July 25, 2021

Yale’s University Librarian: “Academic Libraries Can No Longer Assume their Importance and Value…”

From the Yale Daily News: Yale’s libraries amassed new physical and digital holdings and expanded their influence on academia during the 2011–’12 academic year, University Librarian Susan Gibbons said in an annual report posted on the library’s website last week. [Clip] Gibbons said in the report that academic libraries can no longer assume that their […]

Electronic Resource: Yale Library Looks Ahead

From the Yale Daily News: Over the last few years, the library has been “aggressively acquiring electronic resources across all disciplines,” said Daniel Dollar, director of collection development for the University Library. University Librarian Susan Gibbons added that the proportion of the library’s general collection funding directed toward acquiring digital resources has increased each year […]

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 Will Provide JSTOR Access to All Alumni

From YaleNews: Yale’s more than 130,000 alumni worldwide now have access to a treasure trove of online resources thanks to collaboration between the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA), JSTOR and the Yale University Library. Alumni can freely use all JSTOR collections licensed by Yale. JSTOR (short for “journal storage”), a non-profit service founded in 1995, […]

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 […]

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

From the Yale U. Public Affairs Office: 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 […]

"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 […]