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August 2, 2013

Selections from the New Global Health Collection at the Medical Library

The Medical Historical Library recently acquired over 2600 global public health and safety posters, representing 56 countries and multiple languages. On display are selections from this collection, promoting a variety of public health messages, including anti-drug and anti-smoking campaigns, maternal and child health, population control, clean water,and prevention of diseases such as malaria and cholera. Posters issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Doctors without Borders are also included.
Please contact Melissa Grafe, Ph.D, John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History, at melissa.grafe@yale.edu for information on the exhibit or the collection.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and on view until September 15 at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at 333 Cedar Street. For more info: http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/library/month/20130802/All/CAL-2c9cb3cc-3fce2521-0140-4061baef-0000199bbedework@yale.edu/

The Sexual Revolution and Movie Thrillers with Medical Themes

Now on view at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar Street.

Birth control, more widely available with the advent of “the pill,” is the subject of these large posters from 1968-69. Marketed to college students, the posters’ messages mocked politicians and traditional values in clever, often hilarious, visual statements. Examples of posters for popular international film thrillers with medical themes include Les Yeux sans Visage [Eyes without a Face], a classic horror film about face transplant (1960), and I Feel Like Screaming, 1990, the subtitled version of Chce mi sie wyc, set in Poland during the period of martial law 1981-83.

For more information: http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/library/month/20130802/All/CAL-2c9cb3cc-3fce2521-0140-4072b9a3-00001a2fbedework@yale.edu/

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

8 Interesting Objects Selected from the Medical Historical Collections

This exhibit, currently on view in the Cushing Rotunda at the Yale Medical Library, includes the 1971 printing of Our Bodies Ourselves which sold for 35 cents, the first illustrated book on gymnastics and sports medicine published in 1569, a medical manuscript from Vietnam, and The Pathology of Drunkeness, 1841.

Free and open to the public at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar Street.

More information at: http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/library/default/today/default/CAL-2c9cb3cc-3fce2521-0140-4076a323-00001a4dbedework@yale.edu/

August 8, 2013

University of San Diego Curation Pilots: Planning for the Future

Presenter: David Minor, Director of Digital Preservation Initiatives, UCSD Library

Thursday, August 15, 9:30–11:00
CSSSI 24 Hour Space

David will give an overview of UCSD's current initiatives in digital curation and preservation and discuss future plans for providing service in the rapidly changing world of data-intensive research. Everyone is welcome to attend. Coffee will be provided, and there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

David Minor works at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where he is the Director of Digital Preservation Initiatives and Interim Head of the Research Data Curation Program at the UCSD Library. In these roles he helps define current and future work needed for the preservation of vital resources. He is also the program manager of Chronopolis, a national-scale digital preservation network. In addition to his digital preservation duties, he is lead for the Curation Services Program in the Research Cyberinfrastructure Initiative on the UCSD campus.

August 14, 2013

Yale Library introduces the new Course Reserves Management System

The Yale University Library has implemented a new course reserves management system that will bring significant improvements to the course reserves service.

Using the new system, students will be able to access all of their reserves materials – both print and electronic – in the same place. It will enable faculty to follow the status of reserves requests, copy materials from previous classes, and track the number of times an e-reserves reading has been accessed. It will also allow course reserves lists to be added from within Classes*v2, a platform which provides the Yale community with a powerful, integrated set of Web-based tools for teaching, learning, and sharing information.

Detailed information about the new course reserves system can be found at: http://guides.library.yale.edu/reserves. Questions or concerns may be directed to library staff at reserves@yale.edu.

August 20, 2013

Tours of SML & Bass for graduate students

Graduate students interested in librarian-led tours of Sterling Memorial and Bass libraries are welcome to join any of the four tours being offered this Wednesday and Friday. For more details: http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/library/ Designed especially for new graduate students, the tour will include the SML stacks and reading rooms, a peek of some unusual collections, and information about some important (and useful!) services for students. The tour will begin in the vestibule inside the Wall Street entrance to SML. Students must bring their Yale ID

August 23, 2013

Reflections on the First Anniversary of the Library's Digital Strategy: A Conversation with University Librarian Susan Gibbons

Time flies. It is one year since Susan Gibbons announced a digital strategy for Yale University Library, addressing issues of policy and governance, technical infrastructure, and metadata standards. There's a lot more to digitization than meets the eye, such as the need for digital preservation and the navigation of legal issues. Susan Gibbons, the University Librarian, recently had a conversation with Elizabeth Beaudin, Director of Digital Initiatives, about this first year. For more, on this conversation, check out the latest Digital Initiatives and Technology Newsletter produced by the Library: http://enews.library.yale.edu/digital/august2013.html

August 26, 2013

Welcome new students!

Welcome new students! Do you know that you have your very own personal librarian? It's true! The Personal Librarian Program is especially designed to introduce you to the amazing collections and services of the Yale University Library. See who your librarian is here! http://www.library.yale.edu/pl/

August 28, 2013

A new class explores links among Yale's exceptional Himalayan collections

Yale Himalaya Initiative Program Director and Associate Research Scientist in the South Asian Studies Council Mark Turin has been granted a Fellowship for Academic Year 2013–2014 to develop a hands-on and collaborative class exploring the links among Yale’s exceptional collections from and about the Himalayan region.

Yale’s holdings (including those in the Library) of Himalayan materials are rich and largely unexplored. Professor Turin will enhance his course with technology to assist students in producing a crowdsourced open catalog, which will be folded back into the existing catalog holdings and made visible through ORBIS. Through the class, and through the use of appropriate technology, students will create catalog entries and virtual collections of Yale’s holdings that are media-rich and populated with links and metadata, adding context to these little-documented Yale collections.

The process will be experimental and challenging for students who rarely have the pleasure of working with primary materials during their undergraduate careers, and will require them to evaluate different sources of information, weigh their values and legitimacies, and bear in mind the enduring residue of their coursework in the archive.

The course is scheduled for Fall 2013 under course numbers SAST 363, EAST 363, ANTH 317, and HSAR 479.

For more information: http://itg.yale.edu/funding/mccredie/past-mccredie-fellowship-awards/

August 29, 2013

August Issue of Digital Initiatives & Technology Newsletter now available

The August issue of the Digital Initiatives & Technology newsletter is now available online at: http://enews.library.yale.edu/digital/august2013.html This month includes reflections on the first anniversary of the Library's Digital Strategy in a conversation with University Librarian Susan Gibbons.

August 30, 2013

The latest photos from the SML nave restoration

What's happening behind the tunnel in the Sterling Memorial Library nave? Journey behind the scenes through this slideshow http://news.yale.edu/photos/behind-tunnel-sterling-library .

For more details about the project, go to: http://guides.library.yale.edu/smlrenovation. Updates are also being regularly posted on the YUL Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/yalelibrary

Ergonomic lap desks now available in Bass Library!

The lapdesks, provided by the Yale chapter of Design for America, are lightweight and ergonomic. They have been specially chosen to reduce wrist, back, and other types of injuries incurred through repeated laptop usage. Lapdesks are available for checkout at the Bass Library circulation desk for use in Bass Library only.

Features:
● Built-in wrist rest
● Integrated side storage pouches
● Built-in mouse pads
● Micro-bead lap pads
● LapShield added for extra safety, which blocks EMF/EMI and heat from your lap