ELI, Electronic Library Initiatives
 

Courses supported by the American Digital Imaging Project

Spring 2003

African American History: From Emancipation to the Present. Jonathan Holloway.
An examination of the African American experience since 1861. Emphasis on African Americans in the Civil War and Reconstruction; the thought and leadership of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Du Bois, Garvey, King, and Malcolm X; the urban experience of African Americans; the civil rights movement and its aftermath.

ELI Support Team:
George Ouellette : Convener
Sarah Coe
Matthew Beacom
Pamela Mann

Project Outcomes:

  • African American Studies Digital Library
  • Course Specific Documentation
  • 12 hours of personal instruction was provided to Professor Holloway and his teaching assistants on the use of the Digital Library and Insight.
  • 30 minutes of in-class instruction was provided to the students on the use of the Digital Library software.
  • A web based cataloging tool was created to allow students, working under the direction of Professor Holloway, to add and edit metadata associated with the assets in his collection.
  • A web-based slideshow / presentation tool was created for the Digital Library application. This tool is now incorporated into all instances of the DL.

    The American West. John Mack Faragher.
    The history of the American West as both frontier and region, real and imagined, from the first contacts between Indians and Europeans in the fifteenth century to the multicultural encounters of the contemporary Sunbelt. Students work with historical texts and images from the Yale Western Americana Collection.

    ELI Support Team:
    Brian Kupiec : Convener
    Susan Williams
    George Miles
    Jonathan Lizee
    Ellen Cordes

    Project Outcomes:

  • Course Specific Documentation
  • Over 2,000 images from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library were digitized and are now available in their Digital Collections.

    Introductory Seminars in Writing and Literature. Barbara Stuart.
    This course is designed to concentrate and extend the skills introduced in ENGL 114a and 115a through focused attention on a single topic or area of literary study or the practice of writing. Recent topics have included autobiography, writing across the curriculum, Shakespeare, modern drama, nature writing, and slave narratives. Strongly recommended for freshmen and sophomores who wish to improve their argumentative and analytic skills.

    ELI Support Team:
    Karen Reardon : Convener
    Pedro Soto
    Diane Kaplan
    Julie Linden
    Gloria Hardmann

    Project Outcomes:

  • Web Design, Development & Deployment at Yale An Electronic Reference
  • Two in-class presentations were given by Library staff to provide an overview of web design concepts for students.


    Fall 2003

    African American History: From Emancipation to the Present. Jonathan Holloway.
    An examination of the African American experience since 1861. Emphasis on African Americans in the Civil War and Reconstruction; the thought and leadership of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Du Bois, Garvey, King, and Malcolm X; the urban experience of African Americans; the civil rights movement and its aftermath.

    ELI Support Team:
    George Ouellette, Convener

    Project Outcomes:

  • African American Studies Digital Collection
  • The digital library that was used by Professor Holloway was expanded upon to allow greater flexibility and usefulness in teaching his lecture course. Server level groups and an authentication system were added to allow students to great virtual exhibits as a final exam project.
  • 12 new images were digitized and cataloged for use in Prof. Holloway's personal digital library, these assets are also available via Insight.
  • 4 hour of personal instruction was provided to Professor Holloway and his teaching assistants on the use of the Digital Library.
  • 30 minutes of in-class instruction was provided to the students of the course.

    New Haven and the Problem of Change in the American City. Douglas Rae, Cynthia Farrar, Stephen Lassonde, Alan Plattus
    Examination of the rapid transformation of New Haven and other American cities over the past century as a case study of urban change and urban policy. One New Haven neighborhood's history and prospects considered in detail through studies of amelioration, gateways, gentrification, and common gain. Themes include the planning and policy implications of the flow of higher-income populations away from the inner city. Discussion of the creation of communities of common gain in depopulated urban cores.

    ELI Support Team:
    Karen Reardon, Convener
    Diane Kaplan
    Nancy Godleski
    Abe Parrish
    Fred Musto
    Pedro Soto
    Jennifer Weintraub

    Project Outcomes:

  • Over 800 images, 1,000 maps and 80 documents were digitized and included in the Historical New Haven Digital Collection. These images are also available via Insight and the Digital Library.
  • In-class training sessions on the use of GIS were conducted by the Library's GIS Specialist.

    The Formation of Modern American Culture 1750 - 1876. Kariann Yokota
    An introduction to the cultural, social, and political history of the United States from the era of the revolution through the Civil War and Reconstruction, with special attention to the emergence of a national culture and its relationship to the subcultures of different regions, races, genders, and classes.

