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

SKIL: Stanford's Key to Information Literacy Enhanced

SKIL, Stanford's Key to Information Literacy, has been renovated. Highly recommended for all incoming students and strongly suggested for students who take courses in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, SKIL is an interactive tutorial that focuses on research and library skills. Completing SKIL improves a student's ability to locate and use information needed for classes and research.

SKIL's new, sleek look is more compatible, and in compliance, with the redesigned web site of the Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources ( ).

The SKIL tutorial's content has been revised, images redone, and navigation improved with a customized sidebar imagery to represent content, a table of contents per each module, and a number based book-marking system. Improvements to universal access include proper navigation through tabbing, long alternate descriptions for all imagery, and an option of viewing screen shots for the live database activity.

To access the tutorial, just type skil into your browser. If you're accessing it from off-campus, type The new site will go live this quarter.

If you are new to Stanford, using SKIL is a great way to learn about the wonderful resources available to you through the libraries.