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Reminders about Parking and Commute Club

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.

VOIP Training

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 Project on Short List for DPC Awards

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.

Xinlei Qiu Becomes a Project Manager in the ITS Project Management Office

Xinlei Qiu has left the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) Team in Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS) for a Project Manager position in the ITS Project Management Office. While we congratulate Xinlei on this new opportunity, we know we will miss her on the team. She has been a key contributor, documenting requirements and design for SDR 2.0, and working consistently to help us be more efficient in our use of tools such as JIRA to manage our work.

Welcome, Alexis Manheim!

We are very happy to announce that Alexis Manheim has joined the Acquisitions Department as the new Electronic Resources & Technology Librarian.

Alexis has a wide array of library experience and we are very fortunate to have found her just as she was relocating back to the Stanford area. Please stop by and say “hello” to Alexis the next time you are on Meyer 3rd floor.

Sue-Ellen Johnson

Preservation Bookmarks Available

Preservation has received a number of requests for informative bookmarks for patrons. We now have several designs available, including two that address food and drink policies, and one that explains why sticky notes damage library materials. You can preview them here (PDF). I will also send out a few samples of each design to each of the libraries later this week. You’re welcome to distribute them to the public. To request more, please contact me at, and I’ll send your department a larger supply.

SULAIR Job Opportunities - August 10, 2010

SULAIR has the following new position:

Storage Facility Worker/Back-up Driver, Livermore (#39342)

News You Can Use from Parking & Transportation

1) Apply online today for 2010-11 parking permits or Commute Club memberships
New permits required on Sept. 1; Commute Club must be renewed every September

Locating Herself in Cartographic Space: Morgan Elmore Joins SULAIR

A warm welcome to Morgan Elmore who has joined the SULAIR staff as a Cartographic Technology Specialist. Morgan will be instrumental in helping to build out the infrastructure for the map digitization lab, for creating Web pages for map content and will eventually work in the new historic map room when it is completed. Morgan's been here two weeks and is already helping to streamline workflows and develop web content.

Glynn Edwards' Article on Born-Digital Material at Stanford

Glynn Edwards of Special Collections recently published an article "Born-Digital Material at Stanford" in Archival Elements, the newsletter of the Society of American Archivists Science, Technology, and Health Care Roundtable. The article (on pages 7-9 of the newsletter) provides a good overview of how SULAIR is beginning to deal with its large volume of born-digital and hybrid collections. You'll find information on SULAIR's born-digital collections, the software and tools used to archive such material, and the SULAIR staff involved in the process. The article also includes links for more information on born-digital projects and software.

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