When: Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Where: Meyer 184
What: Unicode, the new multilingual, multiscript character standard, underlies major software products and is being adopted as the default for the Web. Learn about the scripts it covers and its design principles at this "non-technical" talk. (Techies welcome too!)
Who: Joan Aliprand works for The Research Libraries Group as a Senior Analyst. She is recognized as an expert on the implementation of non-Roman scripts in bibliographic systems, and has played a leading role in MARBI's work to allow the use of Unicode data in USMARC records. She contributed to both versions of The Unicode Standard, and is Secretary of the Unicode Consortium and Chair of the Unicode Technical Committee.
Why: University research and teaching uses numerous scripts and many
symbols, but computer support has been complex to do and often limited.
The Unicode Standard is the first consistent and comprehensive approach
to the encoding the characters of written text. Anyone who uses a
language -- especially one written in a non-Roman script -- should come to this presentation.
And, as always, REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.
Questions: For more information please contact Heidi Lerner, firstname.lastname@example.org,725-9953
or Jenn Stringer, email@example.com,
I am pleased to report that the Book Sale netted just over $2800. Thank you again to everyone who volunteered and to everyone who bought books.
The next book sale will be in May 1998. Anyone interested in helping
to plan this event may contact me: Geoffrey Skinner <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
We should be able to do even better
Meyer Circulation is pleased to announce that Gayle Shields is our new
Portal Monitor, replacing the retired Paul Pepin. Gayle graduated
from Cal State Hayward with a B.A. in Mass Communication. She then
embarked on a variegated academic career, serving as a Graduate School
Advisor and as a
Recruitment Counselor at UCLA. She also became involved in a Teen Mentor Program in Northridge. More recently, she has worked at the Urban Health Institute in San Mateo. This year, she co-authored a book concerning social problems in the African-American community.
Gayle will be greeting Meyer's visitors, patrons, and staff Sundays through Thursdays, 4-8 PM. We hope that all of you will make her acquaintance.