Open Access Week events at the Yale Library, October 24-30

In support of international Open Access Week, Yale University Library is hosting a series of workshops and events from October 24-30 that will bring greater awareness of open access issues and trends to our community. Yale Library supports the wide dissemination of scholarly work produced by members of the Yale community and supports open access in a broad sense.

Character Mongers, or, Trading in People on Paper in the Long 18th Century

In the course of the long eighteenth century—the Age of Caricature, and of The Rise of the Novel—the British reading public perfected the pastime of savoring characters. In a flourishing print culture, buying and selling likenesses of people and types became a business—and arguably an art. Real and imaginary characters—actual and fictional people—were put on paper by writers and graphic artists, and performed onstage and off.

An American Orientalist: the Life and Legacy of Edward E. Salisbury

In 1841 the Yale Corporation appointed alumnus Edward Elbridge Salisbury (class of 1832) as professor of Arabic and Sanskrit languages and literature, the first such position in the Americas. This exhibit marks the 175th anniversary of his appointment and explores his scholarly development, his career at Yale and after, his benefactions (including two endowed chairs), and the growth of Yale collections of Islamic manuscripts after Salisbury’s death in 1901.

YCBA and Yale Library present Spotlight on Spotlight

On Tuesday August 9 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm, the Yale Center for British Art (YBCA) and the Yale University Library are pleased to host the founders of the Spotlight project from Stanford University for a 2-hour public presentation entitled YCBA and Yale Library present Spotlight on Spotlight. More information can be found at the Spotlight at Yale website, along with details of further developer and stakeholder sessions on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, August 10.

Susan Gibbons reappointed as University Librarian and Deputy Provost

President Peter Salovey has announced the reappointment of Susan Gibbons as university librarian and deputy provost, through June 30, 2021. In her second term, effective July 1, Susan also takes on new leadership responsibilities as deputy provost for collections and scholarly communication. Her portfolio as deputy provost now will include support of all of the university’s galleries, museums, and other collections, giving unified attention and new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration to this vital subset of the university’s academic resources.


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