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November 3, 2000

  1. FTP Service Closed on SULMAIL
  2. Dell Battery Recall
  3. Welcoming a New Microtexts Specialist to the Media & Microtexts Unit in Green Library
  4. Penny Martell Leaving SUL/AIR
  5. Titles to Make You Smile: Rest Rumors (Part 1)
  6. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. FTP Service Closed on SULMAIL

For those among library staff who use the pine telnet client for email accounts serviced by SULMAIL, please note that you will need to use means other that FTP (e.g., Simeon or Eudora desktop email clients) to process mail attachments. And, thanks to our ITSS colleagues for their aggressive, ongoing computer and network security programs, efforts that pointed out the FTP "hole" in the access controls for SUL's mail server.

--submitted by Jerry Persons

2. Dell Battery Recall

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Dell is voluntarily recalling certain batteries that were sold for use with some models of Latitude and Inspiron notebook computers. These batteries can short circuit, even when the battery is not in use, potentially causing them to become very hot, release smoke and possibly catch fire.

The recalled batteries were sold with the following models of Dell notebook computers:

  • Latitude CPiA
  • Latitude CPiR
  • Latitude CPtC
  • Latitude CPtS
  • Latitude CPtV
  • Latitude CPxH
  • Latitude CPxJ
  • Inspiron 3700
  • Inspiron 3800

The batteries were also sold separately, including in response to service calls. The batteries were shipped to customers between June 22 and September 15, 2000.

Please check out Dell's Battery Recall Program web site at:
http://support.dell.com/battery/ for more information and instructions for replacing your defective batteries.

--submitted by Cindy Skalski

3. Welcoming a New Microtexts Specialist to the Media & Microtexts Unit in Green Library

James Jamison (phone: 5-1043) is the new Microtexts Specialist in Green Library. On top of his full-time job now in the Media & Microtexts Unit of the Information Center, James is currently enrolled in the Master's Program in English Studies at San Jose State University. His other educational achievements include his having received an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering from Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon and a BA in Anthropology from Chico State University. Mr. Jamison comes to us with a ton of hands-on work experience in electronics and technology, having done everything from testing and repairing circuit boards at Trace Technologies in Livermore to repairing digital video codecs and digital cameras at other job locations in the Bay Area. James also served in the Navy as a Corpsman. Please join with me in welcoming James Jamison to Stanford University Libraries.

--submitted by Michael Ballard

4. Penny Martell Leaving SUL/AIR

Penny Martell, Operations Manager of the Math/CS Library since 1988 and a staff member at Stanford libraries for over 20 years, is leaving SUL/AIR for Stanford Events, where she will be their new Office Manager. Her last day of work at the library will be Tuesday, November 7, 2000, after which she'll be taking some well-deserved time off before she begins her new job, which is located at the nearby Press Courtyard. Her knowledge, warmth and generosity will certainly be missed, but we wish her success in her new endeavor.

--submitted by Linda Yamamoto

5. Titles to Make You Smile: Rest Rumors (Part 1)

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. Contributions for this feature are eagerly solicited. Submit any oddities to: bkunde@sulmail.stanford.edu

The following were found as the result of a suggestion by Rose Rajeff.

Aeronca C-2 : the story of the flying bathtub / Jay P. Spenser. -- Washington : Published for the National Air and Space Museum by the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978. AGM9943 / TL686.A42 S63 / Green Library.

Clean and decent : the fascinating history of the bathroom & the water closet, and of sundry habits, fashions & accessories of the toilet, principally in Great Britain, France, & America / Lawrence Wright. -- London : Routledge & Paul, [1960] ACU2514 / RA772.P9 W9 1960 / Green Library.

The comical revenge, or, Love in a tub [microform] : acted at His Highness the Duke of York's Theatre in Lincolns-Inn-Fields / Sir George Etherege. -- London : Printed for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold at his shop ..., 1664. AKM5151 / MFILM 015 4 93:10 / Green Library.

Final report for the proposal for a zero-gravity toilet facility for the space station [microform.] -- Auburn University, Ala. : Auburn University, [1989] ANG0030 / NAS 1.26:183151 / Green Library - Federal Documents.

The sink of solitude; being a series of satirical drawings occasioned by some recent events performed by Beresford Egan, gent, to which is added a preface by P. R. Stephensen and a verse lampoon composed by several hands and now set forth for the first time, the whole very proper to be read both on family and public occasions ... -- London : The Hermes Press, 1928. ACZ6284 / 823.7 .H17WE / Special Collections.

--submitted by Brian Kunde


SUL/AIR has the following new open positions this week.

Library Specialist (10/30/00); REQ# J003138
HEP Copy Cataloger/Serials Management Specialist (10/30/00); REQ# 22830)
Library Specialist (10/31/00); REQ# J002074

For a complete description of these jobs and a list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the Human Resources Web site at:

Human Resources Web site.

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 12:00 NOON Wednesday for publication on the following Friday. Submit items for publication to sulairnews@forsythe.stanford.edu .
Editor for SUL: Sarah Williamson, sarahcw@sulmail.stanford.edu
Editor for AIR and HR: Eleanor Brown, eabrown@leland.stanford.edu