1. BE SURE YOU HAVE A SUNET ID
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
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
|-- submitted by Olivia Williamson|
2. "SUNSET" MAGAZINE CELEBRATION, BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND WEB SITE
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
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|
3. WELCOME TO MOON BEAN'S CAFÉ
It's official -- Stanford University Libraries' coffee
kiosk is slated to open Tuesday morning, May 26, at 7:00
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
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
|-- submitted by Sarah Williamson|
4. ADDITIONS TO SUL/AIR'S ELECTRONIC JOURNALS
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|
5. ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY LAB HAS NEW MANAGER AND SOME CHANGES
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
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 email@example.com 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|
6. LAW LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS CHANGE
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:
|Friday || || 8am-6pm|
|Saturday || || 9am-5pm|
|Sunday || 10am-Midnight|
And starting on May 29th our hours will be:
|Friday || 8am-6pm|
|Saturday || || 9am-5pm|
|Sunday || Closed|
Have a great summer!
|-- submitted by Elaine Cattell|
7. SUL/AIR JOB OPPORTUNITIES
SUL/AIR has the following open positions for this
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.
8. TITLES TO MAKE YOU SMILE: JUST GREAT
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, 
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
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. :
a3874393 / [On-order] / Green Library.
|-- submitted by Brian Kunde|