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September 22, 2000

  1. Stanford Libraries Catalog: A Web Version Open To All
  2. Tresidder Computer Cluster Now Open 24 Hours
  3. The Auxiliary Library Welcomes Lei Li You
  4. Catalog Department Greets Three New Staff Members
  5. Titles To Make You Smile: Sound Off (Part 1)
  6. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities


A Stanford Web-based catalog for all the world to see is now up:Sirsi's webcat.

To access, go to the catalog start page:


At the bottom, under "open to all", follow the link "Stanford Libraries Catalog - Web version"

This public Web version of the library catalog differs from Socrates via the Web. One obvious variation is the blue toolbar buttons as opposed to Web Socrates' red buttons. Also the search screens, "quick search" and "complex search", are a shift from the "basic", "browse", and "expert" searches found in Socrates via the Web. Especially for anyone at a public service point, you will probably want to familiarize yourself with the new interface.

If you spot Stanford users searching the Sirsi webcat, then recommend they instead search Web Socrates for its greater functionality. Web Socrates has various "request" functions available only for Stanford users: to page items from SAL and Hopkins, to notify users when on-order items are available, and to place holds or recalls on items. Sirsi's webcat does not offer these Stanford-only features. At the bottom of the Sirsi webcat "quick search" screen is a link for Stanford users to connect to Socrates. For all the additional functionality, we want our primary patrons using Web Socrates, "the one with the red buttons".

If you have questions about Sirsi's webcat, "the one with the blue buttons", please contact RISC at risc@forsythe.stanford.edu or use the "Tell Us" button.

--submitted by Stella Ota


Academic Computing is pleased to announce that the Tresidder Computer Lair will be open 24 hours a day starting on September 27th. There was such a great response to the iMacs on the first floor of Meyer Library being available 24 hours a day that we wanted to provide another space that was accessible at all the times. To accommodate the new hours at the Tresidder Lair, we have made several changes, including no longer providing consultants at the Lair. The Tresidder Lair will be supported by the Meyer consultants. Patrons can contact a consultant by sending emails to consult@acomp.stanford.edu, calling 723-9407, or by going to the second floor of Meyer Library during regular hours (Mon.-Thurs.: 8am - midnight, Fri.: 8am - 6pm, Sat.: 1pm - 9pm, Sun.: noon - midnight).

If you have any questions about the changes at the Tresidder Computer Lair, please call the Meyer Consulting Desk at 723-9407.

--submitted by Paul Davis


We are happy to announce Lei Li You as a new part-time Library Specialist I at the Auxiliary Library.

Lei Li was previously at Qwest Cyber Solutions in the accounting department and also has been attending Foothill College for computer classes. In addition, Lei Li has prior experience as a Librarian in Shanghai, China.

Please extend a warm welcome to Lei Li.

--submitted by GuoFen Wan


The Catalog Department has filled two long awaited positions and created a brand new Intern program, adding three dynamic and skilled staff to its ranks this week.

Nancy Hoebelheinrich is here to begin and lead a Metadata Cataloging program. This is the Department's first step in fulfilling a long-term goal of increasing access to digital materials. Nancy comes to us from a distinguished career as a law librarian at University of San Francisco and Golden Gate University. She will be working with many of us grappling with the issues of living the digital library. You may remember Nancy when she served as Assistant to the Director of Instructional Research Services in the late 1980's.

Adrienne Arden is also a familiar face who worked with us from 1995 to 1999 as the Head of the Meyer Reserves Unit. She is filling the half-time position vacated a while ago by Grace Yang, rounding out the valiant efforts of the Data Control team. Adrienne will be doing catalog maintenance and copy cataloging work and hopes to spend her other half-time establishing a writing career.

Celine Carty, a recent library school graduate from the University of Sheffield, England will be participating as a Cataloging Intern in the MARC unit under the tutelage of the original catalogers in that group. This is a new program for us that affords recent graduates an opportunity to work in the United States, gaining valuable training to take back home. Celine will be with us for 18 months, training in BIBCO and NACO (our national standards) and doing a variety of projects, the first being a stint cataloging Western European Belles Lettres.

We encourage you to get to know or reacquaint yourselves with these superb people.

--submitted by Dianne Chilmonczyk, Vitus Tang and Joanna Dyla


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

Deafening effects of noise on the cat / James D. Miller, Charles Watson CSUM98B5160L-B / Unclassified / Lane Medical Library.

The garbage man; a parade with shouting / John Dos Passos ... -- New York and London : Harper & brothers, 1926. AEM3844 / PS3507.O743 G3 1926 / Green Library.

Love whispering in my garden / Martha Sims Kirkbride. -- San Francisco, Parker Printing Company, 1930. ALH2344 / 811.4 .K59L / Stanford Auxiliary Library.

The loud hill of Wales : poetry of place / Dylan Thomas ; selected and introduced by Walford Davies. -- London : Dent, 1991. ALC6852 / PR6039 .H52 L6 1991 / Green.

The whispering chorus [videorecording] / Artcraft Pictures / Jeanie Macpherson ; produced [and directed] by Cecil B. De Mille. -- New York: Kino on Video, c1997. a3385739 / ZVC 13555 / Media-Microtext.

--submitted by Brian Kunde


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

Administrative Associate (9/18/00); REQ# J002604
Computing Info Systems Analyst (9/18/00); REQ# J002606
Library Specialist (9/15/00); REQ# J002189
Computing Info Systems Analyst (9/15/00); REQ# J002667
Head of Access Services (9/15/00); Position #76

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.

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