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Founders Day program shows Yale Library behind the scenes

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October 8, 2019

Yale University Library will host an open house in the Sterling Memorial Library Nave on Founders Day, Friday, Oct. 11, from 11 am to 1 pm.  Visitors will be offered an insider’s perspective on the collections, services and technology of one the world's leading research libraries. The event is free and open to the public.

At tables set up throughout the Nave, library staff will present informational displays and answer questions on these topics:

  • Yale University Library Undergraduate Programs Yale librarians offer an array of library instruction and research support programs to help students develop research and critical thinking skills.
  • Services, Collections and Digital Projects of the Divinity Library The Yale Divinity Library is one of the most important theological libraries in the world. Among its notable collections is the Day Missions Collection, documenting the thought, history, and practice of world Christianity.  
  • The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Collections, Services, and More Learn about the Beinecke’s iconic building, exhibitions, and upcoming events. Beinecke staff will help visitors register to do research in the reading room or arrange a class visit.
  • LD4P and BBP: Yale Library Linked Data Projects Staff from Library Technical Services and Beinecke Library will share information on two experimental efforts, both funded by grants from the Mellon Foundation, to leverage technology to better expose data about library materials for library users.
  • New in Manuscripts and Archives Archive staff will highlight recent acquisitions and a project to preserve and make accessible at-risk audiovisual material. The presentation will also include a rare showing of Yale’s 1701 Charter.
  • Lewis Walpole Library 40th Anniversary The Farmington, Conn.-based library was established by Wilmarth and Annie Burr Lewis and bequeathed to Yale in 1979. Anniversary year milestones include renovation of the Cowles House, an exhibition on Lewis and the Yale Edition of Walpole's Correspondence, and the commemoration of Annie Lewis's contributions to Yale, as part of the 50 Women at Yale 150 initiative.  
  • The Law Library: Beyond Imagination Learn about the resources and services offered by the Lillian Goldman Law Library to the Yale community at large.
  • Better Together: A Team-based Model for Library Support of Business and Management Librarians from the Center for Science and Social Science Information will present a flexible, team-based service model introduced in January 2019 that has allowed them to expand and scale library support for the Yale School of Management, and beyond.
  • DASHRS: What We Do! The Department of Area Studies and Humanities Support—DASHRS—is the largest group of subject librarians for the humanities and interdisciplinary area studies.
  • Digital Humanities Projects at Yale. Learn how digital humanities projects at Yale use advanced techniques in text mining and visual computation to pursue questions in the humanities.
  • Interactive Computer History with EaaSI The EaaSI digital preservation project demonstrates the library's commitment to cutting edge research and software development. EaaSI allows the library to recreate old computing environments in a web browser and provide access to fascinating collections of digital materials. Library Information Technology and Digital Preservation Services will demonstrate the first public-facing service using EaaSI infrastructure to emulate copies of old CD-ROMS from the library’s circulating collection.

Campus Customs will also be present at the Open House offering Yale Library-branded merchandise for sale.