[Coll_Collab] Posting new acquisitions information to the list

Suzanne Lorimer suzanne.lorimer at yale.edu
Thu Jan 4 16:36:19 EST 2007

On January 4, Martha wrote:

Finally, I have a question about the use of this list <
collectionscollaborative at mailman.yale.edu >.  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?


While I think posting information on new accessions and materials newly
available for research on this list is a good idea, I think this information
should be disseminated much more widely. It should be posted to the Public
Services list (yulpub at mailman.yale.edu) so that ALL reference staff, including
those who staff Yale's virtual chat reference service, will be kept up-to-date.
 I also think that the In Focus section of the library's front door should
routinely be used to announce the availability of all types of new research
collections and materials -- manuscript, archival, printed, microform, and
electronic -- to the wider Yale community. How else do we do this in an
organized, predictable manner?  In addition to talking among ourselves on
internal library lists about new acquisitions, let's shout about them to the
Yale community!


Suzanne Lorimer
Coordinator of Research Services
Sterling Memorial Library
Yale University
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
(203) 432-8371

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