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January 15, 1999

  1. Fredric Jameson to Lecture January 25
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project on the Web
  3. New Computing Documentation
  4. Videotapes of Engelbart Symposium Available
  5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities


The Presidential Lectures and Symposia in the Humanities and Arts program continues to bring well-known scholars to campus. Winter Quarter opens with a lecture by Fredric Jameson, internationally renowned Marxist critic and the William A. Lane Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University. Jameson has long been recognized as a major theorist of modern culture and a master analyst of its relation to socio-economic reality. In recent years Jameson has concentrated on contemporary artistic practices, both popular and elite, and is today best known for the essays collected in "Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism" (1991), which diagnose late twentieth-century culture as a symptom of the new global economy.

Jameson will be on campus January 25-26. He will speak on "Aesthetic Autonomy in the Age of Late Capitalism" at the School of Law (Room 290) on January 25 at 7:00 p.m. As are all the events in this series, Jameson's lecture is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but it is highly recommended that you arrive early to these popular events so that you can be sure to have a seat.

In preparation for Jameson's visit, a new section about his life and work has been added to the Presidential Lectures Web site: http://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/jameson/

This site was compiled by William McPheron, William Saroyan Curator for American and British Literature.

The Presidential Lectures Web site is developed and maintained by a team composed of staff from Humanities and Area Studies, RITS, and Systems.

--submitted by Jennifer Kindred


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project has developed an impressive and important presence on the Internet. The Web site is intended to complement the primary work of the project -- the compilation and publication of an authoritative edition of King's writings:


Until the fourteen-volume "The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr." is completed, researchers and students can use the resources on the Web site, which include many of King's speeches (in full text), a biography, a chronology, and scholarly articles written by project staff, including Stanford Professor Clayborne Carson, the senior editor and director of the project. New resources will be added to the site as they are digitized.

As the Web site describes it, the King Papers Project is "one of only a few large-scale documentary research ventures on an African American or on a figure of such contemporary relevance. By documenting King's religious roots and his long-standing relationships with other national and international leaders, the project will clarify the nature and sources of his distinctive ideas and leadership style. The project's edition volumes of King's papers will also document his views on various issues of continuing significance, including the search for solutions to the problems of poverty and international conflict."

--submitted by Jennifer Kindred


The Documentation Steering Committee, composed of staff from ITSS and RITS, coordinates the production of computing documentation for the Stanford community. The following is a list of new and recently updated documents that you might find useful. Included are documents mentioned in a December 11 ITSS Digest article, as well as documents published since then.

New Documents:

Adobe Photoshop 5.0 Reference Guide
Avid Cinema 1.2.1: Simple Non-Linear Video Editing with Avid Cinema
Configuring Netscape Communicator 4.0 for Windows
Dial-Up Networking / Remote Access Service Frequently Asked Questions
Flatbed and Film Scanning: A User's Guide
From Box to Network - Connecting a New Macintosh to SUNet: A Checklist
How to Install MacStanford from the Web
ITSS Publications Web site
Quick Guide to Automating Attached Printing in Forsythe
Using Adobe Photoshop 5.0: A Tutorial
Using Stata on the Leland Systems

Revised Document:

Eudora at Stanford: Frequently Asked Questions

--submitted by Eleanor Brown


A videotape set of the entire proceedings of the "Engelbart's Unfinished Revolution" symposium is now available for purchase. Presented on December 9 by SUL/AIR and the Institute for the Future, the symposium is also viewable on the Web (as discussed in last week's SUL/AIR News article, which is on the Web).

The cost of the four-videotape VHS set is $50, including tax and shipping. To purchase the set of tapes, use the order form on the Web.

--submitted by Andrew Herkovic


SUL/AIR has the following new open position for this week.

Computing Information Systems Analyst, Senior

For a complete list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the 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 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. Submit items for publication to news@sulmail.stanford.edu.
Editor for SUL: Sarah Williamson, sarahcw@sulmail.stanford.edu
Editor for AIR and HR: Eleanor Brown, eabrown@leland.stanford.edu