Yale News: Yale, Field Museum map species diversity in South American national parks

Yale News: Yale, Field Museum map species diversity in South American national parks. “Park rangers, naturalists, tourists, educators, and land managers can now take a virtual tour of species diversity across three South American countries thanks to a new information dashboard created by researchers at Yale University and the Field Museum in Chicago. The Biodiversity Dashboard lists almost 5,500 species found in and around national parks in three of the world’s most biodiverse countries: Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.”

Yale School of Management: Program on Financial Stability Launches Financial Crisis Chart Archive

Yale School of Management: Program on Financial Stability Launches Financial Crisis Chart Archive. “The Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS), in collaboration with the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution, has launched an online collection of charts and graphs illustrating key developments in the escalation of the global financial crisis of 2007–09, the government’s efforts to combat it, and the effects of those interventions.”

Yale News: Collection of Musical Instruments to resume public hours

Yale News: Collection of Musical Instruments to resume public hours. “Musette, Mayuri, Double Virginal. Yale students may have never heard of these instruments, but they reside only a step away at 15 Hillhouse Ave. The Romanesque building — which holds Yale’s Collection of Musical Instruments has been under renovation since May 2019 — will resume public hours starting the last week of February…. The collection is additionally expanding its online catalogue of instruments. Timothy Feil, who currently works at the collection, noted that the catalogue will provide information for visitors who want to know more about the showcased instruments.”

Lifehacker: Take This Yale Course on the ‘Science of Well-Being’ For Free

Lifehacker: Take This Yale Course on the ‘Science of Well-Being’ For Free. “If one of your 2020 goals is to work on more productive habits and increase your own happiness in life, Yale might be able to help you get there. Yale is offering its course on ‘The Science of Well-Being’ online through Coursea for anyone to take, provided you have an internet connection.”

Times of Israel: Yale launches Holocaust survivors podcast

Times of Israel: Yale launches Holocaust survivors podcast. “The series launched this week with the testimony of Martin Schiller, a Jewish man from Poland who described his experiences in the concentration and slave labor camps of Plaszow, Skarzysko-Kamienna, Buchenwald and Theresienstadt.”

YaleNews: Yale ISPS receives grant funding for Data CuRe project

YaleNews: Yale ISPS receives grant funding for Data CuRe project. “Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) has received a grant from The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), to support the sharing and development of reproducible research practices.”

Yale Law School: “Legally Binding” exhibition goes online

Yale Law School: “Legally Binding” exhibition goes online. “The Rare Book Collection’s current exhibition, ‘Legally Binding: Fine and Historic Bindings from the Yale Law Library,’ can now be viewed online in our Flickr site (link is external), in the Legally Binding album (link is external). The album contains images of all 34 volumes displayed in the exhibition, plus three more that were cut from the physical exhibition for lack of space.”

Yale News: New mobile apps guide visitors through Yale’s art museums

Yale News: New mobile apps guide visitors through Yale’s art museums. “Visitors to the Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Art Gallery have a new tool to guide them through the museums’ galleries and to consult when a painting by Turner or Van Gogh, among others, sparks their curiosity. The museums have launched mobile apps that provide audio commentary by curators, conservators, scholars, and students on selected works and architectural features.”

YaleNews: Digital humanist Schuwey on rebooting a 400-year-old French Facebook

YaleNews: Digital humanist Schuwey on rebooting a 400-year-old French Facebook. “At Yale, in the newly reopened Digital Humanities Lab (DHLab), [Christophe] Schuwey will work on one of his latest projects, which involves digitizing the printed books of written portraits that circulated amongst French elites and high bourgeoisie in the 1600s — which, he said, functioned pretty much like Facebook does today. Schuwey will use 21st-century computing technology to relink these 17th-century social networks, giving modern scholars like himself new access to this lost ‘virtual world’ of fluctuating social hierarchy and markets of individual reputation in 1600s France.”

Yale News: Online search tool ‘lifting a veil’ on Yale’s collections

Yale News: Online search tool ‘lifting a veil’ on Yale’s collections. “Archives at Yale, a new software tool launched in early September, allows students, faculty, and other researchers to search more precisely across and within more than 5,000 collections held by 10 Yale libraries and museums. The new tool is based on a widely used open-source web application — which means that Yale’s investment in developing it will benefit other libraries and museums around the world. “

Yale University Library: Grammy Museum-funded digitization project brings rare Charles Ives performances to the world

Yale University Library: Grammy Museum-funded digitization project brings rare Charles Ives performances to the world. “The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library has completed an eighteen-month project to digitize and stream online a collection of early, rarely heard performances of works composed by Charles Ives.”

YaleNews: Project revives old software, preserves ‘born-digital’ data

YaleNews: Project revives old software, preserves ‘born-digital’ data. “Digital preservationists at Yale University Library are building a shareable ’emulation as a service’ infrastructure to resurrect thousands of obsolete software programs and ensure that the information produced on them will be kept intact and made easily available for future access, study, and use.”

New-to-Me, from Yale: Digital Archive of Medieval Song

New-to-me, found via a Google Alert, looks like it’s relatively recent, from Yale: Digital Archive of Medieval Song. “This project will develop a digital platform to publish texts, manuscript images, music, and scholarly resources relating to medieval song in late-medieval England. Approximately 3,000 lyrics in English survive in 450 manuscripts from the twelfth to the early sixteenth century, alongside many more in Latin and French. The large majority are anonymous; some are copied with music. Only a fraction of this important repertory has been studied and performed. This Archive aims to make the close and careful study of these songs in original manuscripts accessible to the scholars and public who are interested in the rich history of song in England.”

Yale University Library: Fortunoff Archive receives Delmas grant to transcribe earliest testimonies

Yale University Library: Fortunoff Archive receives Delmas grant to transcribe earliest testimonies. “The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies is delighted to announce that it is the recipient of a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. The Delmas Foundation, which was established to promote ‘the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity,’ will help the Archive transcribe the oldest testimonies in its collection, which were recorded between 1979 and 1981 by the Archive’s predecessor organization: the Holocaust Survivors Film Project.”