[Coll_Collab] Symposium / report / use of list

kraig binkowski kraig.binkowski at yale.edu
Thu Jan 4 11:44:55 EST 2007

Dear Martha,

The symposium sounds great - there are faculty at Yale that regularly 
teach from the BAC collections - both in the galleries and in the 
Rare Books/Prints/Drawings Study Room here at the Museum. Tim 
Barringer, Christopher Wood, and Alex Nemerov from the History of Art 
Department; Alexander Purves, Bryan Fuermann, Sophia Gruzdys from the 
School of Architecture; Norman Paris from the School of Art, Linda 
Peterson from the English Department; Catherine Labio from 
Comparitive Literature; Keith Wrightson from the History Department. 
I am sure that anyone from this list would be an excellent panelist.


Kraig Binkowski
Head Librarian
Reference Library and Photograph Archive
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
P.O. Box 208280
New Haven, CT 06520-8280

Phone: 203.432.2846
Fax: 203.432.9613
Email: kraig.binkowski at yale.edu

At 09:49 AM 1/4/2007, you wrote:
>Dear Collections Collaborative list members,
>Please save the date: On May 17th (aka Norwegian Independence Day!) 
>the Collections Collaborative will be sponsoring a full day 
>symposium that will serve as the kick-off event for initiative's 
>efforts toward "mainstreaming collections reference." Especially in 
>view of Yale's increased emphasis on primary sources in 
>undergraduate teaching and the increased availability of primary 
>sources in electronic format, we want to explore ways of integrating 
>special collections and "regular" reference. We are envisioning four 
>basic components for the symposium: a) an outside speaker to give an 
>overview of issues: Kenneth Hamma of the J. Paul Getty Trust; b) a 
>faculty panel to present to curators/librarians their views on 
>issues related to access/use of special collections at Yale; c) 
>presentations by curators/librarians about materials in their 
>collections on a designated common theme; d) break-out sessions at 
>various Yale collections to show physical objects/resources related 
>to the theme.  We plan to invite reference staff from peer 
>institutions as well.
>More later.....    If you know of faculty members who would be good 
>candidates for serving on the panel, please let me know.
>The December 2006 progress report on the Collections Collaborative 
>is available at http://www.yale.edu/collections_collaborative/CC2006report.doc.
>Finally, I have a question about the use of this list.  Do people 
>think it would be profitable for the various Yale special 
>collections to post brief notices about interesting new accessions, 
>or materials newly available for research use?  For example, the 
>Divinity Library recently received the papers of Henry W. and 
>Elizabeth Luce, parents of Henry R. Luce, who were missionaries in 
>China in the early part of their lives.  Would the posting of 
>information like this on the list be a worthwhile way of raising 
>consciousness about the types of materials being added? If the 
>consensus is that it is worthwhile, would representatives of the 
>various collections be willing to post the information on an ongoing basis?
>P.S.  Please remember to submit brief re-grant proposals by January 
>25th: http://www.yale.edu/collections_collaborative/regrants07.html.
>Martha Lund Smalley
>Special Collections Librarian / Curator of the Day Missions Collection
>Yale Divinity School Library
>409 Prospect St.  New Haven, CT 06511
>Phone 203 432-5289  Fax 203 432-3906
>Martha.Smalley at yale.edu
>CollectionsCollaborative mailing list
>CollectionsCollaborative at mailman.yale.edu

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