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January 20, 2009
Issue No. 79

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Sign Up for Email Notification for Speaking of Computers

This quarter, we sent the last printed postcard announcing the latest issue of Speaking of Computers. These printed postcards were distributed campus-wide; however, the printing and distribution of them have been eliminated as part of the budget reduction process... Read more

New Stanford Email and Calendar Available to All on Campus

The new Stanford Email and Calendar is now available to everyone on campus. Migrations from the old email servers to the new Zimbra servers finished before Thanksgiving... Read more

New CourseWork Tools: Chat, Forums, Mailtools, Signup, and Wiki

CourseWork, Stanford's course management system, is based on Sakai, a community source software project. A major benefit to being a part of Sakai is the ability to take advantage of new tools that member institutions contribute to the project... Read more

Google Book Search: A Proposed Settlement

In October 2008, Google, The Authors Guild, and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced a settlement agreement... Read more

Stanford Engineering Everywhere Debuts

The School of Engineering now offers some of its most popular engineering classes free of charge to students and educators around world... Read more

Better Cell Phone Rates through IT Services

There's some good news from IT Services about cell phones... Read more

CourseWork Instructors: Teaching Award Opportunity

Instructors making innovative use of CourseWork, Stanford's course management system, have the opportunity to apply for the 2009 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA)... Read more

Technology News from the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Information about updates and enhancements to the VPUE's Undergraduate Academic Life web site and about its enhanced multimedia projects and advising... Read more

Update on Stanford's Work Anywhere Program

Stanford's Work Anywhere Program has continued to make progress in providing useful tools to enable the campus community to more easily conduct their daily activities from multiple locations, while traveling, or from home or other off-campus locations... Read more

Stanford's Copyright Reminder 2008 Distributed

Recently, Stanford distributed a Copyright Reminder that is intended to remind the University community of the applicability of copyright law at an academic institution like Stanford... Read more

Academic Technology Specialist Program: What's New

Academic Computing's Academic Technology Specialist Program recently set up a high-performance virtual computer for the Humanities and Social Sciences and hosted a YouTube context in the form of a multilingual rap battle.... Read more

Springer Helps Launch CLOCKSS Archive

Springer Science+Business Media, publisher of one of the world's most comprehensive online collections of scientific, technological and medical journals, books and reference works, announces a partnership with the community-governed archive cooperative CLOCKSS to preserve Springer content in the CLOCKSS global archive... Read more

Bassett Collection now on LaneConnex

The entire Bassett collection of anatomical images is now available via LaneConnex... Read more