Register now to learn about digital initiatives at the Yale University Library in this talk at 25 Science Park (room 125) on Monday June 24, 12-1pm. Michael Dula, Yale Library's Chief Technology Officer, will present an overview of IT initiatives at the Library, including website redesign, scholarly publishing, improved discovery and delivery systems, and digital collections infrastructure. Michael also will discuss common themes that drive their technology strategy. All are welcome to attend, but registration is required. Please register here: https://bmsweb.med.yale.edu/tms/tms_enrollments.offerings?p_crs_id=4950&p_std_id=
June 12, 2013
June 6, 2013
Since its launch in September 2012, Scan and Deliver has enabled fast and convenient access to a wealth of print and microform resources across the Yale University Library.
Yale faculty, students, staff, and alumni with paid borrowing privileges have placed over 10,000 Scan and Deliver requests through the Orbis and Morris catalogs, receiving their scans within an average of ten business hours.
Graduate students and undergraduates are already huge fans of Scan and Deliver, comprising 48% and 29% of all users respectively. Faculty are also using the new service for research and curriculum support.
Feedback about Scan and Deliver has been positive. One patron wrote: “This service has been a god-send for me, since I had surgery over the summer and am only now getting back to normal movement and functioning. I thank you very much.” Another said: “I am so pleased with the speed of this service! I really appreciate all of your help! I am blown away by the ease of this!” And finally, “I can't imagine how this service could be any better. It saved me several hours of work, and gratification was almost immediate. This is what we would call in French a real ‘aubaine.’”
For more information: http://guides.library.yale.edu/scananddeliver
May 30, 2013
Beginning June 3, the grand nave of Sterling Memorial Library — a destination for thousands of students, scholars, and campus visitors each year — will be renewed and restored, thanks to a $20 million gift from Richard Gilder ’54 and his wife, Lois Chiles.
The restoration honors outgoing Yale University President Richard C. Levin and his wife, Jane A. Levin, lecturer and director of undergraduate studies for the Directed Studies Program.
Gilder, founder of the brokerage firm now known as Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC, has for many years worked closely with the Levins to advance the University’s mission.
“I have the deepest respect and appreciation for the way Rick has steered his beloved alma mater through many difficult times,” Gilder said. “Today, Yale is firmly on the path to continued excellence, thanks to Rick’s consistent vision and leadership.”
Designed by Helpern Architects, the restoration will encompass the full interior of the nave, including the card catalog areas to the south, the north space adjacent to the Selin Courtyard, and the area behind the circulation desk.
Read more about this extraordinary undertaking on YaleNews at: http://news.yale.edu/2013/05/30/renewing-architectural-temple-mind-new-generation
Memorabilia Room, Sterling Memorial Library
On View until June 28
This exhibit celebrates the prolific publishing output of the members of the Yale College Class of 1963, which is celebrating its 50th reunion this year. The works of the seventy-six members of the Class of 1963 span many genres: scholarly monograph, travelogue, journalism, "how to" text, spirituality, memoir, poetry, biography, music, and fiction. The exhibit represents a collaboration between the Association of Yale Alumni and the Manuscripts and Archives Department in the Yale University Library. Content for the exhibit was solicited and assembled by Class of 1963 coordinators Guy Miller Struve, Laton McCartney, and Michael Koenig. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30 am–4:45 pm.
The exhibit is curated by Manuscripts & Archives staff members. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 432-1744. To see other exhibits and events at the Yale University Library click here: http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/library/
May 17, 2013
The May issue of the Digital Initiatives & Technology newsletter is now available online at: http://enews.library.yale.edu/digital/may2013.html
Learn research-based tips on simple diet and exercise interventions that women can include in their daily lives to reduce the risk for heart disease. The acronym IN SHAPE, developed by Dr. Alexander, will be used to more easily recall the steps to a healthier, heart disease-free life.
Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN, is Professor of Nursing at Yale University School of Nursing and Midlife Women’s Health Consultant and Nurse Practitioner at Yale Health. Her clinical, scholarly, and research interests are in Midlife Women's Health Care. She has worked extensively with menopause and osteoporosis management, and she has published and presented widely regarding these subject areas, including two books, which have been translated into Spanish, Greek, and Italian. She has been principle investigator on studies evaluating women's relationships with their primary care providers; black women’s perceptions of menopause, midlife health risks, and self-management techniques used to manage menopause symptoms and reduce health risks; and osteoporosis risks and management. She has consulted for national and international companies such as Athena Medical Products, Medscape, Wyeth-Ayerst, Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Roche, Venus Medical Communications, Amgen, and Datamonitor.
Have you ever looked closely at the stone carvings that decorate the Selin Courtyard in Sterling Memorial Library? If you've never done so, it's worth the time. A new blog by Chika Ota, Rollins Fellow at Yale's Office of the University Printer, guides visitors through the fascinating courtyard carvings, many of which feature the names of famous printers, including Nicholas Jenson, William Caslon, John Baskerville, and Giambattista Bodoni, all of whom happen to have typefaces named by or for them. http://printer.yale.edu/blog/2013/05/16/sml-selin-courtyard
Be sure to visit before June 3, when the courtyard will close for the duration of the nave restoration project.
The Berg Fashion Library features 7,000 easy-to-search images as well as full-text searching across e-journals, e-books, and reference works such as the ‘Encyclopedia of World Dress.’ This interdisciplinary content is great not only for scholars of fashion but also for those interested in history, anthropology, dramaturgy, and more! Connect through Yale Library to visit the database online: www.bergfashionlibrary.com
May 16, 2013
The Yale Library is embarking on a trial of two different self-checkout machines and is asking library users for their help in determining which machine to purchase. The new machines will allow library users to scan their Yale University or Library-issued ID Card, in order to check out library materials. The trial machines are located in the Franke Periodical Reading Room and at the circulation desk in the Bass Library from May 20 for approximately 6 weeks.
We invite you to tell us what you think about the Self-Checkout machines by completing an online survey (links below), or a paper survey which will be located next to each machine, making sure to note which machine is used - Bibliotheca or 3M. Each machine has its company logo clearly on it, a sign identifying which one it is, and customized print-out slips.
Link to Bibliotheca Self-Checkout survey:
Link to 3M Self-Checkout survey:
Thank you for helping us make the right decision!
May 15, 2013
The first of several important changes associated with the Sterling Memorial Library (SML) nave restoration project occured this week with the move of the SML circulation, privileges and information desks to the Franke Periodical Reading Room. The entrance to the Periodical Reading Room is located to the left of the High Street entrance of SML, as you come into the Library. All frontline services will continue to function in the new space until the fall of 2014, when the restoration will be completed and services will return to the nave. For more details, please contact Ken Crilly at email@example.com.