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June 5, 1998

  1. Successful Academic Technology Program Expands
  2. Expanded PsycINFO Now Available
  3. Library Hours Posted on the Web
  4. Take a Staff Tour of "Sunset" Magazine Exhibit
  5. Boyd Murphy Leaves the Portal
  6. The Controller's Office Has Upgraded Its Web Site
  7. Obtaining IDs and PINs for Temporary Employees
  8. Wish You Were Here...
  9. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities
  10. Titles to Make You Smile: Pigs is Pigs (Part 1)


By Fall Quarter 1998, more faculty will be receiving discipline-specific help through SUL/AIR's Academic Technology Program. This pilot project, originally named the Information Resources Specialist Project, began over two years ago as an initiative of the President's Commission on Technology in Teaching and Learning (CTTL). Six specialists, each with a background in both technology and a specific discipline, were placed in nine departments to assist faculty in using technology for teaching and research. For descriptions of some projects in these departments, see "Academic Technology Projects for Spring" in the April issue of Speaking of Computers.

Following a successful review by a faculty committee and CTTL's recommendation for expansion, the Provost has approved expansion of the program to twice its initial level, for a total of approximately twelve Academic Technology Specialists. Mike Keller led a proposal process on behalf of the CTTL to select departments to join the program. The committee selected Earth Sciences, English, Psychology, Linguistics, Area One, Overseas Studies, Human Biology, Stanford Center for Professional Development, Disability Resource Center, and the Language Center as new participants. The pilot departments of History, Art, the Museum, Biological Sciences, Education, Statistics, Engineering-Economic Systems, and Industrial Engineering will continue in the program. Several of these departments are working together to share Academic Technology Specialists, so one person may support two or three departments.

-- submitted by Lois Brooks


A new version of PsycINFO has just gone public in Folio, with coverage of books and book chapters (selected by the American Psychological Association), journal articles, dissertations, and technical reports. The online file now goes back to 1887, thus adding 100 years to the previous online file.

This new version of PsycINFO supersedes the PsycLit CDs in Reference and more. Thanks especially to Jane Ingalls for migrating this Folio file to Z39.50 servers. Expanded coverage and new indexes are summarized in a "Help New PsycINFO" screen on Folio. Refer to "help all indexes" when you're in the database.

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions about PsycINFO, please contact Richard Fitchen in Green Library (fitchen@sulmail; 5-1056).

-- submitted by Richard Fitchen


The 1998 Summer Quarter and intersession library hours information has been posted on the SUL/AIR Web site. To see the hours, point your Web browser to:


PDF versions of both Summer Quarter and intersession hours flyers, which can be read using Adobe Acrobat Reader, are also available at the URL listed above. A printed version of Summer Quarter and intersession hours will be available early next week.

-- submitted by Amy Storey


Take a staff tour of the exhibit on "Sunset" Magazine: A Century of Western Living, 1898-1998. Tours will be given at 11:30, 12:00 and 12:30 on Wednesday, June 10, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion next to Hoover Tower. Brown bags are welcome. Complimentary catalogs and posters will be presented to all tour attendees.

See original art by Maynard Dixon and Maurice Logan; documents such as the payroll for Leland Stanford's Chinese laborers; posters such as Dixon's famous "Navajo" of 1902; photographs of Herbert Hoover, David Starr Jordan, and others who wrote for "Sunset"; letters from "Sunset" editor/owner Charles K. Field, member of Stanford's pioneer class; and more!

The exhibit is open 11:00 to 4:00 Tuesday through Saturday, through August 15, except July 3 and 4, and is always free. Call 723-3563 or e-mail Cissie Hill at chill@hoover.stanford.edu for additional information.

-- submitted by Judith Fortson


Boyd Murphy, a familiar face at the Green Library Portal, retires June 10th after many years of service to the Stanford community. If you have come to Green Library between 12 noon and 4:00 pm, Sunday through Thursday, you have undoubtedly seen Boyd facilitating entry, answering our patron's questions and ensuring that library materials are charged out as patrons leave.

