February 2016 Archives

February 22, 2016

discover library resources with a single search: search.library.yale.edu

The new Quicksearch tool – now permanently located on the university library's home page – unites several Yale Library resources under one search interface, including Orbis, the main Library catalog, and Morris, the Law Library catalog.

Quicksearch can facilitate the browsing of scores and recordings in a way that is not possible in Orbis. Traditional Orbis is still available for those who prefer to search that way. Quicksearch uses different relevancy algorithm than Orbis, but with the addition of a few symbols, you can still perform a precise search for scores or recordings in Quicksearch. A page has been added to the Music Library's Music Research - Quicksearch subject guide to show how you might search for scores or recordings in Quicksearch.

Once you have entered a search in Quicksearch, click on Books+ or Articles+ on the left in order to see options for limiting your search through terms known as Facets.  

The catalogs contain over 11.5 million books, pamphlets, scores, recordings, videorecordingsmicroforms, printed journals and other materials, and are united in the Books+ search in Quicksearch. The Articles+ search in Quicksearch will help you find online journal articles, online newspaper articles, online dissertations, as well as other electronic resources licensed by the library. A single keyword search in Quicksearch will return results from both Books+ and Articles+; more sources will be added in the future.

With Quicksearch, you can also:

  • Build and share lists of print and online resources from Books+ and Articles+ using the Saved Lists feature.
  • Request an item to be delivered to a library near you.
  • Request a scan of the item.
  • Build an RSS feed out of your search.
  • Exclude records from your search.
  • Search newly acquired material (up to 1 year).
  • Export citations.

See the Quicksearch documentation site for more information on searching- plus a few introductory videos!

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February 22, 2016

One evening / poems by W.H. Auden; images by Abby Leigh. [New York]: Dieu Donné Press, 2011

Location: 36 Edgewood Room 204 | Time: 1:30pm

Amy Jacobs, of Dieu Donne papermill in New York City, will discuss contemporary practices that push the boundaries of papermaking by discussing projects produced in collaboration with artists such as Ann Hamilton, Do Ho Suh, James Siena, and Suzanne McClelland. Projects that include Dieu Donne papers can be seen at the Arts Library and the Beinecke Library. 

Here are a few examples that you can view on your own:

Haas Family Arts Library

What is white / Michele Oka Doner. 2010. New York City: Dieu Donné Press, 2010.

One evening / poems by W.H. Auden; images by Abby Leigh. [New York]: Dieu Donné Press, published by arrangement with Modern Library, 2011.

Diderot project / Ken Botnick. [Saint Louis]: Emdash, 2015.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Tender buttons / Gertrude Stein; etchings by Susan Weil. New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Co., 1999.

Picasso / words, Gertrude Stein; music, Virgil Thomson. [New York]: JHW Editions, [1992].

Reference works at Haas Family Arts Library

Rags to riches: 25 years of paper art from Dieu Donne Papermill

Innovations and explorations in handmade paper: twenty years of collaboration at Dieu Donné Papermill

A collection of paper: samples from hand papermills in the United States of America.

The activated page: handmade paper and the artist's book.

Image: One evening / poems by W.H. Auden; images by Abby Leigh. [New York]: Dieu Donné Press, published by arrangement with Modern Library, 2011. Haas Arts Library Special Collections Folio NJ18.L5285 A12 2011 (LC)

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February 19, 2016

The Music Library has recently acquired four Microsoft Surface Pro tablets equipped with the notation software, Staffpad. These are now available for checkout from the Music Library. Staffpad recognizes notation you input on the screen, using a stylus, and converts it to typeset notation on the fly. You can then also edit, playback, print and share your work. 

Watch the following introductory video on Staffpad for more information.    

Please ask at the Music Circulation Desk for more details. Staff will work with you the first time you checkout one of the Surface Pros to get you setup with access to Staffpad and to help answer any questions you might have. All of the tablets come with a soft case, stylus, and a power cable. The Music Library also has a number of wireless display adaptors to link the tablets with larger displays in classrooms. 

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February 17, 2016

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, which takes place February 22-28, is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines. The Yale University Library will be offering the following events to which all are welcome:

2/24 at 12 noon: Fair use for Image Resources

2/26 at 12 noon: Transformative Collage Buttons: a hands-on activity for Fair Use Week

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February 17, 2016

Join us for a curatorial tour of the new Medical Library exhibit "Deaf: Cultures and Communication, 1600-Present" on Friday, February 19 at 12 noon. Student curators are Katherrine Healey and Caroline Lieffers, Doctoral Students in the History of Science and Medicine.

What is deafness? From a medical perspective, deafness is an audiological condition that might be resolved through hearing aids or cochlear implants. But from another perspective, to be Deaf (often spelled with a capital “D”) is to belong to a culture, with a shared language and identity. This exhibit explores how people have understood deaf communication and Deaf culture since the seventeenth century, with displays on the history of education, medical interventions, sign languages, and popular culture. ALS interpretation will be provided.

This exhibit runs through Friday, April 1, 2016.

