September 2015 Archives

September 17, 2015

BabelScores logo

BabelScores is a database of contemporary music created in the past four decades.  A sophisticated search engine allows for searching works by title, performing forces, level of difficulty, techniques required, region of the world, date, and duration.  One can also search by the composer's name, native or present country, and approximate birth date.  The library has subscribed to the scores - so Yale patrons need not pay to see them.  Sound files accompany the scores, as well as purchase or rental information. Composers take note that BabelScores will help promote your self-published works:  

Our policy is to foster a wide-ranging, comprehensive vision of music without a prevailing aesthetics.  Composers who present their work in our site receive a major proportion of the benefits generated by it and they place their pieces with us in a non exclusive manner.  It is absolutely free to become part of BabelScores Catalogue. The copyright of works always remains in composers/editors hands...

Connect to BabelScores, or other score databases.  

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September 15, 2015

Cathy DeRose, Yale University

The Digital Humanities Lab is excited to announce that Catherine DeRose has joined on as our Engagement and Outreach Manager. Catherine is coming to Yale from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is finishing a PhD in English literature. Her current research considers how Victorian authors thought about text preservation during the print explosion in the nineteenth-century and how the concerns (and solutions) they raised reonate with issues surrounding archives and mass digitization today. Catherine has been actively involved in digital humanities initiatives at Madison, as well as at Carnegie Hall and the Folger Shakespeare Library.  

Her office is in Sterling Memorial Library, 316. Please stop by or send her an email if you have project ideas, something you would like to see from the lab, or just want to say "hello"!

You can follow her on Twitter here.

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September 14, 2015

Historical Illustrations of Skin Disease: Selections from the New Sydenham Society Atlas 1860-1884 will open on Thursday, September 17 in the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven.

The Atlas of Skin Diseases was one of the first publications undertaken by the New Sydenham Society in 1859. Time-consuming and costly to produce, it was issued in seventeen parts over a period of twenty-four years. 

Curated by Drs. Jean Bolognia and Irwin Braverman, Professors of Dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine, and Susan Wheeler, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Yale Medical Library, the exhibition presents these celebrated nineteenth century illustrations to a current, clinical audience, making a relevant teaching point with each plate. Twenty-five of the Atlas’ forty-nine plates are selected for display. They depict cutaneous diseases ranging from the common, e.g. psoriasis and eczema, to the rare, e.g. iododerma and systematized epidermal nevi. Examples of skin signs of systemic disease, including Addison’s disease, neurofibromatosis, and lupus erythematosus, are also shown. The emotional toll which these chronic diseases inflicted upon patients is a striking feature of the many portraits on view. 

The exhibition is on view until January 10, 2016.

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September 14, 2015

1975 Yale University Press edition of Interaction of Color

The new exhibition of the Yale School of Art focuses on Josef Albers, influential 20th century painter, designer, and teacher. Visitors can see “Search Versus Re-Search: Josef Albers, Artist and Educator” at the School’s 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery from September 8 to November 28, 2015.

Albers’ impact on contemporary art and color theory are most popularly known through the 1963 publication Interaction of Color. Copies of this and other Albers publications can be found at Yale at the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library as well as Arts Library Special Collections. To search the library’s collections, use the Orbis or Quicksearch links on the Arts Library homepage. Click the About Special Collections link to read about special collections access.

For more information on the School of Art exhibition, see this Yale News story.

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September 8, 2015

Later in 2015, the Center for Library Preservation & Conservation will become the new home for the Yale University Library’s Preservation Department, which, since its inception, has been located in the basement of Sterling Memorial Library. Located at 344 Winchester Avenue (close to the ‘Science Hill’ neighborhood of the campus), the 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will house the expert staff, students, and visiting fellows who carry out the vital work of the department.

