The following are articles were originally published in The Interaction Point.
December 1998, Announcing Announcements and Submitting Conferences
- Announcing Announcements
- If you want to be notified when a new announcement is posted to the SLAC home page, just subscribe to the new SLAC-ANN mailing list. (Follow the instructions found http://www.slac.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/lwgate/SLAC-ANN/.) The e-mail you receive includes direct links to the new announcement, to the detailed home page, and to the announcement archives page (http://www.slac.stanford.edu/slac/announce/).
- Submitting Conferences
- Are you involved in organizing a conference, workshop, symposium, or user meeting that (1) will be held at or sponsored by SLAC and (2) has a an established web page? If you would like to advertise the conference on the SLAC home pages, just complete the form at http://www.slac.stanford.edu/conf/slaconly/ and the link will appear on the welcome, detailed, and highlighted web pages. There is even a place on the welcome page for the logo to appear for current conferences. Don't forget the services the Public Affairs group provides -- their conference management page is at http://www.slac.stanford.edu/grp/pao/slaconly.conference.html.
November 1998, New Links on the Home Pages
If you take a look at the detailed or highlighted home pages, you will see two new links:
- SLAC Telephone Users Guide (under Working at SLAC/Communications and Directories) is now available online as a set of html pages or a PDF file. To view or print the PDF file, you need to use Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free browser plug-in. The guide URL is http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/comp/telecom/phone/phoneusersguide/TableofContents.htm.
- Video Lectures (under Scientific Information/Newsletters, Periodicals, and Videos) leads to a page were you can view, over the web, video transcripts of many lectures and colloquia held at SLAC this past year. The videos are provided using a technology called "Streaming-Media." A browser plug-in (RealPlayer, free at http://www.real.com/products/player/index.html) delivers just enough data to keep the video running, instead of downloading the entire file before viewing. Since the quality of the video does not always allow you to read the overhead screen, PDF versions of the transparencies are provided for many of the lectures. The lectures are found at http://www-project.slac.stanford.edu/streaming-media/.
October 1998, Searching the Phone Book
Have you wondered about the Search the Phonebook box that appears on the top of the detailed and highlighted home pages? Just type in the last name of the person you are looking for, enter return on your keyboard, and the results of the phonebook search will be displayed in your browser window.
If you only have an e-mail ID, first name, or extension, use the Phonebook Search link on the home pages. This link will take you to the Phone Directory Search page (http://www.slac.stanford.edu/comp/telecom/phone-dir/search.html). From here you can search the phone directory by one or more fields, learn about name dialing, and get to Other Directories (http://www.slac.stanford.edu/comp/telecom/phone-dir/phone-dir.html), if needed.
On the Phone Directory Search page,
- The "Single field search" form allows you to look up a person by last name or email ID - just fill in either field and hit return on your keyboard.
- The "Multiple field search" form allows you to search by one or more fields - last name, last name, e-mail ID, or extension. To use this form, fill in one or more fields and select the "Submit" button to see the search results.
Computers are very literal, so if you misspell or mistype the information, you probably won't find the person you are looking for. Sometimes less is more when searching the phonebook.
September 1998, Home Page Announcements
Have you ever wondered how announcements are posted to the SLAC home pages? Well, the announcements are just links to web pages that contain timely information for SLAC researchers, collaborators, and staff. Anyone in the SLAC community may submit a web page URL. But, to be approved as an announcement the subject must be relevant to SLAC and apply to a wide audience. If you wonder if a topic is suitable for an announcement, check the archives (http://www.slac.stanford.edu/slac/announce/index.html) or contact P.A. Moore.
Once you have a suitable topic, there are three steps to posting an announcement:
- Make a web page that describes the event or provides the information you want to share with the SLAC community. An announcement template is available (http://www.slac.stanford.edu/slac/announce/slaconly/announce-template.html), but not required.
- Post the web page on one of SLAC's web servers. If you don't have web space available to you, contact me and I'll help you post the page.
- Complete the "SLAC Announcement Submission Form" at http://www.slac.stanford.edu/slac/announce/slaconly/#form.
P.A. Moore reviews all announcements prior to posting. Once approved, the announcement will appear almost immediately on the home page.
17 Dec 1998