Boyd joined the staff of Green Library as a Portal Monitor in September 1980 and has enjoyed getting to know many students, faculty and staff over the years. You will no longer see Boyd behind the Portal after next Wednesday but you will certainly find him reading in the Stack and checking out books at the Loan Desk. Boyd looks forward to his retirement and to the time he will now have to read that nice book or two and watch that live theater show that he didn't quite get around to.

Happy retirement, Boyd, and many thanks for all these years of great service.

-- submitted by Naheed Zaheer


Check out the new look and functionality of the Controller's Office Web site at its new address:


Please note, the old URL (http://covillage.stanford.edu) still works, but you may want to take a moment to update your links accordingly.

The redesign was implemented to make navigating the Web site easier and faster, but the new site still contains all the useful information from the old site. It also features an updated General Ledgers Search Tool that allows you to receive the most current information.

For those of you who haven't visited the Controller's Office Web site before, it contains the following and much more.

  • Payroll and Records information, such as Payroll deadlines and contact information;

  • Information on Processing Payments through Travel and Reimbursement and Accounts Payable; and

  • Forms in Adobe PDF format that can be printed directly from the Web, such as the W-4 tax form and the INS Form I-9.
-- submitted by Kelly Fields (Adapted from Payroll/CHRIS NEWS)


Here's a reminder of how to obtain University ID Numbers and PINS for temporary employees.

  1. Log on to the Forsythe computer.

  2. Type PRISM SELECT PERSONAL PROFILE//ENTRY NEW ID at the Command> prompt.

  3. Fill out the entry screen accordingly.

  4. Type SEND to complete the transaction.

The request is routed to the Payroll Office for creation of the ID and PIN. Once created, the ID and confidential PIN are sent to the employee via Confidential envelope in ID Mail. Standard turnaround time is four working days. If the ID/PIN is needed more urgently, supervisors can contact the Payroll Office at Payroll.Help@forsythe to make alternative arrangements.

-- submitted by Kelly Fields (Adapted from Payroll/CHRIS NEWS)


You may have noticed a significant gap in the familiar landscape outside Meyer Library lately and wondered where The Thinker is. According to Museum staff, the sculpture is on loan to an exhibition in New York for the summer. From June 17 to August 31 you can see The Thinker as part of Rodin at Rockefeller Center: The Iris and B.Gerald Cantor Collection in association with The Public Art Fund. Then, sometime in September, he'll be back.

-- submitted by Sarah Williamson


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

Library Specialist I

Computing Information Systems Analyst, Senior

For a complete list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the Human Resources Web site.


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.

The following include a contribution from Marianna Tubman.

Learned pigs & fireproof women / Ricky Jay. -- New York, NY : Warner Books, 1987, c1986. APA4349 / PN1583 .J38 1987 / Green Library - Stacks.

Pigs-- the democratic philosophers of the medieval Sudan / by Jay Spaulding and J.L. Spaulding. -- Boston, MA : African Studies Center, Boston University, 1989. AGL1170 / DT1 .W67 NO.134 / Green Library - Stacks.

Pigspurt, or, Six pigs from happiness / Ken Campbell ; drawings by Eve Stewart. -- London : Methuen Drama, 1993. APK5942 / PR6053 .A4874 P54 1993 / Green Library - Stacks.

Spirit poles and flying pigs : public art and cultural democracy in American Communities / Erika Doss. -- Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, c1995. APP7845 / N8835 .D67 1995 / Stanford Auxiliary Library.

To sing with pigs is human : the concept of person in Papua New Guinea / Jane C. Goodale. -- Seattle : University of Washington Press, c1995. APX9254 / DU740.42 .G66 1995 / Green Library - Stacks.

-- submitted by Brian Kunde

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 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