Library to keep NYT free after paywall

The New York Times will launch a paywall next Monday, but for Yalies, free access to “all the news that’s fit to print” will be just a few extra clicks away. Starting March 28, the Times will limit non-subscribers to 20 free online articles each month. Yale students will still have access to the Times’ […]

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New University librarian headed to Yale

The five-month search for a new University librarian has come to a close. Yale’s first choice, Susan Gibbons, a vice provost and dean of libraries at the University of Rochester will replace Acting University Librarian Jon Butler for a five-year term as University librarian starting July 1. The appointment of Gibbons, an expert in studying […]

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Susan Gibbons named University Librarian

Susan Gibbons, a vice provost and dean of libraries at the University of Rochester, will replace Acting University Librarian Jon Butler as University Librarian for a five-year term starting July 1. “Susan brings to Yale both a keen intelligence and an infectious enthusiasm for the work of libraries,” University President Richard Levin said in an […]

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Yale lags in supercomputing

The ability to publish competitive research often depends on the speed at which computers process data, but Yale’s technology system did not make the cut for a ranking of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world. The list, known as TOP500, comes out twice a year, and universities such as Harvard, Stanford, the University of […]

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New light shed on Voynich mystery

The Voynich manuscript in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has baffled book collectors, scientists, and even expert linguists of the US Military Intelligence Service for centuries. But it took collaboration between a Yale library and a team of documentary filmmakers to finally crack one of the document’s mysteries. For the first time since […]

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Panlists to be replaced

As a result of a recent increase of spam in Yale’s e-mail systems, panlists may be on their way out. Information Technology Services is considering replacements for the service, which allows multiple e-mail addresses to be messaged through a single account, and as of Feb. 4 students can no longer make new panlists, manager of […]

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Exhibition shows New Haven history, crocodiles

New Haven collector and artist Robert Greenberg is combining his two great loves — historical artifacts and drawings of crocodiles. Now, for the first time, the sketch artist will be debuting his collection of New Haven artifacts alongside his art. For his first solo show in his native New Haven, Greenberg is displaying a fraction […]

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Elizabethan Club co-sponsored exhibition opens at Law School

A justification for Mary, Queen of Scots’ right to the throne, debates over the persecution of Catholics and a play fit for a king can now all be found in one place on the Yale campus. To celebrate its centennial anniversary, the Elizabethan Club — a literary society on campus — is co-sponsoring “Life and […]

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Through the Lens: Valentine’s Day

On Monday night, New Haven and Yale students alike will celebrate Valentine’s Day in an explosion of reds and pinks. Yale celebrates the love holiday with sweet study breaks as New Haven shops and restaurants burst into bloom. Whether you’ve found someone special or are riding solo, enjoy the hearts, roses and chocolate galore. (Single) […]

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NELC loses last Palestinian prof

After being passed over for promotion, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations’ only Palestinian professor is leaving Yale. Hala Nassar, assistant professor of modern Arabic culture and literature, was not promoted to associate professor this year. According to Yale’s promotion policies, Nassar — the department’s only professor of Palestinian descent and only expert […]

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Libraries combine into “info commons”

The construction of the proposed new colleges is squeezing the sciences and social sciences into Yale’s first “info commons.” Librarians at the Social Science Library and Kline Science Library are already preparing for a cross-disciplinary merge, loading hundreds of thousands of books into wheeled bookshelves in trucks for transportation. Next fall, Kline will inhabit the […]

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New Orbis debuting

Starting Monday, the new version of Orbis will become the default library search engine. “New Orbis” includes sidebar filters and new graphics that indicate when a book is checked out. It also links directly to Google Books so that users can find books available online. For those who resist change, the “Classic Orbis” will be […]

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