February 2016 Archives

February 29, 2016

Koten Haibungaku Taikei

We now have a trial of Koten Haibungaku Taikei (古典俳文学大系). It is new addition to the Nihon Bungaku Web Toshokan database we already have a subscription at Yale.   


For those who have been using the Nihon Bungaku Web Toshokan database, you can just access the trial content by clicking “和歌&俳諧ライブラリー” button, instead of  “和歌ライブラリー”.

For the first users of this database, please download the viewing application. (Please see below for the details)  

The trial ends in the beginning of April.

Please contact Haruko Nakamura (haruko.nakamura@yale.edu) if you have questions.

Post on February 29, 2016 - 11:55am |

February 26, 2016

The Arts Library will be hosting a Yale/Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 4, from 5-8:00 pm.

With 5,077,437 articles in English and counting, Wikipedia is the world's largest encyclopedia. It is free and crowd-sourced, but depends on the interests of those who contribute. As a result, some topics are underrepresented or absent,for example, many women and women artists. Content is skewed by a lack of feminist participation. Let's change that.

Gain insight into how Wikipedia works and help address gaps in coverage by joining us after-hours at the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library on March 4th from 5-8:00 pm. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. A limited number of desktop computers will be available. Please note that this year's
Edit-a-thon is open to the Yale community. Bring your Yale ID, laptop,power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.

Refreshments generously provided by the Digital Media Center for the Arts.

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February 26, 2016

Please join us for a talk on "Processing Geographic BigData at the Yale Center for Research Computing" on March 3 by Giuseppe Amatulli. It will be held at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at 77 Prospect Street, New Haven. This is one of the talks in the Day of Data Spring Discussion Series sponsored by Yale University Library, Yale Institution for Social & Policy Studies, & Yale Center for Research Computing.

Giuseppe Amatulli is a forest scientist and spatial modeler with expertise in computer science. His research activity is mainly dedicated to spatial modeling with special emphasis in species distribution model; areal distribution and potential shift under climate change condition; wildland fire occurrence and pattern recognition; and wildfire risk assessment based on human and bio-physical parameters. He deals daily with high resolution data in the context of complex and modern modeling techniques, using a stand-alone implementation process under the Linux environment. He uses open source programming language and software (GRASS, R, PYTHON, GNUPLOT, AWK, BASH, QGIS, OPENEV, CDO) to accomplish large data processing, always keeping in mind the ecological aspect of research. He supports the use of open source for ecological modeling giving dedicated courses using (and maintaining) the www.spatial-ecology.net web page.

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February 26, 2016

All are warmly invited to a talk on "Retirement: Planning for the Rest of the Story" on Wednesday, March 2 in the SML Lecture Hall, by Doctor Leo Cooney, the Humana Foundation Professor of Medicine at Yale University.

Retirement is a good time to “take stock” of your life and plan for the rest of the story. For most people the story includes two phases of the retirement years – an active phase filled with sports, hobbies, travel, and volunteer activities; and a later “reflective” period during which relationships and family contacts become paramount. Decisions made at retirement should take into account both of these phases. Most people who migrate to retirement communities return to their home settings in later life, where factors important to life-satisfaction include close contact with family and friends, roles in the family and community, good self-esteem, and leaving a legacy. Strengthening these relationships, roles, and personal satisfaction should be an important part of retirement planning.

Leo M. Cooney, Jr., MD, joined the Yale faculty in 1976 to direct the Continuing Care Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital. This unit was designed to help elderly individuals, who had lost function during their hospitalization, to regain their independence and ability to return home. This unit was the initial component of the Program in Geriatrics at Yale. Dr. Cooney received a Geriatric Medicine Academic Award from the National Institute of Aging in 1982. In 1987, he was named the first Humana Foundation Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Yale. He was President of the American Geriatrics Society in 1990. He has won a number of teaching awards at Yale. He stepped down as Chief of the Section of Geriatrics in 2012, but continues to have an active clinical, educational and program development role in the Section.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Yale Library and Yale Heath.

Post on February 26, 2016 - 12:12pm |

February 26, 2016

All are welcome to join us for this talk on Monday, February 29 in the SML Lecture Hall about "Linked Data in the Archives". The speakers are Aaron Rubinstein, University and Digital Archivist at UMASS, Amherst, and Adjunct Professor at Simmons College School of Library and Information Science; and Katherine Wisser, Assistant Professor, Simmons School of Library and Information Science.

Linked Data is a developing area within libraries and archives that is rife with possibility, but how might it be used in practice? The discussion will focus around the on-the-ground perspectives of the ways initiatives and tools relating to linked data are being used and explored in inter-institutional initiatives. Particular highlight will be on EAC-CPF (Encoded Archival Context for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families - EAC-CPF), a tool to coordinate the description of records creators among institutions. In addition to the two speakers, Maureen Callahan (Manuscripts and Archives, Yale Library) will moderate the discussion.

The talk is sponsored by SCOPA and all are welcome to attend.

Post on February 26, 2016 - 12:09pm |

February 25, 2016

Ezra Laderman (1924-2015) ranks among the leading American composers of his era. He served as Dean and Professor of Composition at the Yale School of Music, and also as the President of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Music Center, and the National Music Council. Our exhibit, which includes music, photographs, and other materials, draws upon the Ezra Laderman Papers as well as several items lent to us by his widow, Dr. Aimlee Laderman. It is being held in conjunction with a memorial concert at the Yale School of Music on March 2.

In addition to this exhibition, numerous resources related to Laderman can be found in the Music Library, including many scores and recordings, as well as interviews within the collections of the Oral History of American Music (OHAM). 

An online version of this exhibit is also available. 

