Library will spotlight key copyright exception during Fair Use Week

Can a student put a photo of an artwork in a conference presentation? Can a politician play a song at his rallies—even if the songwriter objects? Can a professor scan an article and share it with her class? Can a social media user turn an internet image into a meme?

During Fair Use Week ( Feb. 25 – March 1, 2019),  Yale University Library staff and other experts will shed light on issues like these with panels, presentations, and pop-up tables to explore and explain the “fair use” of copyrighted materials permitted under Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976.

Five free library exhibits to see before they close in December 2018

Five exhibits closing this month draw on Yale’s extraordinary library collections to explore a range of different subjects: political protest in 1968, artistic representations of numbers, early law books, photography of the contemporary West, and the music of World War I. All are free and open to the public. See below for more details, including exhibit end dates. Check library hours here.

University Librarian Susan Gibbons named president of the Association of Research Libraries

Susan Gibbons, the Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian and deputy provost for collections and scholarly communication at Yale University, began a one-year term as president of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) on Sept. 26, 2018, at the association’s fall meeting in Washington, D.C. 

New search tool lets researchers "lift a veil" from archive and manuscript collections

Archives at Yale, a powerful new software tool launched in early September, will allow students, faculty, and other researchers to search more precisely across and within more than 5,000 collections held by ten Yale libraries and museums. The tool is built on a widely used open-source web application—which means that Yale’s investment in developing Archives at Yale will also benefit other libraries and museums around the world.


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