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Yale takes time to reflect, evaluate before jumping into MOOCs

“News of universities partnering with massive open online course providers has become commonplace, which is why Yale University stands out for what it’s not doing: rushing. While many top universities — including Harvard and Stanford Universities, along with many others — were announcing partnerships and launching their first MOOCs, Yale sat back, watched, and evaluated.”

via Inside Higher Ed

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Yale University Library Launches Scan and Deliver Service Archives

“A new library service is now available for members of the Yale Community. Scan and Deliver enables digital access to millions of items in the Yale University Library’s general print collections by delivering scans to library users’ desktops. The service, which launches on Tuesday September 4th, allows current Yale faculty, students, and staff – as well as alumni with borrowing privileges – to submit requests for book chapters and journal articles from the ORBIS and MORRIS library catalogs. If an item is eligible for Scan and Deliver, a ‘request’ link will appear. Requests are then received by library staff members who will locate, retrieve, and scan the materials within two business days. When the request is ready for download, patrons will receive an email containing a link to access the PDF.”

via Yale University Library News

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Q&A: Libraries turn new page into digital age

“Michael Dula recently began his appointment as chief technology officer for the Yale University Library, which is one of the largest university libraries in North America. In this newly created role, he will develop a technology strategy for the University’s 18 different libraries, which house over 12.5 million volumes.”

via YaleNews

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Law School Library leads open access

Yale Daily News – “An online access project has given Yale Law School faculty broader readership than ever before. The Law School Library added roughly 3,000 faculty-published scholarly articles from legal journals to an open access database on its website over the past year — giving it the largest online repository of its kind. The efforthas made Yale a leader among institutions seeking to increase the amount of academic content that is freely available to the public. The database has generated more than 300,000 downloads from visitors worldwide in the last 12 months alone, and law librarians at Yale said they hope the University’s progress will encourage other law schools to implementsimilaropen access initiatives.?While law libraries across the country have already worked to compile repositories likeYale’s, Law School librarian Blair Kauffman said none of these databases are on par with the University’s, which will continue to expand as faculty publish more articles.Julian Aiken, access services librarian at the Law School Library, said the site has received traffic from more than 41,000 visitors in over 160 countries within the last year.”

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Yale alumni gain free access to JSTOR’s extensive online scholarly resources

Press Release – “Yale’s more than 130,000 alumni worldwide now have access to a treasure trove of online resources thanks to collaboration between the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA), JSTOR and the Yale University Library. Alumni can freely use all JSTOR collections licensed by Yale. JSTOR (short for “journal storage”), a non-profit service founded in 1995, is a digital archive of over 1,000 academic journals and one million primary sources.”

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Yale to Receive Kissinger Papers and Establish the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy

Yale Daily Bulletin – “President Richard C. Levin today announced that Dr. Henry A. Kissinger will donate his papers to Yale University. The collection, which consists of approximately one million documents and objects covering Dr. Kissinger’s extraordinary life as a diplomat, scholar, teacher, and private citizen, will enhance Yale’s existing strengths as an archival repository for major 20th century American leaders. Yale already holds the papers of renowned former diplomats and alumni Henry Stimson (Class of 1888), Dean Acheson (Class of 1915), and Cyrus Vance (Class of 1939, LAW ’42), as well as those of President Woodrow Wilson’s most influential adviser, “Colonel” Edward House.”

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Yale announces free online access to museum, library collections

AP – “Yale University officials announced yesterday that the school intends to be the first in the Ivy League to offer free online access to digital images of millions of objects housed in its museums, archives, and libraries.

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No license will be required for transmission of the images, and no limitations will be imposed on their use, which will allow scholars, artists and others around the world to use Yale collections for study, publication, teaching, and inspiration, Yale officials said.”

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Library to keep NYT free after paywall

Yale Daily News – “The New York Times will launch a paywall next Monday, but for Yalies, free access to “all the news that’s fit to print” will be just a few extra clicks away. Starting March 28, the Times will limit non-subscribers to 20 free online articles each month. Yale students will still have access to the Times’ online image edition — which features the newspaper in its original color print format dating back to May 2010, when the library started its subscription — through the library’s website. While only three of 20 students interviewed said they knew the library subscribed to the Times’ image edition, and only one had ever used it, half said they will turn to the library for access once the paywall is enacted.”

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Cruising Yale’s libraries

Yale Daily News – “Yale libraries are something between a watering hole, battlefield, funhouse, and red-light district, except that none of those places have books and leather sofas, too.”

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Academic and Free-Speech Groups Join Criticism of Yale U. Press Over Cartoons in Book

Chronicle of Higher Ed – “Criticism continues to rain down on Yale University and Yale University Press for their decision to remove all images of the Prophet Muhammad from a forthcoming scholarly book, The Cartoons That Shook the World, by Jytte Klausen.”

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