June 21, 2002

  1. Hoover Institution Library and Archives New Web Sites
  2. Biography Resource Center
  3. Dusty Books, Frontier Librarian
  4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Hoover Institution Library and Archives New Web Sites

Hoover Institution Library and Archives - Redesigned Web Site Launched

Hoover Institution Library and Archives is happy to unveil our redesigned web site at the new address http://www.hoover.org/hila. The site provides weekly updates on events, new acquisitions, the Hoover Institution Library reorganization, joint projects, regulations, exhibits, etc. Now it's easier than ever to send a reference question using the simple online form. The restructured navigation makes it easier to get around, and subnavigation on long pages eliminates scrolling. Every page has a direct link to the finding aids for archival collections located on the Online Archive of California site. Reproductions of posters and photographs from the Hoover Institution Archives' collections enhance the site. The visual tours of the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion and Herbert Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover Rooms in the Hoover Tower make these unique venues easily accessible for Internet users. This user friendly and helpful web site will be an important hub of information for students and researchers from the campus, as well as for a wide range of other visitors. Your feedback and suggestions on the new site are greatly appreciated.

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Records - Web Site Launched

Alongside the newly redesigned Hoover Institution Library and Archives site, we are proud to introduce the web site for the Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Records. The site, accessible at http://www.hoover.org/rferlrecords, provides extensive information on a valuable new resource at the Hoover Institution. The web site contains news related to the collection, information about the current accessibility of the collection, information on related collections at Hoover and elsewhere, and an online version of the recent exhibit at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion. In the future, the site will provide online finding aids for those interested in researching the collection offsite. Reproductions of selected photographs and documents from the collection add color to the site while also providing users with a sense of the kinds of materials available for research.

The RFE/RL collection is presently available on a limited basis. The audio section of the broadcast archive, currently consisting of some 80,000 reel-to-reel tapes, must be transferred to a more stable and durable medium before it can be made available to the public. The corporate records will not be made available to the public until 2003. The remainder of the collection, including the paper portion of the broadcast archive and the public relations records, will be made available as they are processed. Please visit this site for up-to-date information or contact RFE/RL collection archivist Anatol Shmelev.

--submitted by Polina Ilieva

2. Biography Resource Center

Check out Biography Resource Center on the Databases list (http://www-sul/catdb/alldata.html). It "combines over 330,000 biographies on more than 220,000 people" from some 80 Gale products such as Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of American Biograpy, Directory of American Scholars, and Encyclopedia of World Biography, as well as The Complete Marquis Who's Who. Also included are links to full-text articles in over 250 periodicals.

Note: Biography Resource Center (http://www-sul.stanford.edu/su_proxy_biog_res) is not a good source of indepth information on historical literary figures. Gale puts that information in its Literary Resource Center, which we do not have.

--submitted by Kathy Kerns

3. Dusty Books, Frontier Librarian

Following in the footsteps of some better known, though hardly more beloved, writers, Green Library's very own R.T. Carr has recently published his first novel exclusively as an e-book: Dusty Books, Frontier Librarian (Being an account of a few of the unlikely occurrences, grand adventures, and people in the creation of a damn fine little frontier library, by a participant in all those events.)

The novel begins with "a fast mystery, an unexpected windfall, and a hasty midnight exit by the author with just the clothes on his back and his trusty pistol." It is chock full of Old West adventure, librarians, and a colorful cast of other characters, including some possibly familiar faces.

Dusty Books, Frontier Librarian is now available for your reading pleasure at http://www.stanford.edu/~rtcarr/dusty/

--submitted by Glen Worthey

4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has the following new position this week.

Library Specialist (#001456). Range: 1A2. Posted 06/14/2002

For a complete description of open positions within SUL/AIR, visit the recently redesigned Opportunities for Employment page on the Human Resources Web site.

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