After Yale University Library received a report from a private conservator about the condition of the globes in its Lanman Globe Collection, Library administrators are now considering how best to pursue the collection’s conservation.

Globe collection to be preserved

April 19, 2012 • 0
Last September, the Yale University Library commissioned T.K. McClintock, a private conservator, to assess the conditions of the roughly three dozen globes in the Library’s Lanman Globe Collection. After receiving the report from McClintock in December, Library administrators are contemplating how best to preserve the globe collection, said George Miles, a curator at the Beinecke. »
Judith Schiff, Yale’s chief research archivist, will serve as city historian.

Yale archivist to serve as city historian

April 17, 2012 • 0
Mayor John DeStefano Jr. appointed Yale’s Judith Schiff as the Elm City’s official historian on Monday. Schiff, who is currently the chief research archivist at the Yale University Library’s Manuscripts and Archives Department, will serve in the position until Dec. 31, 2013, according to a City Hall press release. At the Library, where she has »

Engineering library resources to remain dispersed

April 13, 2012 • 2
Engineering library resources from the Becton Center will remain distributed among Yale’s libraries in the 2012-’13 academic year, administrators announced Thursday. Library and School of Engineering and Applied Science administrators held a public meeting in Dunham Thursday to discuss arrangements for the library’s collections, which moved to Bass Library, Sterling Memorial Library, Dunham Laboratory and »
More than half of the collection of the Divinity School Library, located in the Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, consists of material published outside of North America.

Divinity library acquires Chinese Christianity collection

April 5, 2012 • 1
The University Library announced last Wednesday a collaboration between the Divinity School Library and the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) to preserve contemporary collections of Chinese Christian materials. The new agreement allows the Divinity Library and HKBU to select materials documenting the history and practice of Chinese Christianity. The project, which is funded by the »

Database on East Asia adds photos

March 28, 2012 • 0
A Yale University Library database containing photographs taken by Yale faculty and staff in East Asia roughly doubled in size last month. The Silk Road Database, which has been available since the summer of 2010 and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for the Council of East Asian Studies, recently »

Library looks ahead

February 15, 2012 • 508
To prepare for the recent round of finance internship interviews, students aiming for a position with banks or hedge funds had a new resource that Yalies before them did not: access to the Vault Guide to Finance Interviews, which provides over 150 practice questions along with answers and explanations. The Vault Guide, acquired this year »

Lifetime of arts

January 18, 2012 • 0
In a new exhibition, the life’s work of graphic designer Tom Morin ART ’68 is on view at the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library. “Threads of Influence: The Visual History of a Life in Graphic Design,” which opened Jan. 13, displays snippets from Morin’s career, including projects from his time as a graphic design »

Stalin digital archive nears completion

January 17, 2012 • 0
The Yale University Press will likely make the Stalin Digital Archive, which will contain more than 28,000 documents related to former Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin, available for purchase by this summer, according to John Donatich, director of the Yale University Press. The project is the culmination of over 20 years of collaboration between Yale »

Menacing tower seeks facelift

January 11, 2012 • 3
Looming and austere, the 14-story Kline Biology Tower — Yale’s tallest building — rises up from between Sachem and Edwards streets on Science Hill. Those trekking to class cannot fail to notice the overbearing structure, designed by modern architect Philip Johnson in 1965. Though University planners meant for the tower to foster collaboration between science »

New library to open in January

November 29, 2011 • 0
Students with class on Science Hill will soon have a brand new library, research center and study space nearby. The Center for Science and Social Science Information will open on Jan. 3 in the Kline Biology Tower basement, according to a Monday press release. The new facility, which will add to and replace the former »

Library digitizes Holocaust testimonies

November 28, 2011 • 1050
Yale University Library is in the midst of the digitization of the Fortunoff Video Archive’s roughly 4500 testimonies from the Holocaust, many of survivors, without which the testimonies would soon become inaccessible. The machines that play the 13,000 one-hour tapes in the Fortunoff Archive, which was officially acquired by the University in 1981 but received »
Judith Schiff, the University's chief research archivist for 40 years, has developed a reputation as the foremost authority on Yale's traditions and history.

Meeting Yale’s encyclopedia

November 17, 2011 • 1
When she was young, Judith Schiff could not decide whether to be a reporter, a museum curator or a teacher. Now, she is all three. In her current job as chief research archivist at Yale University Library, a post she has held for the last 40 years, Schiff said she found aspects of all three »