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

Firing Line Now Available on Hoover Institution Web Site

The Hoover Institution Library and Archives offer a searchable database of the 1,504 Firing Line television programs hosted by William F. Buckley Jr. from 1966 to 1999 at

A father of modern intellectual conservatism, Buckley, who founded the National Review, is known for using nuanced thought and eloquent language to elevate political discourse. On Firing Line he debated the issues of the day with public figures of such diverse political persuasions as John Kerry, Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, Betty Friedan, and Jesse Jackson.

The Firing Line database is searchable by title, subject, guest, and keyword. All programs are cataloged under Library of Congress subject headings. Free-text program descriptions, taken from the program catalog compiled by Firing Line staff, facilitate keyword searches and add a special Firing Line flavor. Video clips from some programs can be streamed online, and selected programs on videotape can be viewed in their entirety in the Hoover Archives. Written transcripts of all programs are also available at the Hoover Archives. The web site will continue to grow as more video clips are digitized.

One clip ready for streaming is the 1968 program on hippies, "an understanding of whom we must acquire or die painfully," according to Buckley. Guests are Jack Kerouac, who "started the whole Beat Generation business," Ed Sanders, "a hippie type," and Lewis Yablonsky, "a professional student of the hippies."

The Firing Line collection also includes still photographs, preparation materials, and other items.