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October 1, 2010

Oxford University Press and Yale Library Need Your Help to Evaluate Oxford Bibliographies Online

Yale Library is engaged in year-long collaboration with Oxford University Press to evaluate a new family of scholarly databases: Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO). Your feedback will be instrumental in improving and tailoring OBO so that it best meets your needs. OBO is designed to help scholars and students find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly resources in whatever form or format they appear--from books, chapters in books, and journal articles to online archives, data sets, and blogs. OBO is arranged in portals: Atlantic History, Classics, Criminology, Islamic Studies, Philosophy, Renaissance and Reformation, and Social Work.

What does your participation involve? OUP asks that you complete 4 online surveys and 2 focus groups over the next 12 months. You may drop out at any time for any reason.

Incentives: In return for your time, you will receive some gifts during the assessments from Oxford University Press. To start, you will receive a gift bag, mug, and USB drive (quantities limited and available while supplies last). After you complete the first survey, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle (one name will be drawn at random, only Yale faculty and students are eligible to enter).

Eligibility for Participation: Open to Yale faculty and students.

If you are willing to participate, please send an email to kathleen.bauer@yale.edu with the following information: your name, academic department/school, and status (faculty, graduate student, or undergraduate student).

October 13, 2010

2010: Seventeenth Lewis Walpole Library Lecture

Please join us for the 2010 Seventeenth Lewis Walpole Library Lecture:

"Romantic Science"

Richard Holmes
Author of The Age of Wonder

Friday, October 29, 2010, 5:30 p.m.

Robert L. McNeil Jr. Lecture Hall
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street, New Haven
a reception will follow at
the Yale Center for British Art

All are welcome.

http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/images/information/2010%20lecture%20poster%20large.jpg

October 21, 2010

Music Library Exhibit/Reception 10/28 4pm-6pm

*Please join us for an opening reception in the Music Library* Thursday October 28th, 4-6pm

Encountering the Other in the Music Library’s Special Collections on display through January 13th, 2011

The Gilmore Music Library’s vast Special Collections are renowned for their strong emphasis on Western music. Embedded within the collections, however, are historical encounters with music outside of the Western classical canon.

In this exhibit, the music of “the Other” comes to us from a variety of sources: early voyages of discovery, the impetus to incorporate ethnic and indigenous traditions into art music, and the portrayal of racial identity in American music.

Visit the exhibit website: www.encounteringtheother.wordpress.com

October 27, 2010

New Exhibit at the Law Library

The Lillian Goldman Law Library has mounted a new exhibit by Margaret Chisholm, Public Services Librarian: “The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1960 (1960-2010)/ Congress Advances Voting Rights in an Era Marked by Bold Citizen Activism.” The poster below advertising the exhibit has a smart phone code on the bottom right corner. The code pulls up the official MORRIS catalog list of items on reserve for the exhibit, including two feature films; a PBS documentary; Eyes on the Prize; biographies; memoirs; one oral history; and collected writings, among other things.

The Exhibit will be on view until January 2011. All are welcome.

October 28, 2010

Event: A public talk by Jeremy York, Project Librarian for HathiTrust, University of Michigan

When: Wednesday, November 3rd, 11 a.m. -12 noon
Where: Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall (near the Wall street door)

In the summer of 2010, Yale joined the HathiTrust and is beginning to deposit a first tranche of books. As a digital repository for the nation’s great research libraries, HathiTrust brings together the immense collections of some 35 partner institutions (and growing). It is described as "a bold idea" and "a grand vision."

At this time, HathiTrust has ingested over 7 Million volumes, representing more than 4M book titles, and over 170,000 serials. Of these, some 23% are in the public domain and can be freely accessible to readers worldwide. One of Hathi's key objectives is to build a reliable and increasingly comprehensive digital archive of library materials, an archive co-owned and managed by a number of academic institutions.

Users will access a vast array of material, produce customized searches, and discover new information previously too difficult to access or to study side by side. HathiTrust will increase the value of these resources by ensuring long-term access, creating scholarly tools, and improving the quality of the digitized content over time. For much more information about Hathitrust and how it works, please see: http://www.hathitrust.org/about
For more information about how Yale and partner libraries fit and work with HathiTrust, please come to hear Jeremy's talk and ask questions.

Jeremy York began working as a project librarian for HathiTrust two months before it was officially launched in 2008. His primary duties have included project coordination among the partnership, maintainence of HathiTrust's informational web site, and activities surrounding new partners and partnership contracts. Jeremy received a bachelor's degree in history from Emory University and a Master of Information Science from the University of Michigan, with a specialization in archives and records management. He has more than ten years experience in libraries, working in areas of course reserves, archives and special collections, and information technology.

Jeremy's talk will focus on the activities HathiTrust is currently engaged in and our opportunities for deep and radical collaboration to improve the ways the cultural record is preserved, made available, and used today and in future generations.

For information about Yale's current deposit of books into HathiTrust, contact Audrey Novak (audrey.novak@yale.edu) About Yale's participation in the partnership, contact Ann Okerson (ann.okerson@yale.edu )

Wiley Online Service Interruption October 30

Wiley Online resources, including ebooks and ejournals, may be unavailable for up to 2 hours Saturday, October 30, starting at 5 AM (Eastern time).

October 29, 2010

ScienceDirect & Scopus scheduled outage for November 7th and 13th

The following products and services are expected to be unavailable for approximately 4 hours on
Sunday, November 7th at 2:00am (eastern time) and Saturday, November 13th at 8;00am (eastern time).

•ScienceDirect
•Scopus
•Hub
•Journals Consult