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Interlibrary loan is back up (update)

29 October 2015 - 4:11pm by Andy Hickner

Update:  As of Thursday night, ILLiad is back up and running.  Thanks for your patience.

ILLiad, the library's interlibrary loan system, is not functioning. Library ITS is working on a solution to fix this issue as soon as possible. This means we are currently unable to order any materials for users, nor can users submit requests. Please check back for updates.

Open Access Week, October 19-25

13 October 2015 - 4:10pm by Andy Hickner

From October 19-25, the Yale Library is celebrating international Open Access Week with a series of wide-ranging events.  Events will focus on topics from the use of data, images and government documents, to knowing your rights as an author and understanding "predatory publishers."

What is Open Access Week?  Here's a taste, from the week's official website: 

Get help with data from the Research Data Consultation Group

30 September 2015 - 10:57am by Andy Hickner

The Research Data Consultation Group is a collaborative, university-wide group created to provide consultation on data management best practices, implement data management services, and help link users to resources. The RDCG’s membership includes experts in data management, metadata, information technology, and preservation as well as domain expertise in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

RDCG can, for example:

Fall Semester GIS support

8 September 2015 - 9:02am by Andy Hickner

(Authored in collaboration with Kelly Barrick, Center for Science and Social Science Information)

There has been significant change with GIS support recently at Yale.  First, the Libraries are currently in the process of filling the GIS Librarian vacancy. This position will be instrumental in supporting the suite of geospatial services and resources that Yale has to offer. The library is also working with faculty and departments to find additional ways of managing multiple tiers of GIS assistance across campus.

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