Shedding Light on the Dark Universe

Look at birth on a cosmic scale through the research of two Yale Astronomy labs, from simulations of the young universe to the formation of stars in our galaxy. Shedding Light on the Dark Universe, the new media exhibit at the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), explores how numerical simulations and high performance computing can help illuminate the structure of the universe. The exhibit runs through October 6 in the CSSSI 24-hour space on the concourse level of the Kline Biology Tower (219 Prospect Street).

Collections in Conversation: Photobooks at the Arts & Beinecke Libraries

Photographs have had a home in the book format since the earliest days of photography. However, the interest in and study of the ‘photobook’ as a form is a more recent phenomenon. The definition of a photobook is still fluid in critical discussions, and perhaps it is this lack of rigid characteristics that makes the art form so interesting to collect and study.

Maps in the Yale Library Collections

Yale University Library recently resumed access to its map collections, following work over the last six months on a major digitization project that will eventually create digital (or raster) images of the approximately 20,000 rare sheet maps that have been transferred from Sterling Memorial Library to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Maps digitized to date can be viewed here.

Know your limits: Download responsibly

Yale University Library provides access to an extraordinary wealth of online resources, including journals, e-books, and digitized archives.  Most resources are acquired through license agreements that explicitly prohibit systematic downloading of large quantities of content.  When large-scale downloading occurs (intentionally or unintentionally), publishers protect their content by shutting down our access.  Access may be blocked only for the IP address from which the improper traffic originates, but can also extend to the entire Yale network. 

Recent Milestones in the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies has been recording testimonies of survivors, witnesses, and bystanders of the Holocaust since 1979, when the project started as a grassroots effort here in New Haven. It currently holds more than 4,500 testimonies, comprising more than 10,000 hours of videotape, recorded by Yale and more than 30 affiliates worldwide.


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