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September 27, 2004

Issue No. 66

Table of Contents

Highlights and Features

Grokker at Stanford
CourseWork-Fall 2004
File-Sharing-Consequences
File-Sharing Myths
File-Sharing Resources
IT Open House October 28
Tech Help for Faculty
Essential SU Software
Desktop Computer Security
Security Self-Help Tool
Wireless Access-SU Visitors
SULAIR Home Page Update
SU Course Support Web Site copy

Library Resources

SULAIR Image Collections
SKIL Tutorial Enhanced
Scholars Workshops for Fall
Social Science Data
Literary Studies Database
New Lane Library Web Site
Firing Line TV Program
ArcGIS 9 Available
SSRC Past Events Online
BIOSIS Changes
HighWire Press-New Journals
EuroNews Web Site

Computing News

Accessible Web Pages
AFS Disk Quota Increased
Online Lecture Assessment
Teaching with Technology
Resources for SU Webmasters
ATS Program-New Projects
ATL Project Showcase
Spam Deletion Tool
ITSS Training Services
Training Registration
HelpSU Streamlined
New Webmail Is Here
Printing in Sweet Hall
Sweet Hall Consulting
Mac OS X Migration
PeopleSoft System Upgraded
Bookstore Computer Store
Courselets for SU Community
Sundial Calendar Changes
TeamSpace in Meyer Library
Meyer Classrooms
Meyer Tech Desk Update
Technology Help on Web

Meyer Library's Technology Services Desk: An Update

The Technology Services Desk on the second floor of Meyer Library continues to evolve and expand its services. There are a number of updates that you may want to know about.

Consultants: Consultants are available during hours that the second floor of Meyer is open to the public. They answer general user questions and troubleshoot the equipment and software resources that are provided in the Meyer computer clusters. (These facilities are operated by Academic Computing for the University's students, staff, and faculty.)

The consultants' other responsibilities include providing access to the second floor classrooms and portable laptop carts in Meyer, assisting with color printing needs, and maintaining a Lost and Found station.

Equipment Checkout/Items for Sale: The Technology Services Desk also serves as an equipment checkout counter, offering patrons a selection of headphones and computer cabling for use during one's visit to Meyer. The Services Desk now also offer a limited selection of external firewire hard drives, USB media card readers, microphones, and even a mini DV camcorder for checkout. A valid Stanford ID card is required for all checkouts.

Finally, common items such as blank media (CD-Rs, DVD-Rs, VHStapes, Zip disks), transparencies, and stationery are available for sale to patrons.

The Technology Services Desk accepts payment via the Stanford Card Plan. A DART machine is available on the first floor of Meyer for adding money to your card. Finally, there is one public kiosk located at the front desk for guests of Stanford affiliates to use for a quick email check or web search.

Multimedia Assistance: While the Meyer Technology Services Desk offers general user support, more specialized help is also provided by the Multimedia Consultants who work in the MultimediaStudio in the far corner of the second floor, near the Flexible Class-Lab. They are available to assist users in video dubbing, digital video authoring, and image scanning.

The Multimedia Consultants offer one-on-one consultations by appointment for users with specific questions or project needs. Please emailstudio- consult@lists.stanford.edu with a detailed project description to setup an appointment.

Should you have further questions regarding the services on the first ands econd floor of Meyer, please contact manager@acomp.stanford.edu for assistance.