Thanks to a leadership gift from University Library Council member Steve Gates, the Stephen F. Gates ’68 Library Conservation Lab will be at the heart of the new Center. Gates is special counsel at Mayer Brown and has worked with multinational energy and chemical companies for over 30 years; outside of his legal career, he chairs the boards of the Charleston Library Society and Drayton Hall, a National Trust Historic Site. A serious globe collector himself, Gates understands the profound importance of proactively caring for library materials and has previously helped fund the conservation of the library’s stunning pair of terrestrial and celestial globes, created in 1699 by the Venetian cartographer Vincenzo Coronelli. The Gates Conservation Lab will not only provide the space and equipment needed to care for the broad spectrum of Yale’s extraordinary collections, but will also allow the library to provide essential internship opportunities for the next generation of conservation and preservation professionals.

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September 4, 2015

Tang Li

Welcome (back) to Yale! Hope you all had a relaxing summer.

With the new semester starting, new things happen in the East Asia Library as well.

• Office move: Tang Li moved to SML 207A, nearby the elevator and next to the Men’s restroom on the 2nd floor of Sterling Memorial Library. The East Asia Library now has three offices, i.e. SML 213A (Haruko Nakamura), SML 213C (Michael Meng), and SML 207A (Tang).

• Reserved shelves in the East Asian Reading Room: Please send your request with your name, status, department, and number of shelves to You can learn more about the reserved shelves in the East Asian Reading Room from here:

• Classroom reservations: You are welcome to use our classrooms (SML 207 and SML 218) for classes, discussion sessions, events, etc. We highly recommend you to submit your request using our online classroom request forms.

- For teaching:
- For one time event:

• Book us online!: We have decided to discontinue reference desk services in the East Asian Reading Room. Instead, we will experiment a new reference service which allows you to easily book us via an online calendar whenever you want to meet with us. Below are links to our online calendars.

- Tang Li
- Michael Meng 
- Haruko Nakamura

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September 3, 2015

Join staff for a tour and orientation to the Music Library. You will learn about our collections, both in print and online, general and special, including Historical Sound Recordings and Oral History of American Music.  You'll hear about our services, see our study spaces, meet staff, and find out where and how to get help.  We’ll answer your questions!

Tours are open to interested members of the Yale community. Each session lasts approximately one hour. Participants should meet at the Circulation Desk just in the Music Library.

Friday, September 4, 11:00 am - 12 noon

Wednesday, September 9, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday, September 10, 2:00 pm ‑ 3:00 pm

More tours will be posted after Shopping Period.  See the YUL Instruction Calendar for these tours, as well as those in tours in other libraries.

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September 2, 2015

Japan times archive

Welcome back to campus! The East Asia Library is delighted to announce that we have online access to Japan Times Archives now.

Japan Times Archives 1897-2014

The Japan Times is Japan’s oldest English language newspaper and the country’s only independent English-language newspaper today. The digital archive allows you to search the full text of all issues of The Japan Times published between March 1897 and 2014.

Below are all the variant titles of the newspaper from 1897 to 2014. OCR function of the database has improved considerably, but not perfect. I suggest using multiple keywords to search in the database. 

Mar.22,1897(Meiji 30) - Mar.31,1918 (Taisho 7)

Apr.1, 1918 (Taisho 7) - Nov. 10, 1940 (Showa 15)

Nov. 11, 1940 (Showa 15) - Dec. 31, 1940 (Showa 15)

Jan. 17, 1917 (Taisho 6) 
May 10, 1925 (Taisho 14) 
May 17, 1925 (Taisho 14) 
May 24, 1925 (Taisho 14) 
May 31, 1925 (Taisho 14)
Sep. 24, 1932 (Showa 7) 
Mar. 22, 1933 (Showa 8) 
Oct. 21, 1940 (Showa 15)

Jan. 1, 1941 (Showa 16) - Oct. 4, 1942 (Showa 17)

Oct. 5, 1942 (Showa 17) - Dec. 31, 1942 (Showa 17)

Jan. 1, 1943 (Showa 18) - June 30, 1956 (Showa 31)

July 1, 1956 (Showa 31) - 


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