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August 3, 2001

  1. Folio Farewell
  2. Stanford You: Please Update Your Directory Listing
  3. Matt Phillips: The Magic in His Prints
  4. Lynda.com Design Classes to be Offered at Stanford University
  5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Folio Farewell

Beginning Sept. 1, 2001 the movement of library databases from Folio to the Web will be complete. Socrates and other databases will be available only via the Web. Patrons will be able to search Socrates for technical reports. All other library databases are already on the Web. For links go to


Endnote/ProCite users can use this software to access Socrates, and we are working to make that possible for other databases. For help see


For those trying to access restricted library databases from off campus, you can:

--submitted by Kathryn Kerns

2. Stanford You: Please Update Your Directory Listing

It's the time of year when all of us, faculty and staff need to review our directory information that will be printed in the white pages of the Stanford directory. One way to update your directory entry is on the web using Stanford.You.

Stanford.You is the Web-based application where you can review details of your own directory data as well as information about your SUNet services settings. Much of this information can be changed directly online. Here you can take advantage of many new directory features like "preferred name" and expanded privacy choices.

You can change your personal directory information in Stanford.You at any time to keep your online listing up-to-date. You will continue to use the CHRIS system if you are responsible for updating directory information for other faculty and staff in your department.

Stanford.You is located at:


Changes in Stanford.You will be sent to other systems such as CHRIS to ensure that your personal record is the same across all official Stanford business systems. Changes to any information that you are able to update regarding your online directory entry will be sent to the directory. The changes you make regarding your personal contact information for the online directory can be viewed using the preview option in Stanford.You and in Stanford.Who, when you search for your own record. Please remember your SUNet ID password and University PIN when you change them.

You will be able to view only your own personal record in Stanford.You. When you are logged into PC-Leland or MacLeland you will automatically go to your own record; if not, you will be required to login with your SUNet ID and password. At the Stanford.You home page, you will see your name at the top of the page and three sections from which to choose.

Stanford.Who is a Web-based version of the online directory. It is a great way of accessing data familiar through WHOIS, but it offers new options and more flexibility.

Stanford.Who is located at:


We hope these products make it easier for you to review and maintain your personal data and easier to find contact information about Stanford community members. Please feel free to send any questions you may have about the product to directory-support@lists.stanford.edu.

--abridged version from 8/1 Payroll CHRIS Newsletter

3. Matt Phillips: The Magic in His Prints

Stanford University Libraries / Stanford, California / July 23, 2001

EXHIBITION: Matt Phillips: The Magic In His Prints
DATES: August 5 through October 28, 2001
CONTACT: Vanessa Kam
650-723-9523; fax 650-723-8690
e-mail: dvkam@sulmail.stanford.edu

The Stanford University Libraries, Department of Special Collections, is pleased to present the exhibit, Matt Phillips: The Magic In His Prints. This exhibit celebrates the Libraries' recent acquisition of works by painter and printmaker Matt Phillips, widely recognized as a master of the monotype. With an emphasis on describing the artist's creative process, the exhibit will feature monotypes, drypoints, etchings, and lithographs, as well as artists' books and sketchbooks dating from the 1950s through the present. Matt Phillips: The Magic in His Prints will be on view at Stanford University's Cecil H. Green Library, Peterson Gallery, second floor of the Bing Wing. The opening reception will take place on Sunday, August 5 from 4 to 6 pm, and the exhibit will run through Sunday October 28, 2001. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Department of Special Collections at the Stanford University Libraries acquired the Phillips collection in 1999. In addition to prints and sketchbooks, the collection includes items such as maquettes of artists' books, instructional drawings, photographs documenting his work in the studio, and printmaking plates. Phillips's finished works, considered in tandem with these other objects, will provide insight to students of studio art, printmakers, and anyone else interested in pondering the creative process of a visual artist.

Phillips is widely recognized as a master of the monotype. In its simplest terms, a monotype is an impression of a painting. A painting is done on a surface such as metal or plastic, and various effects can be achieved by wiping away parts of the paint with a cloth, leaving areas of whiteness for contrast or shading. A sheet of paper is then placed upon the painted and surface and pressure is applied by hand or via a printing press.

Phillips uses the monotype to various effects. His depiction of beach scenes, with broad swaths of white evoke the blinding light of the shoreline; the swirling, breathy, and mottled textures in his depiction of a bouquet of flowers capture their fragility. Through teaching, writing, curating, and an unwavering devotion to the monotype as his primary medium, Phillips has played a critical role in spreading knowledge about the monotype as a graphic art form.

The exhibit will also feature series of drypoint prints, touching upon the artists' favorite subjects. The subjects that Phillips returns to, time and again, are scenes from his worldly travels: the bustle of open air markets in such places as Guatemala, Israel, and Morocco, and the rolling hills of Napa Valley and Montana. The artist also devotes entire print suites to the natural world: flowers, gardens, and virgin landscapes, sometimes with a sensuous presentation of the human figure in nature.

The parallels between printmaking and performing magical acts will also be explored in the exhibit. Phillips the printmaker is also a magician. Magicians and printmakers must frequently work quickly, exercising a skillful sleight-of-hand. Magic teaches one to envision objects upside down and in reverse, and the image that is transferred to paper in printmaking is often the reversal of that on the printmaking plate. The boldness, flashiness, elements of chance, and spontaneity found in magic can also be found in printmaking; points also emphasized in the exhibit.

PLEASE NOTE: Images to accompany this press release are available upon request. Please contact Vanessa Kam at 650-723-9523 or via e-mail at dvkam@sulmail.stanford.edu

LOCATION: Peterson Gallery, Green Library
Bing Wing, Second Floor
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
HOURS: Library hours from August 5 through August 18 are: Monday through Thursday, 8am-9pm; Friday 8am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; and Sunday 1-9pm. For library hours after August 18, please call 650-723-9108. For more information, call Vanessa Kam at 650-723-9523.

--submitted by Vanessa Kam

4. Lynda.com Design Classes to be Offered at Stanford University

Lynda.com is coming to Stanford! On September 24-28 the Stanford Academy for New Media will play host to an Advanced Flash 5/Action Scripting class put on by lynda.com. For more information and to register, visit:


Please pass this onto colleagues that you think might be interested. Lynda.com is among the world's most respected web design training programs.

--submitted by Phil Gibson

5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has no open positions this week.

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Editor for SUL: Sarah Williamson, sarahcw@sulmail.stanford.edu
Editor for AIR and HR: Eleanor Brown, eabrown@leland.stanford.edu