Shorter Bass hours due to budget cuts

Yalies hoping to reenact the all-night library study parties of recent years have likely been disappointed that Bass Library is not open 24 hours daily during the exam period this semester. Associate University Librarian Danuta Nitecki said a 24-hour Bass is one of the items the University Library has had to cut from its budget […]

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Two librarians to depart next semester

With the simultaneous departure of two of the most senior members of the University Library administration over winter break, the Yale library system is poised to start a new volume in its history. University Librarian Alice Prochaska and Associate University Librarian Danuta Nitecki will bid farewell to Yale at the end of this semester. During […]

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Library to make additional cuts

The University Library will soon begin cutting back on some of its resources in the face of a third round of University budget cuts. In a statement Tuesday, the Library announced it will reduce duplication of materials and cut journal and database subscriptions, as well as purchases of books and other print materials, by 5 […]

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Briefly: Yale e-mails are back online

Delivery of messages to e-mail addresses at many external Internet service providers has resumed as usual after encountering delays and blockages for several days last week, Information Technology Services announced Tuesday. The problems arose from the exploitation of compromised NetIDs and accounts at other universities sending high volumes of spam to addresses at service providers […]

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Yale celebrates centennial of Babylonian Collection

Everybody’s working for the weekend — or at least Yale’s Assyrilogists. The Yale Babylonian Collection celebrated its centennial Saturday at a conference attended by 60 members of the local community, with events including tours of the collection’s highlights and a Saybrook College Orchestra concert of Mesopotamian-influenced classical music. Founded by Yale professor Albert Tobias Clay […]

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Slight rise in use of personal librarians

Navigating Yale libraries’ nearly 13 million volumes and 22 library facilities can prove daunting, but freshmen and sophomores have a resource — their very own personal librarian. Though use of the University Library’s Personal Librarian Program, which was implemented in 2008, has increased 5 to 10 percent compared to this time last year, the program […]

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A ride on the bookmobile

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Libraries offer online help

Web 2.0 is alive and well among the libraries of Yale — if students know where to find it. Over the last decade, the Yale University Library has introduced new tools to keep up with the pace of technology, including Ask!live, cyber reference service, and profiles on the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter. But […]

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TV writer builds on failures

“Arrested Development” may have been only a cult favorite while it was on the air, but fans of the show, which followed a dysfunctional, riches-to-rags family, filled the room at a Pierson College Master’s Tea on Monday afternoon. In front of more than 75 audience members, John Levenstein ’81 — writer and co-executive producer of […]

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Scholar talks da Vinci

One Renaissance man discussed the life of another at a Trumbull College Master’s Tea on Monday afternoon. Bülent Atalay — a theoretical physicist, author and artist — explored the work of artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci before a Trumbull master’s house audience of more than 30. Da Vinci’s combination of science and art in […]

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Huffington and Greenhouse discuss rise of Web journalism

New media met old media at a Jonathan Edwards College Master’s Tea on Wednesday afternoon. In front of an audience of 40, political news Web site founder Arianna Huffington and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Linda Greenhouse LAW ’78 agreed that while traditional forms of journalism may be faltering, nontraditional outlets like the Internet hold great potential […]

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