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June 30, 2000

  1. Loma Prieta Technical Reports
  2. The 10,000-Year Library
  3. Titles to Make You Smile: A Grab Bag (Part 14)
  4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities


Branner Earth Sciences Library recently received a rare collection of Technical Reports dealing with results of the Loma Prieta earthquake and investigating the San Andreas and other local faults.

The reports are currently being cataloged, and will soon be available for perusal and circulation.

--submitted by Charlotte Derksen


As previously announced, all SUL/AIR staff members are invited to a public debate on Sunday, July 2 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Hewlett-Packard Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building, 353 Serra Street on the Stanford campus. Cutting-edge informationists and futurists will engage in an open discussion regarding what information civilization needs to keep, and how best to keep it.

This event caps a two-day invitational symposium on "The 10,000-Year Library" organized by The Long Now Foundation and Stanford University Libraries. During the symposium, two dozen distinguished technologists, anthropologists, scientists, librarians, and authors, including the Long Now Foundation board, will have grappled with issues relating to the permanence of information and the responsibility for its stewardship.

Following -- and informed by -- the public briefing, Long Now will publish the recommendations, findings, and discussions of this extraordinary meeting of minds.

The Long Now Foundation, established in 1996, seeks to promote slower/better thinking and to focus our collective creativity on the next 10,000 years. For more information about the Long Now Foundation: www.longnow.org

The conference is sponsored by the Lazy Eight Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to promoting research and development in the sciences and education.

--submitted by Sarah Williamson


These titles reflect the compiler's notions of the humorous, wry, ironic or unusual, and should not be construed as reflecting any other opinion or judgment, nor the editorial opinion of SUL/AIR News.

Accelerated grimace; expressionism in the American drama of the 1920s / Mardi Valgemae. With a pref. by Harry T. Moore. -- Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press [1972] ADB1419 / PS351 .V25 / Green Library.

Oops and doons, and sayin's and doin's ov Timothy Goorkrodger, his aud deeame and darter Meary, a' whoame and abroad / F. M. Fetherston. -- 4th ed., rev. and improved. -- Huddersfield, Yorkshire : F.M. Fetherston, [18--] AQJ4379 / PR4699 .F443 O6 1800Z / Green Library.

An outline of intellectual rubbish ; a hilarious catalogue of organized and individual stupidity / Bertrand Russell. -- Girard, Kan. : Haldeman-Julius publications [1943] AKE1552 / AZ999 .R8 / Green Library.

Reflexions upon ridicule; or, What it is that makes a man ridiculous; and the means to avoid it. Wherein are represented the different manners and characters of persons of the present age. Of unpoliteness. Indiscretion. Affectation. Foolish vanity. The bad taste. Imposture. The morose humour. Impertinence. Of prejudice. Interest. Sufficiency. Absurdities. Caprice. Falst delicacy. Decorum / M. l'abbé de Bellegarde. -- London, Printed for T. Newborough and B. Tooke, 1706.AME9192/ 820.8 .B582 V.12 / Special Collections.

Some really ugly clothes. -- [United States?] : Skeptical Press [1996] a3362641 / Z239 .S555 S66 1996 T / Special Collections.

--submitted by Brian Kunde


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

Library Specialist (6/26/00); REQ# J001762

For a complete description of this job 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 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. 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