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March 24, 2000

  1. Charging for Photocopies
  2. Large Collection of Early American Maps on Web
  3. Lecture: Humanities Computing: Essential Problems, Experimental Practice
  4. XMLMARC Software from Lane Library
  5. Welcome Jesse Yagotin
  6. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities


Effective Monday, March 20th charges for public photocopying at all Stanford University Libraries locations and the Hoover Institution Library began. The rates should have been posted by all machines this week and are as follows:

Copy Size               Coins/Bills             Card Vend

8.5 X 11                $ .10                   $ .08
8.5 X 14                $ .10                   $ .08
11 X 17                 $ .20                   $ .16
Color copies (at Art Library)
                              $1.00                   $ .90
Large format copies   (at Earth Sci. Library)   
                              $1.00                   $ .90

All card vend transactions will now be done using the StanfordCard debit plan. Please refer to the information posted in the What's New section of our SUL/AIR Home Page regarding locations where individuals may purchase cards or add money to their StanfordCard Plan as well as details for IKON CopyCard exchange procedures:


This information has also been posted at all photocopy locations. Library departments/units SHOULD NOT attempt to exchange values from old IKON cards; please simply destroy any old SUL/AIR departmental IKON cards that you may still have.


We will also begin to be charged for all staff photocopying on both office or public copy machines. You will need to use your pin code on all office copy machines. It is the same code that you previously used with the IKON equipment. Please contact your department administrator or operations manager (or Cindy Skalski at 3-3221 or cindy.skalski@forsythe) if you need to be informed or reminded of your departmental pin code.

Unfortunately, we learned recently from Xerox that the specified public "book copiers" cannot accommodate both card swipe and key pad/pin code technology. This only became evident after the Diebold cardreaders were installed on these specific machines, and certainly was not anticipated by either Xerox or Diebold. Xerox has done very thorough research and testing (at the expense of delaying even longer the start date for charging for copies), but has been unable to come up with a solution to date. While they continue to pursue ideas to accommodate the combined use of card swipe and key pad technology on the public machines, we must move ahead now to start charging for copies. For the time being, SUL/AIR departments needing to use public photocopy machines for photocopying will be issued special StanfordCard Plan/Diebold copy cards for this purpose. In the case of all Branch Libraries other than Engineering, staff photocopying all takes place on the public machines. Cindy will do an initial distribution of these cards which have been set up for copying to each Department or Branch Library on Monday. Department heads and operations managers will receive a subsequent e-mail note with more details about this later this afternoon or first thing on Monday morning. We assume that there will need to be adjustments to the first pass distribution based on needs and use over the next few weeks.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a charge incurred for each and every photocopy made by library staff, and I take this opportunity to remind you that office photocopiers are to be used only for work-related photocopying. Also, in our contractual arrangements with Xerox, staff photocopying done on office machines costs less per copy than when staff make copies on public machines. While there is no alternative to using the public copiers in most Branches or when color or large format copies are needed, please try to do copying on office machines whenever possible.


The card acquisition and exchange guidelines noted above also instruct non-SUL/AIR departments in the university on how to obtain StanfordCard plan cards and put departmental money on them. A few academic and administrative departments were using keypad access to our photocopiers during the IKON regime. The Department administrator in each of these instances is being contacted regarding our inability to continue the keypad access mode, and Cindy will work with them as needed to help set up alternative card access arrangements.

I ask and thank you in advance for your assistance and patience during the next several weeks as we activate charging for copying in the Xerox/StanfordCard plan model. There are bound to be many questions and some problems to resolve during this period. Please direct your inquiries to Cindy (cindy.skalski@forsythe or 3-3221). The coincidence of this roll-out with the property inventory period is going to make this a very hectic few weeks for Cindy. Don Intersimone will also be available to help with problems and questions during this period and you can best reach him by pager at 496-0206; he will return your call promptly.

Great thanks goes not only to Cindy, but also to Susan Horsfall, Monty Mantovani, and our friends in both the Bursar's Office and the StanfordCard Plan Office for their help in getting us prepared to finally be able to begin charging again for photocopies.

