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May 22, 1998

  1. Be Sure You Have a SUNet ID
  2. "Sunset" Magazine Celebration, Bibliography, and Web Site
  3. Welcome to Moon Bean's Café
  4. Additions to SUL/AIR's Electronic Journals
  5. Academic Technology Lab Has New Manager and Some Changes
  6. Law Library Summer Hours Change
  7. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities
  8. Titles to Make You Smile: Just Great


Due to some recent computer security problems on campus, Stanford is encouraging everyone to use more secure methods of logging in to computers and performing "authentication" (making sure that you are who you say you are). We'll be adopting some of these methods for computers operated by Systems, like sulmail, the Web server, and logging into the Windows "SUL" domain.

In order to make a smooth transition to this new kerberos authentication, it's essential that each SUL/AIR staff member have a SUNet ID, so that we can synchronize our account databases with the campus database. Many of you already have SUNet IDs (so you can stop reading at this point). However, any staff member who doesn't, needs to set one up as soon as possible.

Staff who hold at least a half-time appointment are eligible for a SUNet ID. You can request one online.

If you are not eligible for a SUNet ID, your unit will need to sponsor you for one. Systems can help with this process.

Your SUNet ID is NOT the same as a sulmail account. SUNet IDs are also sometimes called "leland accounts". If you are not sure if you have a SUNet ID, but think you might, you will need to go to the second floor of Sweet Hall, with your Stanford ID card. The consultants there can help determine what your account name is, and reset your password.

If you have any questions about your SUNet ID or applying for one, please ask your Expert Partner for assistance.

-- submitted by Olivia Williamson


On May 11, several hundred guests gathered at the Hoover Institution to celebrate "Sunset" magazine's one- hundredth birthday. Among the speakers at the gathering were University Librarian Mike Keller, Provost Condoleezza Rice, Stanford alumnus (and former "Sunset" publisher) L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr., Herbert Hoover III, and former US Senator Mark O. Hatfield. This publishing milestone is also being commemorated by an exhibit of "Sunset" memorabilia at the Hoover Exhibit Pavilion and by a book published this month by the Stanford University Libraries, "Sunset Magazine : A Century of Western Living, 1898-1998, Historical Portraits and Bibliography". The speeches, exhibit, and book all stress the historical connection between "Sunset" and Stanford.

This 304-page publication and its parallel Web site provide an in-depth view of "Sunset" over its century of publication and feature essays on the magazine's history and impact by Drs. Kevin Starr, California State Librarian, and Tomas Jaehn, SUL/AIR's Curator for American and British History. With over 250 illustrations, the book includes retrospective essays by Bill Lane and Mel Lane, who, like his brother, is a Stanford alumnus and former "Sunset" publisher. The bibliography, compiled by SUL staff, includes topical listings of over 9,000 articles, a chronology of over 900 "Sunset" books, and an author-subject index. Most copies of the book will be donated by Stanford to Western libraries, as well as to libraries worldwide that support American studies programs. Development, publication, and distribution of the book were made possible by a dedicated grant.

-- submitted by Andrew Herkovic


It's official -- Stanford University Libraries' coffee kiosk is slated to open Tuesday morning, May 26, at 7:00 a.m.

Staff, students and hourly employees will receive a voucher from the University Librarian's office for a complimentary beverage at the kiosk, good for opening week only. These vouchers will be distributed by department heads Friday afternoon or Tuesday morning.

The kiosk will be operated by Moon Bean's Café, an espresso catering company owned and operated by Jennie and Brian Reynolds, a husband and wife team. As activity at the kiosk has increased during the past few weeks, I've dropped by on several occasions and have met various members of their two families, all of whom are pitching in to help get ready for the big day.

Along with the catering company, Jennie and Brian own two coffee shops. When asked how Moon Bean's Café came about, Jennie explained, "While planning our wedding in 1994, we tried to find an espresso cart to hire for our reception - we had both worked at coffee houses all through college. When we were unable to find one, we got interested in starting an espresso catering company of our own. We bought our espresso cart after we were married and catered our first Moon Bean's event that summer."

