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

New Lane Library Web Site

Simplified access and smarter searching drive the new Lane Medical Library web site that was released in August. In addition to incorporating the School of Medicine's new design, several enhancements were made to improve the user experience:

• Clinical Core and Bioresearch Core meta-searches simultaneously search multiple resources and provide at-a-glance search results sorted by relevance and resource type;

• A single eResource search finds any ejournal, ebook, database, or selected web resource;

• Lane introduced SFX Technology from ExLibris with a new Stanford icon in PubMed and an Article Finder on the web site called FindIt@Stanford. PubMed now links to more full text, Lane and Socrates catalog records, or an Interlibrary Loan request form when no copy is available at Stanford. The Article & Journal finder on the web site's ejournal page uses the same technology.

• Off-campus access is simplified by recognizing the user's IP address and presenting on or off-campus links accordingly throughout the web site, eliminating the need to connect to a separate "off-campus page". Users have the option of authenticating with either a library barcode or a SUNet ID.

The site is a joint development effort of several groups within Information Resources & Technology in the School of Medicine. Try it at: