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World Digital Library now online


The World Digital Library, a free, multilingual collection of primary materials from around the world, of which Yale is a primary contributor, was launched yesterday.

The World Digital Library, which was officially inaugurated Tuesday at the Paris headquarters of UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has started small, with about 1,200 documents and their explanations from scholars in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. But it is designed to accommodate an unlimited number of such texts, charts and illustrations from as many countries and libraries as want to contribute.

World Digital Library putting human history a click away Edward Cody Chicago Tribune 4/22/09

More from the YDN here.


5th Place

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Sydney photo by kwasiak

The Art History Newsletter posted a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index stats in “Art History and Criticism.” Yale ranked 5th. At the risk of sounding like an apologist for not winning, placing, or showing, some have apparently criticized the Index for using faulty data. The official statistics get released in September, when we will separate the wheat from the chaff. In the meantime…


1. Harvard U.
2. Columbia U.
3. U. of Pennsylvania
4. New York U.
5. Yale U.
5. U. of Virginia
7. U. of Texas at Austin
8. U. of California at Berkeley
9. U. of Chicago
10. U. of Pennsylvania

Posted by: Ian M.