March 8, 2002

  1. New Computing and Communication Site
  2. Graciously Seeking Presenters for the Spring Series of Scholars' Workshops
  3. Meyer Library Extended Hours
  4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. New Computing and Communication Site

On February 27, ITSS and SUL/AIR released an update to the Stanford Web's Computing and Communication pages (available by clicking on "computing" in the black square at the top of Stanford's top level Web pages or by going directly to http://www.stanford.edu/home/computing/). This site, often referred to as "CompComm", is the central source for information on the Web about Stanford's technology-based tools, from software and servers to cell phones and networks.

The update introduced four new features to make the pages more comprehensive, up-to-date, searchable, and topical:

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF SERVICES -- Now Computing and Communication has an alphabetical catalog of technology services that includes descriptions and links to provider Web sites, making it easy to browse for information when you're not absolutely sure what it's called or under which category it might be listed.

FEEDBACK FORM -- To keep Computing and Communication up-to-date and responsive to the community's needs, the designers implemented an easy-to-use feedback form on each of the site's 25 pages that invites users to submit any service that may be missing from the site, solicits general comments, and gives the user the option of a simple "useful" or "not useful" vote. (The "CompComm" team also welcomes your feedback directly via email to compcomm-team@lists.stanford.edu.)

FOCUSED SEARCH -- The new site uses an internal, database-driven search function to provide results that are more focused and accompanied by more helpful descriptions than what you might find from other search services.

HIGHLIGHTED SERVICES AND EVENTS -- Once every two weeks, Computing and Communication's top page is updated with a new "spotlight" article about a technology-related service, course, research project, or event of interest to the community.


--submitted by Jim Knox

2. Graciously Seeking Presenters for the Spring Series of Scholars' Workshops

Have you recently prepared a presentation on digital resources that you could share with another audience? Or perhaps you would like the challenge of creating a new one? For more information, see the current schedule at


or contact Malgorzata Schaefer at mschaefe@stanford.edu.

--submitted by Malgorzata Schaefer

3. Meyer Library Extended Hours

The second floor of Meyer Library, including the consulting desk, will be open late from Wednesday 3/13 to Tuesday 3/19/02 to accommodate students studying for finals. The second floor will be open the following hours:


3/13/02, 8am-2am
Thursday 3/14/02, 8am-2am
Friday 3/15/02, 8am-12 midnight
Saturday 3/16/02, 1pm-12 midnight
Sunday 3/17/02, 12 noon-2am
Monday 3/18/02, 8am-2am
Tuesday 3/19/02, 8am-2am

The first floor of Meyer Library and the Tresidder Computer Cluster are always open 24 hours a day for studying and computer usage.

--submitted by Paul Davis

4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has no new positions this week.

For a complete description of open positions within SUL/AIR, visit the Human Resources Web site at:

Human Resources Web site.

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