Franz Kunst has rejoined the Archive of Recorded Sound staff as Project Archivist, National Historical Publications and Records Commission Basic Projects Program. The NHPRC Basic Projects Program supports the arrangement and description of more than 80 of the Archive's special and archival collections for which no bibliographic access exists. Franz will be surveying and arranging collections and creating finding aids for them in Archivist's Toolkit. Results will be discoverable in the Online Archive of California, SearchWorks, OCLC, and SULAIR's website.
Question: How can I locate the Solicitor's Opinion from the Department of Interior from 1980 (M-36921)?
Answer: This document can be found as part of the Decisions of the United States Department of the Interior (you can search this as a title in Searchworks). The detailed record shows a link to an online resource provided by the University of Michigan. The specific document is in v.87, p.291-304, and you can view a PDF version. Alternately, the Law Library has this on microfiche.
A brand new ProQuest platform is coming that is significantly different in both functionality and aesthetics, largely due to the fact that all of your ProQuest (except third party resources such as Factiva), CSA, and Chadwyck-Healey resources will be cross-searchable, new tools have been added, and the search engine and interface is completely new from the ground up.
Aimée Leverette, the trainer, is available to give us a session on:
Monday, October 11, at 9:30 a.m.
The session should last an hour plus another half hour for questions. Anyone using ProQuest for reference and instruction should attend, since the changes are significant. There will also be a need to make some decisions about options to set before we make the interface available to our users.
This is the only session that will be provided due to Aimee's heavy training travel schedule.
Please RSVP to Olga Katz, firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can select the proper space.
From our friends at Parking & Transportation:
Do you have your 2010-11 parking permit or Commute Club membership?
New permits or Commute Club memberships required as of Sept. 1; citations are being issued for parking non-compliance.
If you are a resident or commuter who is parking a vehicle in areas that require a Stanford parking permit, be sure you are displaying the proper 2010-11 parking permit to avoid a citation. Parking permits for the new fiscal year may be purchased online, and all customers have the option to select "will call" for faster pick up. Customers usually are notified of "will call" availability within three business days.
We will be offering three additional VoIP training sessions for those of you who were unable to attend the earlier sessions. Those sessions will be:
Thursday, Sept 30: IC Classroom Green East 166 - 9:30-11:00
Tuesday, Oct 5: Cubberley Library Instruction Rm - 2:00-3:30
Wednesday, Oct 6: Branner Library - 10:00-11:30
Note: Space at the Cubberley and Branner sessions is limited, so please RSVP to Mimi Calter as soon as possible if you want to attend one of those sessions.
SULAIR has the following new positions:
Question: Are there computers in Green Library that have software packages such as Microsoft Office and Photoshop?
Answer: Computer Clusters can be found throughout the library. In the IC, there are 30 dual-boot, iMacs (Windows and MacOS).
Note: All machines have CD-RW/DVD drives and USB ports to plug in flash (thumb) drives.
Similar clusters can be found in the reading rooms in the Bing Wing.
There are also computer clusters in Green and Meyer libraries with high end multimedia software.
Academic Computing Services publishes current software offerings.
Want to staff the greeter table during the Library Open House next week, on Tuesday, Sept. 28? The table is staffed by two people and we change staff each hour. The Open House is from 12 noon to 5pm.
You'll get to meet and greet attendees, give them information about what's happening in the Open House, get them to submit a raffle ticket for some great prizes, and help them sign up for the book scanning robot tours.
We have several times available. Just let me know if you'd like to help and be sure to get approval from your supervisor. My email is email@example.com.
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has officially announced the projects which have made the short list for the DPC awards. The “short list” (akin to the nominees for an Academy Award) were announced at the iPres conference earlier today.
I am pleased to pass on the news that Preserving Virtual Worlds, our project with the Univ. of Illinois, Univ. of Maryland, and Rochester Inst. of Technology has been put on the short list for the international Digital Preservation Award. This award is presented in London as part of the Institute of Conservation's (ICon) Conservation Awards.
See the official news release.
Stanford’s work on the project was led by Henry Lowood as curator for history of science & technology collections and film & media collections, and managed by Susan Rojo in HRG, with critical contributions from DLSS and the SDR group.