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March 29, 2016

"The Sounds of Digital Joy: Black Women's Sonic Space Making Online"

Workshop with Moya Bailey and Jalylah Burrell

Date: Tuesday, March 29th, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Room: 203 Luce Hall (34 Hillhouse Ave)

Space is limited, so please go to the YUL Instruction Calendar to register.

Antipathy toward black women is woven into the fabric of American entertainment. Black women cultural producers and consumers continue to negotiate this landscape online and IRL. This workshop invites participants to look at digital music and podcasts created by black women as sites of transformative resistance and as a praxis of alternative world building. We will feature clips from the podcasts The Prescription, There Ought To Be More Dancing, and Love in Public as examples of what digital spaces can create. We will provide participants with the tools and time to create a podcast during the workshop. Drawing on the work of Grace Lee Boggs and the Allied Media Project, we will also discuss theoretical texts that discuss the importance of creation as a form of critical analysis that challenges hegemony in our sensory spaces.

This workshop is Part Two of the "Digital Non-Neutrality Series: Decolonizing and Queering DH Tools and Practices," co-organized by T.L. Cowan (MacMillan, DHLab & WGSS) and Marijeta Bozovic (Slavic Languages and Literatures) and sponsored by the Yale DHLab, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Mellon-funded Re-imagining Digital Humanities at Yale program with Laura Wexler and Inderpal Grewal, and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, and the Canadian Studies Committee.


Moya Bailey is a Dean's postdoctoral scholar of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Digital Humanities at Northeastern University. Her work focuses on marginalized groups’ use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion. She is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She currently curates the #transformDH Tumblr initiative in Digital Humanities. She is also the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network.

Jalylah Burrell is an educator, veteran arts journalist, oral historian, deejay, audio editor, digital content producer/director and PhD candidate in the departments of American and African American Studies at Yale University. A scholar of Black popular culture, the Seattle native is currently at work on the manuscript, Capacity for Laughter: Toward a Black Feminist Theory of Humor. Selected writing, photography and music is available on her website.

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February 15, 2016

Cover of Anthologie dada / parait sous la direction de Tristan Tzara

“Everything is Dada” opened on February 12th at the Yale University Art Gallery. Featuring works by Jean Arp, Marcel Duchamp, George Grosz, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Kurt Schwitters, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, and Beatrice Wood, the exhibition celebrates the centennial of the Dada movement. The exhibition will be on view until July 3rd.

Periodicals were an important part of Dadaism. Try using Quicksearch to see what we have in Yale collections. For digital resources, take a look at the Beinecke’s digital collections and Princeton University’s Blue Mountain Project for digitized avant-garde periodicals.

See the Yale University Art Gallery website for a complete list of programs associated with the exhibition.

Image credit: Cover of Anthologie dada / parait sous la direction de Tristan Tzara, 1919. Zurich: Mouvement Dada. Retrieved from http://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3447030

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February 18, 2016

The Digital Humanities Working Group and Digital Humanities Lab co-hosted a brown bag discussion with Professor Alan Galey on Thursday, February 18 at 2:30pm in Sterling Memorial Library, 315. The conversation focused on the incorporation of digital materials and digital humanities practices into pedagogy. For the reading that grounded the discussion, please email Andrew Brown. All were welcome to attend.

Alan Galey also gave a talk, "Seeing the Spider: the Visual Experience of Textual Variation in Early Modern Books," as part of the English Department's Renaissance Colloquium. The talk took place on Friday, February 19 at 5:30pm in Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), 319.


Alan Galey is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, where he also teaches in the collaborative program in Book History and Print Culture. His research focuses on intersections between textual scholarship and digital technologies, especially in the context of theories of the archive and the history of scholarly editing.

For more about Alan, visit his web page.

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February 12, 2016

Join us on Monday 15th at 3:00 pm in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall for "Loyal Citizens, Prisoners of War": America's Concentration Camps – an illustrated talk given in conjunction with the Out of the Desert exhibit, currently on view in the SML Memorabilia Room. A coffee reception will be held just before the talk. This talk is part of the week long series of "Remembrance Day" events.

Vi Takahashi was a young teenager living in Seattle, Washington, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Her father was arrested the night of Pearl Harbor and imprisoned in Ft. Missoula, Montana. Her husband lived in El Centro, California. This talk recounts their experiences during that stressful time when 120,000 Japanese, 70% of whom were American citizens, were classified as the "enemy", the fear being they were a military danger. They were forced into concentration camps built in the desert and on swamp lands. In total there were ten camps and each member of the family was allowed to take one duffle bag of belongings.



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February 12, 2016

All are welcome to join us for a forum on February 18 at 10:00 am (and for an informal coffee time at 9:30 am) in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall on February 18 with Judith Schiff, Chief Research Archivist in Manuscripts & Archives, and Stephen Young, Catalog Librarian at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Schiff will talk on “Bringing Its Treasures to Light: Three Centuries of Yale Library Cataloging and Classification,” highlighting the history of classification practices at Yale from the 18th century to the first half of the 20th century. Young will be on hand to answer questions about current classification and cataloging practices. This talk is sponsored by the library's Standing Committee on Professional Awareness (SCOPA).

Image: Stone carving of the 1701 "Meeting of the Ministers", Sterling Memorial Library nave. Photo credit: Brian Kiss.

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