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February 16, 2001

  1. "Albumen Photographs: History, Science and Preservation" Web Site
  2. Database Changes and Additions
  3. T.G.I.F. (Time to Get Information Fast) Clinics
  4. Serials Information in WorkFlows
  5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. "Albumen Photographs: History, Science and Preservation" Web Site

A new SUL/AIR web site, "Albumen Photographs: History, Science and Preservation" (http://albumen.stanford.edu/) features 19th century primary source materials, contemporary research, a gallery, and video of albumen print manufacture. In addition, there is an interactive treatment forum for conservators to discuss preservation issues pertaining to albumen photographs. The site is targeted toward photo historians, scientists, curators, conservators.

Created through a partnership of art conservators backed by institutional support, the site is the work of private conservators Timothy Vitale and Paul Messier teamed with Walter Henry (Preservation Dept., SUL/AIR) and John Burke, Chief Conservator, Oakland Museum. The project was funded through a grant received from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. The Monterey Museum of Art sponsored the project under the direction of Richard Gadd who also contributed an online exhibition.

A full press release, with a more in-depth description of the site, is available from: http://albumen.stanford.edu/about/press-release-2000-02-13.html.

--submitted by Walter Henry

2. Database Changes and Additions

The Folio databases ABI/Inform, EI/Compendex, ERIC, PsycInfo, and INSPEC have not been updated since December 2000. Please encourage patrons to use the Web versions of these databases. This does not affect the other databases we get through Folio.

We are adding to the list of databases available via the Web all the time. Some recent additions include:

  • The Grove Dictionary of Art and the New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians.
  • Congressional Universe now contains indexing that goes back to 1789.
  • Early English Books provides full text of works from 1475 to 1700.
  • POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials "offers searchable online access to a single database containing the full text of current, recent, and back issues of a growing number of philosophy journals."
  • Poole's Plus: Indices to Nineteenth-Century Newspapers, Periodicals, Books and Government Documents

--submitted by Kathy Kerns

3. T.G.I.F. (Time to Get Information Fast) Clinics

There's an informal place to learn about interesting information technology topics with a focus on 'hands-on' and 'how-to'.

According to the T.G.I.F.'s introductory web page --- "Held Friday afternoons in Turing Auditorium, TGIF Clinics are informal, interactive clinics on computer-related topics of interest to the Stanford community. Questions from attendees are strongly encouraged. These drop-in sessions are led by knowledgeable ITSS staff."

Recent and future topics include:

  • January 12 Managing Email with Eudora
  • January 19 Web Mail
  • January 26 Meeting
  • February 2 Using Cascading Style Sheets on the Web
  • February 9 Web Graphics
  • February 16 Managing Email with Eudora
  • February 23 How to Get Existing Content on the Web
  • March 2 Computer Crashes, Invasions, and Viruses
  • March 9 Forms/Formage
  • March 16 Using Palm Devices at Stanford

For more information, go to: http://www.stanford.edu/group/itss-customer/ip/tgif/

--submitted by Jerry Persons

4. Serials Information in WorkFlows

There will be a training session to demonstrate the staff view of the serials control module. If you have WorkFlows, you can view serial records to find out when a piece was received or claimed, along with other information formerly hidden in the Serials card file. The session will be Thursday, February 22, 11-12 in Meyer Rm. 143.

--submitted by Christa Easton

5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has the following new open positions this week:

Educational Technology Manager (02/12/01); REQ# J010467
Application Software Developer (02/12/01); REQ# J010471
Journal Development Manager (02/12/01); REQ# J010475

For a complete description of these jobs and a list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the Human Resources Web site at:

Human Resources Web site.

Please send future submissions to SUL/AIR News to:

SUL/AIR News is an electronic publication of Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources issued weekly. Copy deadline is 12:00 NOON Wednesday for publication on the following Friday. Submit items for publication to sulairnews@forsythe.stanford.edu .
Editor for SUL: Sarah Williamson, sarahcw@sulmail.stanford.edu
Editor for AIR and HR: Eleanor Brown, eabrown@leland.stanford.edu