[Coll_Collab] Re: Posting new acquisitions information to the list

Suzanne Lorimer suzanne.lorimer at yale.edu
Thu Jan 4 17:08:16 EST 2007


Thanks for such a swift reply -- and with such good news!  Could you take a
minute and send this information to select at mailman.yale.edu so that selectors
throughout the system will be aware of this new publicity possibility?  
I think
faculty and grad students are generally kept up to date about new resources
through their library liaison, but disseminating the announcements through the
front door will assure that people in other departments who have
interdisciplinary interests -- and undergraduates -- will be kept 
up-to-date as


Quoting Katie Bauer <kathleen.bauer at yale.edu>:

> Hi,
> I agree that I would like to see such collections highlighted on the 
> library's web site, using either In Focus or the News.  I just 
> haven't had time to create these items, even when I know about them.  
> If people have an item to highlight they would need to send a very 
> brief bit of text (10 to 15 words max) for the Front Door blurb, and 
> then a longer bit of text for the In Focus full record.
> Katie
>  At 04:36 PM 1/4/2007, Suzanne Lorimer wrote:
>> 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!
>> -Sue
>> Suzanne Lorimer
>> Coordinator of Research Services
>> Sterling Memorial Library
>> Yale University
>> P.O. Box 208240
>> New Haven, CT 06520-8240
>> (203) 432-8371

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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