|1. INCUNABULA PROJECT
The Department of Special Collections is pleased to announce that the multi-year project of cataloging all of its incunabula fully to present standards is completed. Begun by Rita Lunnon, when she was a cataloger in the Department, assisted by Judith Brody for the items in the Barchas Collection of the History of Science, the project was brought to its conclusion (after Rita's thorough training) by John Mustain and Barry Hinman, the current catalogers in the Department.
Incunabula (one is an incunabulum) are books published in the infancy
of publishing (the word, based on the Latin word for cradle, means infancy).
Specifically, they are books published between 1454 (the date now given
to the first printed book, a Bible produced by Johann Gutenberg) and the
end of the 15th century, the year 1500. As the first and the rarest
The 182 books in the Department of Special Collections are all classed
in a special scheme: KA + year of printing, ranging, therefore, from KA1454
for the Gutenberg leaf to KA1518 for a decree by the French king, Louis
XI. They can be browsed in Socrates by the search: b c KA1454.
-- Sumbitted by Barry E. Hinman
2. CHANGES IN THE OVERTIME LAW
Effective January 1, 1998, California's law governing overtime has changed. Employers are no longer required to pay overtime for hour worked in excess of 8 in a work day. However, Stanford University has not changed its policy and will continue to compensate non-exempt employees at a premium rate of one and one-half times the hourly rate of pay or by one and one-half hours of compensatory time off for each hour of overtime worked. Overtime is time worked for Stanford in excess of 8 hours in one day or 40 hours in one week.
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.
-- Submitted by Carol Olsen
3. BOB MORTEZAI MOVES TO STACK
Bob Mortezai, Operations Manager of the Stanford Auxiliary Library since
1993, now has a new set of responsibilities within Access Services.
On January 1st, Bob assumed the position as Head of the Green Library Stack
Division. Bob's office is in Room 33 on the Lower Level of Green
Library. Please join me in welcoming Bob back to Green after his
four-year tour at SAL.
-- Submitted by Joan Krasner Leighton, Access Services
SUL/AIR News, an electronic
publication of Stanford University Libraries, is issued weekly. Copy
deadline is 5:00 Wednesday. Submit items for publication to firstname.lastname@example.org
EDITOR/PRODUCTION: Maureen Davidson
EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS: Lucretia Cerny, Catalog (lcerny@sulmail) Grace Baysinger, Swain (graceb@leland) Liz Green, Reference (cn.dat@forsythe) Donna Hjertberg, Cubberley (cn.dxh@forsythe) Jill Otto, Falconer (jotto@leland) Riva Bacon, Music (hf.riv@forsythe) Lois Sher, Engineering (cn.las@forsythe) Liz Wise, Preservation (lizwise@leland).
COORDINATE LIAISONS: Elaine Cattell, Law (cattell@leland) Suzanne Remington, Hoover (suzyq@leland) Valerie Su, Medical (valerie@krypton) Suzanne Sweeney, Business (ssweeney@gsb-peso)