    ELI Support Team:
    George Ouellette, Convener
    Susan Brady
    Fred Musto
    Suzanne Eggleston-Lovejoy

    Project Outcomes:

  • Classes Web Site
  • 198 images from Professor Yokota's personal collections were digitized for use in in-class presentations using Powerpoint.
  • Powerpoint presentations used in-class were made available via her classes.yale.edu website.
  • 7 hours of personal instruction was provided to Professor Yokota on the use of the Digital Library and Microsoft Power Point.
  • Streaming audio clips were added to the website and provided by the Yale School of Music Virtual Concert Hall (ViCH).

    Cities, Suburbs and the Culture of Sprawl. Dolores Hayden
    In 2000, more Americans lived in suburbs than rural areas and central cities combined. The seminar explores the changing meanings of 'city' and 'suburb' in the American metropolitan landscape and considers definitions of 'sprawl.' The process of building and marketing suburbia has been influenced by political coalitions promoting urban growth and by federal subsidies for real estate development. Examining architecture and land use, we survey seven suburban configurations: the 'borderlands' of the 1820s, the picturesque enclaves of the 1840s, the dense streetcar suburbs of the late nineteenth century, the mail-order house boom of the 1920s, the mass-produced bedroom communities of the 1950s, the mall-centered 'edge cities' along highways of the 1970s, and the rural fringes of the 1980s. A research paper of approximately twenty pages is required. Enrollment is limited to twelve.

    ELI Support Team:
    Ernie Marinko, Convener
    Sarah Coe
    Gloria Hardman

    Project Outcomes:

  • Cities, Suburbs and the Culture of Sprawl Digital Collection (Restricted to class use only)
  • Over 200 images from Professor Hayden's book Building Suburbia : Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000 were digitized.

    Women: Race, Gender and Sexuality. Hazel Carby
    Examination of how some black women have responded to the racialization of societies and to the culture and politics of gendering and sexuality in the twentieth century in Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Forms and media include fiction, poetry, autobiography, paintings, sculpture, performance art and film, and music.

    ELI Support Team:
    Brian Kupiec, Convener
    Suzanne Eggleston-Lovejoy
    Pat Willis
    Mary Litch

    Project Outcomes:

  • Over 50 images and 12 audio/video clips were digitized for this course and are available in Insight and via the Digital Library.
  • In-class instruction was provided on the use of Insight.
  • Instruction was provided to Professor Carby on the use of Insight and the Digital Library.


    Spring 2004

    Introductory Seminars in Writing and Literature. Barbara Stuart.
    This course is designed to concentrate and extend the skills introduced in ENGL 114a and 115a through focused attention on a single topic or area of literary study or the practice of writing. Recent topics have included autobiography, writing across the curriculum, Shakespeare, modern drama, nature writing, and slave narratives. Strongly recommended for freshmen and sophomores who wish to improve their argumentative and analytic skills.

    ELI Support Team:
    Julie Linden, Convener
    Pedro Soto
    Karen Reardon

    Project Outcomes:

  • Web Design, Development & Deployment at Yale An Electronic Reference
  • Two in-class presentations were given by Library staff to provide an overview of web design concepts for students. In addition a hands-on 'Introduction to HTML & Dreamweaver' class was conducted by Library staff for the course participants.

    AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1945. Amy Hungerford.
    American fiction and poetry, including works by Richard Wright, Saul Bellow, Allen Ginsberg, Carson McCullers, Vladimir Nabokov, Philip Roth, Maxine Hong Kingston, John Edgar Wideman, Marilynne Robinson, John Barth, Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy, Thomas Pynchon, and Anne Carson.

    ELI Support Team:
    George Ouellette, Convener
    Ernie Marinko
    Sarah Coe

    Project Outcomes:

  • Course Web Site
  • 74 images from the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library were digitized and linked from the classes.yale.edu website.

    WOMEN AND RACE, 1860-1960. Deborah Thomas.
    An examination of the history of African American women through their work as laborers in the workforce, supporters of religious institutions, and leaders in civic, social welfare, and political organizations from 1860 to the civil rights movement. Special attention to the dynamics of race, class, and gender. Topics include the suffrage movement, the World War I migration, unionization, the women's club movement, and social welfare reform.

    ELI Support Team:
    Brian Kupiec, Convener
    Sarah Coe
    Nancy Kuhl

    Project Outcomes:

  • Course Web Site
  • A web-based tool to organize images in Digital Library collections was created to help Professor Thomas organize images for her lectures.
  • Instruction was provided to Professor Thomas in the use of her classes.yale.edu web site and the Digital Library application.


