December 2015 Archives

December 2, 2015

Register now for this shot-on-video cult classic 555 (1988) on Tuesday, December 8 at 8:00 pm in Bass Library LO1 – a horror thriller that epitomizes the cultural productions made possible through VHS. Cheaply made with hand-held camcorders, the shot-on-video genre offered the general public the chance to make movies that could find an audience in the video rental store. Without the general availability of the technology of videotape, this movie, and others like it, would not exist.

With extremely low production values, unintentionally funny dialog, and wooden (but enthusiastic) acting, this movie is so bad it’s good. 555 follows a pair of bumbling detectives as they attempt to catch a serial killer in Chicago who takes five victims, over five days, every five years. Along the way our detectives must manage the intrigues of a sleazy and corrupt district attorney and a reporter who is willing to do anything to get her story. This screening is thought to be the first viewing of 555 in an academic setting.

Warning: this movie contains scenes of gore and violence. The Zombies, Maniacs, and Monsters series will continue in the Spring 2016 semester. Movie titles are still being determined.

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December 7, 2015

All are welcome to join us on Wednesday, December 9th at 10:00 am for a preview presentation of the upcoming exhibit “Student Research at Yale University Library” in the Beinecke’s temporary classroom in Sterling Memorial Library. The Yale University Library is delighted to provide an opportunity to showcase exceptional undergraduate and graduate student research. Our students have access to some of the most remarkable collections in the world, and our talented and diverse staff is dedicated to supporting research and teaching at Yale through access to these exemplary resources.

The four exhibitions previewed will be "Dotonbori and Osaka’s Urban History" (John D'Amico '16, East Asia Studies), "Shocking Calumnies: The Angry Reader and the Early Modern Book" (Eve Houghton '17, English), "Just for the Record: Letters of a Columbia Executive" (Mary Jones GRD '18, Music), and "Othniel Charles Marsh and the Yale College Fossil Hunting Expeditions of 1870-1873" (David McCullough '17, American Studies). The student curators will be present to discuss their research topics, and visitors will have the opportunity to to examine materials from East Asia Studies Special Collections, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and more! A coffee and tea reception will follow at 11:00 a.m.

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December 7, 2015

Nota Bene:  Annual Report Issue 2014-2015

Nota Bene

Post on December 7, 2015 - 4:44pm |

December 9, 2015

The library's Nota Bene: Annual Report issue for 2014-15 has just been published and is available online, highlighting some of the fascinating and diverse work of the Yale Library over the last year.

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December 9, 2015

The Bass Library is offering students several fun and therapeutic events during reading week, December 11-16, including a visit from Pippa the therapy dog, yoga, zumba, free coffee and Orangeside donuts! Check the library calendar for details.

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December 17, 2015

Happy Holidays and best wishes for the new year from Yale University Library! Click here to read more about the library's recently-conserved 1699 terrestrial globe pictured on the card.

Post on December 17, 2015 - 2:45pm |