July 29, 2014

Yale Law School’s Legal Scholarship Repository Passes One Million Downloads

Congrats and kudos to the Goldman Library staff. From the Lillian Goldman Law Library (Yale Law School): We’ve reached a milestone in library this morning: we have had over a million downloads of legal scholarship from our repository.  The repository currently contains over 4,000 articles from faculty and students, and it features special collections, such […]

View Images of the Silk Road Region in a New Yale Database

Access to this database is free. From Yale University Library News: The Silk Road, an interconnected web of trade routes linking the ancient societies of Asia with those of the Subcontinent and the Near East, has contributed to the development of most of the world’s great civilizations. The Yale Silk Road Database presents over 11,000 […]

Digital Comics: Sales Triple in 2011 & Yale U. Classics Scholar Adds New Content to Comic Series

From ICv2: ICv2 has released its estimate for the digital comics market in 2011: $25 million.  That’s over triple the sales in the channel in 2010, when ICv2 estimated the digital comics market at $8 million.  That’s a total for the English language market, as sales are not restricted by territory and a significant percentage […]

Acquisitions: Yale’s Beinecke Library Acquires Eugene O’Neill’s “Lost” Play

From the Yale Library: The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University has acquired Eugene O’Neill’s “lost” one-act play, “Exorcism” (1919). The play, along with a facsimile of the typescript, will be published in a cloth edition by Yale University Press in February 2012, and will feature an introduction by the noted American […]

Yale University: "Library Restructures Staff"

From the Yale Daily News: Library staff knew Yale would bring a new University librarian to campus this academic year, but some were surprised to find their own roles in the library changed. For the first time in over 10 years, the library is undergoing a major reorganization of personnel in an effort to centralize […]

College Press: "A Digital Library?" (Digitization Work at Yale University)

A in-depth look at digitization at Yale (and elsewhere) that discusses costs, sustainability, sharing, copyright, and more. It was written by Zoe Gorman for the Yale Daily News. The complete article runs more than 2000 words. Several images are included. From the Article: Though Yale library administrators and staff interviewed said preserving and expanding access […]

Yale Digitizes Historic Correspondence of Author Horace Walpole, Available Online

From Yale University Library News: Yale’s Lewis Walpole Library has digitized the complete 48 volumes of “The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole’s Correspondence” (Yale University Press, 1937-1983). This new digital resource provides free online access to the complete correspondence of Horace Walpole (1717-1797). An author and collector, Walpole is well known for his Gothic villa […]

College Press: "Government Photos Take New Form Online" (Yale Daily News)

From the Yale Daily News: With the help of Yale students and faculty, Depression era government photographs are gaining new accessibility, 21st-century style. In early September, a Yale team received a $50,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to construct an innovative online archive of government-owned photographs taken during the Great Depression. When the grant, […]

"Yale Library Brings 18th-Century England To Town"

From the Hartford Courant: The Lewis Walpole Library is the town’s [Farmington, CT) piece of Yale. The library, at 154 Main St., is dedicated to the study of 18th-century British art and literature. It contains manuscripts, prints, drawings, paintings and decorative arts. The Georgian-style library was left to Yale University by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis and […]

Open Access! "Digital Images of Yale’s Vast Cultural Collections Now Available for Free"

Over 250,000 images already online! From a Yale Daily Bulletin: Scholars, artists and other individuals around the world will enjoy free access to online images of millions of objects housed in Yale’s museums, archives, and libraries thanks to a new “Open Access” policy that the University announced today. Yale is the first Ivy League university […]