    Fall 2004

    American Studies 204a: "Literature Now" Amy Hungerford.
    An introduction to the study of contemporary fiction, combined with academic advising for sophomores. Examination of how new writing comes to be thought of as ""literature."" Authors include Philip Roth, Robert Penn Warren, Yann Martel, and Jhumpa Lahiri. Assignments include reading and writing book reviews; interviewing writers, agents, and editors; researching contemporary authors; using papers from the Beinecke Library; examining the purpose of a liberal arts education; and considering the relationship between education and profession.

    ELI Support Team:
    Ernie Marinko, Convener
    Nancy Kuhl

    Project Outcomes:

  • Team Hungerford Contract (MS Word Document)
  • Course Web Site
  • A Guide to Locating Literary Archives & Manuscript Collections
  • 178 images, primarily from materials in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library were digitized.
  • A bibliographic instruction session to aid students in finding book reviews was held.

    Nursing in American History: Cynthia Connolly.

    ELI Support Team:
    Katie Bauer, Convener
    Judy Spak
    Diane Kaplan
    Karen Reardon

    Modern Architecture : Sandy Isenstadt
    Architecture and urbanism from about 1876 to the present, with emphasis on the events of the past two decades.

    ELI Support Team:
    Hannah Bennett, Convener
    Sarah Coe
    Pam Patterson
    Katie Bauer
    Pedro Soto
    Helen Chillman

    Project Outcomes:

  • Team Isenstadt Report (MS Word Document)
  • An on-line guide to Assembling a Bibliography
  • An on-line guide to Using Library Research Tools & Resource List


    Spring 2005

    American Architecture : Sandy Isenstadt
    A survey of building practices in the United States from prehistory to the present. Lectures pair overlooked traditions with recognized masterworks of architecture and urbanism.

    ELI Support Team:
    Hannah Bennett , Convener
    Sarah Coe
    Pam Patterson
    Katie Bauer
    Pedro Soto
    Helen Chillman

    Project Outcomes:
    Research & Writing for American Architecture

  • Guide to Writing a Research Paper
  • Pretty Pictures: An Introduction to Image Research Methodology (Guide to Finding & Using Images)

    Urban Legal History : Robert Ellickson
    Under what conditions do residents of a city succeed in cooperating to mutual advantage? This seminar will explore this question by focusing on the physical development of New Haven from 1638 to the present. Readings and class sessions will address, among other topics, the initial Nine Squares layout and colonial land allotments; the dynamics of land subdivision and private development (such as the Hillhouse Subdivision); land assembly by Yale and others; the street network, the Green, and other public lands; such public works as the Farmington Canal, the planting of elm trees, and the interstate highways; and evolving controls on building quality and land use. Special attention will be given to New Havenís nationally conspicuous efforts, since 1940, to provide public housing, renew neighborhoods, and nurture a nonprofit housing sector.

    ELI Support Team
    George Ouellette, Convener
    John Davie
    Sarah Coe
    Diane Kaplan
    Fred Musto
    Margaret Chisholm

    Project Outcomes:

  • Team Contract (MS Word Document)
  • Over 870 images were digitized and added to the Historical New Haven Digital Collection . These images are also available via Insight
  • 4 hours of personal instruction was provided to Professor Ellickson in the use of Insight and Microsoft Power Point.

    Environmental Politics and Law : John Wargo
    Exploration of the politics, policy, and law associated with attempts to manage environmental quality and natural resources. Themes of democracy, liberty, power, property, equality, causation, and risk. Case histories include air quality, water quality and quantity, pesticides and toxic substances, land use, agriculture and food, parks and protected areas, and energy.

    ELI Support Team
    Brian Kupiec, Convener
    Carla Heister
    Sandy Peterson
    Mary Litch
    Katie Bauer
    Sarah Coe
    Abe Parrish

    Women, Race, Gender, Sexuality, Hazel Carby
    Survey of the ways in which black women have been represented, or have represented themselves, in visual art, literature, film, and music.

    ELI Support Team
    George Ouellette

    Project Outcomes:

  • Professor Carby served participated in a project to use and provide feedback on Personal Insight.
  • 8 hours of personal instruction was provided to Professor Carby in the use of Personal Insight and locally-developed, web-based tools used for the dynamic web page creation and the Insight presentation tool.
  • 21 images, 8 audio tracks and 4 video clips were digitized for use in Professor Carby's course. An additional 13 images were added by Professor Carby using her personal scanner and Personal Insight.
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