September 27, 2004

Issue No. 66

Table of Contents

Highlights and Features

Grokker at Stanford
CourseWork-Fall 2004
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

Imagine All the Images! ARTstor Acquisition and Insight Enhancements

The Humanities Digital Information Service (HDIS), along with the Art Library, are pleased to announce a major new collection of digital images for teaching and research, as well as important enhancements to their existing image collections.

ARTstor Fine Art Images
Stanford has subscribed to perhaps the largest online collection of fine art images in history, ARTstor. Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ARTstor contains close to 300,000 digital images (and highly searchable descriptions associated with them). The collection includes both a general image gallery of world visual art, and a number of deep special collections such as the New York MoMA Architecture and Design Collection, and the stunning Dunhuang Caves Archive.

ARTstor is expected to grow to over half a million images by 2006. It includes online tools for searching, viewing and presenting its images, as well as an offline viewer to allow teachers to use images even in non-wired classrooms. ARTstor is a major undertaking in the worlds of both art history and digital resources. Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) is proud to be a charter subscriber, and to provide the Stanford community with access to this rich resource. Visit and immerse yourself in ARTstor at:

Luna Insight Digital Images Collection
At the same time, HDIS has implemented major upgrade to its Luna Insight digital image collection software. Insight is the platform on which most of Stanford's own rich image collections, as well as a number of shared and subscribed image collections, are served to the community and to the world. Stanford is now pleased to offer both the fully-featured downloadable Insight software for searching, viewing and presenting images , and the new browser version of Insight, which allows the use of single collections and slightly limited functionality in exchange for the convenience of being able to link directly to Insight collections, and of not having to install special software to use them.

Stanford-created Insight collections include centuries of antiquarian Maps of Africa, a hundred years of hand-drawn maps from the Stanford Geological Survey, the Chicana Art Collection, and the Athanasius Kircher Correspondence. In addition, via Stanford's Insight installation, the community has access to well over 125,000 art images from AMICO (the Art Museum Image Consortium), the David Rumsey Collection of historical world maps, and a number of smaller collections (all through the generosity of David Rumsey).

For More Information
For a current list of image collections offered by SULAIR, as well as download links and instructions for the latest Insight software, see: