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Stanford AlertSU annual testing

October 17, 2017
by Mimi Calter

On Thursday, October 19, between noon-12:30 pm, Stanford University will conduct its annual test of the campus AlertSU system. Alert messages will be sent via text message and email to the Stanford community.

Bike rack in front of Green Library main quad entrance

SUL bike policy

October 6, 2017

Please note that parking bicycles inside any main campus building is strictly prohibited unless an area is designated for specifically for that purpose.  Currently, buildings owned by Stanford University Libraries (SUL) do not have areas or rooms designated for indoor bike parking.

National Geospatial Advisory Group holds quarterly meeting in September 2017

September 29, 2017
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their fall meeting September 6-7, 2017 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Viriginia.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  The role of the NGAC is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.  Full minutes of the meeting, PowerPoints, and lightning talks are available on the NGAC website.

A more secure way to connect from off-campus

August 15, 2017
by Irina Trapido

If you have ever used a database, e-book, or e-journal from off campus, chances are that one of Stanford Libraries' proxy servers unlocked the door. A proxy server identifies you as a licensed Stanford user when you are off campus (or not using the Stanford network for other reasons). We currently use two proxy servers: APC, or Automatic Proxy Configuration, which requires users to set up their browser, and EZproxy, which works by adding a special prefix in front of the resource URL. For many years, we relied on APC as our main method of providing remote access.

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