Hopkins Marine Station has been added to the iStanford "maps" tile as a second campus. (iStanford is a free iPhone application, which you can download from Apple's App Store.) If you have selected the maps tile in iStanford and are on the main campus map, searching for "Miller" will result in an alert box indicating that no buildings were found with that name and asking if you want to search Hopkins Marine Station (HMS). If you select yes, it will take you to the HMS map with a push-pin icon pointing to the location of the Miller Library. You can also just go to the Hopkins Marine Station map by selecting "Campuses" in the upper left corner of the screen. A third way to get to the Miller Library is to select the "Places" link in the lower right corner of the screen and then select the "Libraries" category. You will find the Miller Library in the alphabetical listing under "Marine Biology Library".
Thanks to Eleanor Brown, Chris Patton, Tim Flood, and the iStanford Blackboard team for all their help getting this incorporated into the new version of the iStanford app for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.
As Fall Quarter approaches, be sure to let your colleagues and our patrons know that there will be a Library Open House on Tuesday, September 28 from 12 Noon-5p.m.
This year's Library Open House will take place in and around the Green Library East lobby. There will be tables and displays in front of Green Library and in the Green East lobby, highlighting SULAIR's services and resources. Participants will include most of the campus libraries, Special Collections, Digital Humanities, the Media Microtext Center, SULAIR in Second Life, and many more.
Michael Keller will give a talk on "Thoughts on the future of Stanford's libraries," as well as a tour of Green Library. The very popular Robotic Book Scanner tours are back and new demos of tools such as SearchWorks, xSearch, RefWorks, and Zotero will be presented. Music and great raffle prizes will round out the event.
This is a reminder that the SULAIR Staff Annual Picnic is next week on Tuesday, August 31st.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - food will be served from 11:30am - 1:30pm
WHERE: Centennial Garden - fountain area outside the entrance to the Bing Wing of Green Library
WHAT: Traditional BBQ
WHO CAN COME? All members of the SULAIR Staff
WHAT DOES IT COST? Nothing! Just come and enjoy.
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of the University Librarian looks forward to seeing you there!
Question: How can I find one-act plays in the catalog?
Answer: Use SearchWorks' default "Search Everything" option and enter terms "'one-act plays' and comedy" (or "'one-act plays' and drama"). One-act plays" is also a Library of Congress Subject Heading, so you can change the search option to "Search Subject terms" and use "one-act plays" in quotation marks.
SULAIR's Library Development Office publishes monthly issues of ReMix: News from the Stanford Libraries. August's issue has a variety of interesting news items and links. This includes items on the SearchWorks; the opening of the Engineering Library; and philanthropy in uncertain times. You'll also find a number of other news items and information about exhibitions, events, publications, and acquisitions.
The new Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center is holding an Open House on Wednesday, September 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Huang Center, which is located in the Science and Engineering Quad, was designed to be a campus-wide crossroads for innovation, so be among the first to become acquainted with the collaborative spaces and services available to you. You can tour the building (which includes the new Engineering Library), enter prize drawings and enjoy light refreshments.
All SULAIR staff are invited to attend this webinar:
Dublin Core: The Road from Metadata Formats to Linked Data
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Green Library, SSRC Seminar Room
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) are pleased to announce a new educational partnership, starting with an educational webinar on Dublin Core: The Road from Metadata Formats to Linked Data.