Post on February 25, 2016 - 11:58am |

February 23, 2016

Twelve Hour Admission Sketch Problem (July 1905). Shepherd Stevens Papers (MS 865), Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library

Exhibition on view March 1 - September 18, 2016

An American in Paris features drawings and other documents bequeathed to Yale University Library by Shepherd Stevens, a professor of architecture at Yale (1920-1947) who studied at the renowned Ėcole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the early twentieth century (1905-1908). An institution of art and architectural design attended by many Americans, the Ėcole offered a curriculum grounded in the study of historical precedents, with emphasis on architecture as art.  This selection of items from the Shepherd Stevens Papers, housed in the architectural archives at Sterling Memorial Library, provides a glimpse of student life and pedagogy at the Ėcole, as well as the early Beaux-Arts curriculum at Yale.  Other exhibits on the history of the Ėcole, and its influence at Yale, can be seen in Pedagogy and Place: Celebrating 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale at the School of Architecture Gallery (December 3, 2015—May 7, 2016).  

Curated by Suzanne Noruschate, Architecture Records Archivist, Manuscripts & Archives

Image: Detail of Twelve Hour Admission Sketch Problem (July 1905). Shepherd Stevens Papers (MS 865), Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library. Series IV, Box 26A.

Post on February 23, 2016 - 3:35pm |

February 23, 2016

Know before you go: Harvard-Yenching Library

Know before You Go: Researching East Asia in US

Part I. Harvard-Yenching Library

Speakers: Mr. Xiao-he Ma, Librarian for the Chinese Collection; Ms. Kuniko Yamada McVey, Librarian for the Japanese Collection

Time: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, Thursday March 3

Place: Room 218, Sterling Memorial Library

Sponsored by the East Asia Library and Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University. Light lunch will be provided.

Post on February 23, 2016 - 4:38pm |

April 5, 2016

The Digital Humanities Lab sponsored two events with Joanna Swafford, Assistant Professor for Interdisciplinary and Digital Teaching and Scholarship at SUNY New Paltz. Events were open to the Yale community and public.

Talk, 4/5: "Virtually London: Literature and Laptops"

Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS), 211 at 2:00pm

The technological revolutions of both the Victorian era and our own time make nineteenth-century studies and digital humanities natural allies, particularly in the classroom. This talk presents two courses as case studies: "Digital Tools for the 21st Century: Sherlock Holmes's London," and “Virtually London.” “Digital Tools” uses the Holmes stories as a corpus on which to practice basic digital humanities methodologies and tools, including visualizations, digital archives and editions, GIS, and distant reading, whereas “Virtually London” uses digital archives and narrative maps to study 19th century literature about London, and culminates in creating annotated narrative maps of The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Romance of a Shop.  The talk will present sample assignments and projects from both courses to highlight how digital humanities lets students find new patterns in well-known texts, explore the function of space in literature, and historicize their own technological moment.

To see slides from the talk, please visit Joanna Swafford's blog.

Workshop, 4/6: "Augmented Notes"

Bass Library, L01 at 10:00-11:00am

Do you want to synchronize audio with image?
Help non-musicians understand a musical argument?

Come learn how to use Augmented Notes, a public humanities tool that lets users create interactive musical scores, in which measures of a score are highlighted in time with music. No programming experience necessary!

This is a hands-on workshop, so make sure you bring a laptop (not an iOS device) and headphones. Sample audio files and scores will be provided, but participants should feel free to bring their own.

Space is limited for the workshop; to register, please go to the YUL Instruction Calendar.

Lunch Conversation, 4/6: "Teaching Place in Victorian Literature"

Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS), 211 at 12:30pm

The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning is sponsoring a lunchtime conversation with Joanna Swafford. Join us for a discussion of teaching place in Victorian literature with and without digital tools. Food will be provided!


Joanna Swafford is the Assistant Professor for Interdisciplinary and Digital Teaching and Scholarship at SUNY New Paltz, specializing in Victorian Literature and Culture, Digital Humanities, Sound, and Gender Studies.  Her book project, “Transgressive Tunes: the Politics of Sound in Victorian Poetry,” traces the gendered intermediations of poetry and music. Her articles appear in Victorian Poetry, Victorian Review, the Victorian Institute’s Digital Annex, Literary and Linguistic Computing, and she has articles forthcoming in Debates in Digital Humanities and Provoke!: Digital Sound Studies.  She is the project director for Songs of the Victorians, Augmented Notes, and Sounding Poetry and is the founder of DASH Lab (Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Lab) at SUNY New Paltz.

Post on February 22, 2016 - 2:29pm |

February 22, 2016

In the summer of 2015, the Yale University Library and the Yale Law Library began a pilot program offering free Inter Library Loan (ILL) lending to all non-profit Connecticut libraries to assist during the transition from the reQuest ILL system to the new state union catalog and consortial borrowing/lending platform.

The libraries are pleased to announce that this free ILL Lending program will now become permanent. 

Connecticut libraries who use the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) WorldShare ILL will make their requests using OCLC, where any loan requests for Sterling Memorial Library (OCLC symbol YUS), the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library (OCLC symbol YUM) will be filled for free. ILL Lending loan requests to The Lillian Goldman Law Library (OCLC symbol GXR) will be filled for free for Connecticut public libraries, and Connecticut public college/university libraries.

For materials held in the Yale University Library, Connecticut libraries who do not use OCLC/WorldShare ILL should use this web form to submit their loan requests.

First-time requesters should email yaleill@yale.edu in order to obtain a username and password for the system. For materials held at the Lillian Goldman Law Library, please contact them directly at ill.law@yale.edu. ILL requests will be shipped from Yale via UPS, and can be returned via the Ccar service.  Please use Ccar Route A-124 (New Haven Free Public Library) for all returns.

For more information, please contact tom.bruno@yale.edu

Post on February 22, 2016 - 2:28pm |