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August 4, 2011

Improved Yale Links Menu Now Available

The Yale University Library is pleased to offer a streamlined and simplified design for the Yale Links menu. The new menu results from user studies and makes important features like Interlibrary Loan and citation management integration more obvious and easier to use.

The way that Yale Links connects patrons from citations to online (and print) full text will not change, but the updated design should make this important tool easier to use.

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August 8, 2011

SAGE Research Methods Online now available for trial period

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO)
Alternative Name: SRMO
Type: Trial

Description: SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SRMO links over 100,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

With SRMO, researchers can explore their chosen method across the depth and breadth of content, expanding or refining their search as needed; read online, print, or email full-text content; utilize suggested related methods and links to related authors from SRMO's robust library and unique features; and even share their own collections of content through SRMO Lists. SRMO contains content from 600 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire “Little Green Book,” and Little Blue Book” series, two Major Works collating a selection of journal articles, and newly commissioned videos.

The SRMO trial ends on September 9, 2011.

Selector or Contact: mailto:julie.linden@yale.edu

August 9, 2011

Yale's Walpole Library Invites Public to Contribute to Oral History Project

To access the following article in the Yale Daily Bulletin: http://dailybulletin.yale.edu/article.aspx?id=8779

Farmington, Conn. – The Lewis Walpole Library has announced that it will seek to record recollections by contemporaries of the Library’s founders, Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis (1895-1979) and Annie Burr Lewis (1902-1959), to round out the portrait of an extraordinary couple whose legacy is largely known through their remarkable collections of 18th-century English artwork and literature.

The W.S. and Annie Burr Lewis Oral History Project will elicit memories and reflections from people who were the couple’s friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and collaborators. These narratives will be added to the Library’s archives and will offer a valuable resource for understanding their rich and dynamic lives.

Those interested in participating in this project are invited to provide the Library with written or recorded memories in person, by mail, or by email. In addition, there will be opportunities for participants to audio- or video-record their stories at the Library. For information on participating in the project, please contact Margaret K. Powell at 860-677-2140 or margaret.powell@yale.edu.

Born in Alameda, California, Lewis graduated from Yale University in 1918. He acquired books, manuscripts, and prints as well as graphic and decorative arts, all in an extraordinary effort to gather information about Horace Walpole and his times, his house at Strawberry Hill in Twickenham, his interests, his friends and contemporaries. Lewis spent nearly half a century, until his death in 1979, editing Walpole's correspondence. Fully indexed and annotated, The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence extends to 48 volumes and remains a noteworthy accomplishment.

In 1928, Lewis married Annie Burr Auchincloss, who was born in New York and graduated in 1920 from Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut. As an essential participant in her husband’s collecting, Mrs. Lewis served as their collection’s first curator of prints and was also active in support of historic preservation, most notably as Vice-Regent for Connecticut for the Mount Vernon Ladies Association.

The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of the Yale University Library, is located at 154 Main St. in Farmington, CT. A research library for 18th-century studies and the prime source for the study of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill, its collections include significant holdings of 18th-century British books, manuscripts, prints, drawings and paintings, as well as examples of the decorative arts. It is housed in a historic frame house that was given to Yale by Lewis and Annie Burr Lewis.

August 19, 2011

Yale Partners with the National Library of Korea to Digitize Rare Books and Manuscripts

Yale University’s East Asia and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript libraries have undertaken a collaborative project with The National Library of Korea to digitize Yale’s holdings of rare Korean works, totaling 140 volumes. This unique group of books and manuscripts includes religious, secular, and official publications from the Joseon period (1392 – 1910) and dates primarily from the late 18th and 19th centuries.

The National Library of Korea will provide funds for the digitization and plans to include the bibliographic information and page images of the Yale works in the Korean Old & Rare Collection Information System (KORCIS), an online full-text repository for Korean rare books. KORCIS currently contains the electronic versions of over 430,000 works from 85 collections worldwide. The bibliographic data and images will also be made available online through the Yale University Library’s website.

“We welcome the National Library of Korea’s interest in our Korean rare books and look forward to making these little-studied works more accessible to scholars,” said Ellen H. Hammond, curator of Yale’s East Asia Library.

“The Yale University Library believes that collaborating with peer institutions from around the world is essential in making their collections known to as wide an audience as possible,” said E.C. Schroeder, director of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Yale’s Korean rare books offer a glimpse into the artistic and publishing world of the late Joseon period, ranging from woodblock print and manuscript maps, royal editions in moveable type, a manuscript novel written in hangul (Korean script), Buddhist sutras, Confucian texts and commentaries, paintings, rubbings and pictorial albums. The works in the Beinecke were donated by the Yale Association of Japan alumni group in 1934. The items in the East Asia Library are later additions to the collection.


For more information:

East Asia Library: http://www.library.yale.edu/eastasian

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library: http://library.yale.edu/beinecke

Korean Old & Rare Collection information System (KORCIS): http://www.nl.go.kr/korcis

Curator of the East Asia Library: Ellen Hammond – ellen.hammond@yale.edu

August 31, 2011

Nature's Own Shape - exhibit opening & reception

You are warmly invited to an opening talk and reception for the upcoming exhibit, Nature’s Own Shape.

Talk given by exhibit curator, Bea Koch ’12, in Sterling Memorial Library’s International Room on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 3:30 PM

The opening event includes a 20 minute talk by Bea Koch in Sterling Memorial Library’s International Room followed by a reception and an opportunity to view the exhibit. The exhibit is a study of embroidery in early modern England. Embroidery was very popular in the time of the Tudors, when so many things, from nightcaps to bed-hangings, were covered with embroidered flowers, creatures, and whimsical patterns. The 16th century was a time of change for embroidery as it shifted away from religious to domestic use.

Embroidery today is thought of as a woman’s pastime, but in early modern England most of the professional embroiderers were men. The most famous female embroiderers of the period were noblewomen Bess of Hardwick and Mary, Queen of Scots. Many studies have been done about these two women, their unique skills, and their friendship. Ms. Koch’s exhibit draws from the Yale Library collections housed in the Yale Center for British Art, the Lewis Walpole Library, Sterling Memorial Library, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Bea Koch is a senior in Branford College at Yale. She is majoring in Renaissance studies with a focus on women’s history and textiles in early modern England. She has been interested in the Tudors and their history since the 5th grade. “Nature’s Own shape” is her senior project, which was prepared with the guidance of her advisor Dean Mia Genoni.

The exhibit will be on view from September 9, 2011 – December 16, 2011 in Sterling Memorial Library’s exhibit corridor and is open to the public.