As you may know, as of March 1st, Yale has a new Accessibility Policy in place. All university websites must include a link to the Accessibility Statement page. This page also includes a form for users to submit requests, comments, and suggestions on technology accessibility.
The Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection was recently added to FindIt. All of Walpole Library’s digital content was migrated from their former stand-alone system and integrated into the Yale University Library’s Digital Collection. The migration included approximately 14,000 prints, the core of their graphics collection, which encompasses both satirical and non-satirical prints, portraits, theatrical, and topographical prints, as well as several of the library’s extra-illustrated volumes and manuscripts.
The Special Collections Steering Committee is planning an informative and interactive demonstration of the ArchivesSpace Public Interface on February 23rd, at 2-3:30PM. Please join the ArchivesSpace Public User Interface (AS-PUI) Implementation Project Team and colleagues for the opportunity to hear project updates as well as conduct hands-on searches for yourself.
The event takes place in the newly-reopened, SML Lecture Hall and Memorabilia Room.
Yale University Library completed the upgrade of its Voyager Integrated Library System (ILS) from 8.1 to 10.0 over winter break with great success!
The project team updated over 300 workstations with the Voyager 10 clients. Interlibrary loan services, including Borrow Direct, as well as general circulation and operations were up and running by the 3rd of January- one day after Library staff came back from Winter Recess.
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Yale will be soon upgrading the production ArchivesSpace PUI to version 2.2.0, creating the foundation for the migration from YFAD to the Public User Interface. The ArchivesSpace PUI (public user interface) blog keeps staff informed of the significant work the project team and its work groups are doing.
The blog has two new posts this month. Christy Tomecek, Project Archivist, Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Manuscripts & Archives and Alicia Detelich, archivist at Manuscripts & Archives, are co-leaders of the ArchivesSpace Public User Interface (PUI) implementation project’s Data Cleanup and Enhancements Workgroup. Their post “Cleaning Data to Enhance Access and Standardize User Experience, Part I: Planning and Prioritization” details the planning efforts their work group developed to determine prioritization of tasks.
Chrsity Tomecek authored an additional post, “Movin Around with Reorder Mode in Archives Space 2.2.0″, focusing on a particular feature of the new interface: Reorder Mode. If you want to get a head start on learning how this feature works in version 2.2.0, you can try it out in the test instance of the ArchivesSpace PUI, which has already been upgraded. See Christy’s post for links to the test instance.
Library IT is growing! Please join us in welcoming several new members.
In last month’s newsletter the we began the first post in a series of re-posts from the ArchivesSpace PUI blog. This blog keeps staff informed of the significant work the Workgroup is doing.