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The International Room at Sterling Library.

The International Room at Sterling Library, Yale University

Digital Collections at Yale

The digital age ushers in unprecedented opportunities to extend Yale’s teaching and collections into the world. It is no longer necessary to travel to New Haven to experience the libraries, museums, or classrooms and have access to the University’s intellectual assets.

For example, the Yale University Art Gallery has created eCatalogue, a digital catalogue providing online access to images and basic information on over 80,000 pieces in the Gallery’s holdings. Visit http://ecatalogue.art.yale.edu.

The Peabody Museum of Natural History’s online catalogue contains information on over four million objects and specimens, approximately one-quarter of the collection. Images are available for over 200,000 items. This information can be accessed from the Peabody’s Web site at http://peabody.yale.edu.

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Web site makes available photographs, textual documents, illuminated manuscripts, maps, works of art, and books from more than seventy of the Beinecke’s collections. The collections include such holdings as the Ezra Pound Papers, the Edith Wharton Collection, and maps from the Lewis and Clark Expedition. All of the collections can be accessed at http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary.

For those who wish to learn from members of Yale’s faculty, Open Yale Courses provides free access to a selection of introductory courses taught by some of Yale’s most distinguished teachers and scholars. Free access to the complete set of Open Yale Courses and supporting materials is available at http://oyc.yale.edu.

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