info Systems Analyst (#001253). Range: 4P3. Posted 05/13/2002
For a complete description of open positions within SUL/AIR, visit the recently redesigned Opportunities for Employment page on the Human Resources Web site.