--submitted by Kären Nagy


Map users at Stanford and elsewhere now have free access to a remarkable collection of 2,300 very high-resolution digital images of eighteenth and nineteenth century maps of North and South America. The images are from the collection of San Francisco collector David Rumsey who has used his own funds to scan the maps and make them available to the public. Branner and other libraries have been testing the JAVA Client version for several months, but this additional access to the images using conventional Web browsers such as Netscape and Internet Explorer is very welcome. By year's end, the collection is expected to contain over 5,000 online images. Among the new additions are such classics as the Jefferys' "American Atlas" (1776), Vancouverŧs "Voyage of Discovery" Atlas (1798), Humboldt's "Atlas Geographique" (1811), Burr's "American (Postal) Atlas" (1839), Colton's "Atlas of the World" (1856), and King's "Atlas of the Fortieth Parallel (1876). The Web site is powered by the Insight Browser software from Luna Imaging, Inc., which enables the user to zoom in on and pan around the maps for detailed views. Former Branner Library intern Julie Sweetkind has been working with Rumsey to catalog and digitize the collection.

Both the web and JAVA Client versions are accessible at the Rumsey Collection home page: http://www.davidrumsey.com

--submitted by Phil Hoehn


The Stanford University Libraries' Humanities and Area Studies Resource Center is pleased to present a public lecture by Dr. Willard McCarty of King's College London, entitled "Humanities Computing: Essential Problems, Experimental Practice." Dr. McCarty is one of the world's most prominent thinkers and practitioners in the still-emerging field known as "Humanities Computing."

Date: Monday, April 3, 2000
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Place: Bender Room (5th floor, Bing Wing of the Green Library)

Reception to follow.

Dr Willard McCarty is Senior Lecturer in Humanities Computing at King's College London, Vice-President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, and founding editor of the electronic seminar Humanist (1987--). His primary research interests are in metatextual representation of literary data, the Metamorphoses of the Roman poet Ovid and the disciplinary characteristics of humanities computing. He is principal investigator of a project to produce An Analytical Onomasticon to the Metamorphoses of Ovid. More information is available from http://ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/wlm/ .

--submitted by Glen Worthey


Lane Medical Library released XMLMARC software on December 29, 1999, for free, non-commercial use. To date we have had over two hundred downloads from 34 countries, including Argentina, Indonesia, Luxembourg, and New Zealand.

Lanešs XMLMARC conversion software is featured in D-Lib magazinešs current issue:


--submitted by Valerie Su


I am pleased to announce Jesse Yagotin as a new Library Specialist in the Loan Division of Green Library.

Jesse is a graduate of Minnesota Morris (UMM) where he earned a B.A. in Anthropology and Latin America Area Studies. Jesse comes to us with library experience from the McKeon Library in Menlo Park where he performed a wide variety of library duties.

Jesse enjoys working with the public and has a strong background in customer service. As a barista for Karl's Coffee and Peet's Coffee and Tea, Jesse became skilled in espresso preparation. At UMM, Jesse was a member of the Grounds Staff as well as an Equipment Supervisor at the Outdoor Center.

Jesse has an array of interests including backpacking, ancient Maya civilization, coffee and tea, music of the Renaissance and Baroque, post-modern theory and cats. As a camp counselor, Jesse taught ecology, conservation and biology. He plays the recorder (irregularly) and dabbles in epigraphy (the study of hieroglyphic writing).

Jesse has already proven to be a great team player in the weeks he has been on board. Please welcome Jesse when you see him working behind the Loan Desk.

--submitted by Ruth Briesemeister


Computing Info Systems Analyst (3/20/00); REQ# J000772
Computing Info Systems Analyst (3/20/00); REQ# J000774
Admin Services Administrator (3/20/00); REQ# J000777
Software Developer, Business (3/20/00); REQ# J000780
Software Developer, Business (3/20/00); REQ# J000788
Software Developer, Business (3/20/00); REQ# J000793

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