Jennie and Brian will be catering their first university event on Saturday morning, May 23: breakfast for members of SUL/AIR's Advisory Council.

In addition to catering, Moon Bean's Café began the espresso concession at Villa Montalvo's summer concert series in 1995. After streamlining their services over the past four years, the company can serve up to 200 espresso drinks in a half hour.

On campus, Moon Bean's Café will sell coffee and coffee beans, espresso drinks, food items, chai, their famous mocha freezes, strawberry cream freezes, and other frappés.

-- submitted by Sarah Williamson


In recent weeks, SUL/AIR has acquired access to more than seventy new online journals. They have all been incorporated into the Electronic Journals page on the SUL/AIR Web site.

If you have not been to the Electronic Journals page recently, you may want to peruse these recent additions. Major additions include a number of science and engineering journals made available through agreements with Spring-Verlag and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

-- submitted By Solomon Lefler


Spring has brought several changes to Meyer Library's Academic Technology Lab. The Lab,which supports faculty use of computer and multimedia systems in teaching and learning, has a new manager, Steve McGriff. Steve comes from Stanford's Communication Services where he managed their computer support and provided consulting and technical support to the 200 CS staff.

This quarter, efforts are being made to ensure that the Lab can provide better support for PC users. Traditionally the AT Lab has been a Macintosh-based facility, although it has included a PC-based graphic station with an Agfa color flatbed scanner. Four high-end Windows NT workstations are being added; the Lab staff plans to equip these workstations with digital video, multimedia, and Web authoring tools.

In addition, in an effort to expand the Lab's training offerings, the AT Lab staff will be developing new workshops for faculty in the coming months. Fall Quarter will bring a revised training program to help faculty apply technology to their curricula.

Academic Technology Lab staff are available for consultation on creating course Web pages and other multimedia and Web-related topics. Faculty are encouraged to contact the Lab for consultation about learning new technologies and support for specific projects. Faculty can contact Steve McGriff at mcgriff@leland.stanford.edu to schedule an appointment with a Lab consultant.

Library staff are welcome to drop by the Lab, in Room 210 on the second floor of Meyer Library, to see the upgraded facility and talk to Steve and the rest of the staff about how SUL/AIR patrons can benefit from Lab services. For more information about technologies and resources offered by the AT Lab, check out the Academic Technology Lab's Web site.

-- submitted by Lois Brooks


The Law Library will be changing to our summer hours on May 29th. Memorial Day we will be open 8am-5pm. This means that until May 29th, except for Memorial Day, our hours will be:

Monday-Thursday 8am-Midnight
Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 10am-Midnight

And starting on May 29th our hours will be:

Monday-Thursday 8am-10pm
Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday Closed

Have a great summer!

-- submitted by Elaine Cattell


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

Serials/Circulation Specialist in the Mathematical & Computer Sciences Library
Work Schedule: During Quarter: Tue-Thu 9am-6pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-5:30pm, Non- Quarter: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm.

System Software Developer, Senior

System Software Developer, Principal

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 great Saharan mousehunt / Miggs Pomeroy & Catherin Collins. -- London : Hutchinson, [1962] AKS9552 / 916.61 .P785 / Stanford Auxiliary Library.

The great salad oil swindle / Norman C. Miller. -- New York : Coward McCann, c1965. AJG8864 / AP AMQ ONG / Law Library - Stacks.

The great show, or, Bunny's birthday / Evelyn Everett Green. -- London : Religious Tract Society, [19--] AFF1619 / PZ7 .G8216G7 1900 / Special Collections - Rare Books.

The great smile robbery / Roger McGough ; illustrated by Tony Blundell. -- Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Puffin, 1988. AHT1462 / PR6063 .A219 G7 1988 / Green Library - Stacks.

Great stories of the chair / Ted Berrigan. -- S.l. : Situations, 1998. a3874393 / [On-order] / Green Library.

-- 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