Category Archives: Recommended Sites

Roundup of new architecture in New Haven


Design New Haven has a great new post here, summarizing new works of architecture in New Haven:

With major new commissions such as the Yale School of Management New Campus (Sir Norman Foster), College Square (Robert A.M. Stern), 55 Park Street (Svigals + Partners and Behnisch Architects), Yale-New Haven Hospital’s new 500,000 square-foot Cancer Hospital (SBRA), 360 State (Becker + Becker), University Health Services (Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam) and Gateway Community College (Perkins + Will) — and many others — currently in design or construction, the image of Downtown New Haven will be changing for years to come. Can New Haven sustain its longstanding reputation as a place for some of the nation’s most groundbreaking architecture and design?

Also, check out their coverage on the streetcar proposal for downtown New Haven, here.


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.


Need Wireless?


Is your favorite Library closed during Spring break? Check out this directory of Wi-Fi access points from PCWorld Magazine. Search by address, city, state, country, airport or zip code to find free wireless service.

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Online Libraries

Think it’s impossible to find free books online? Think again. There are tons of online libraries that provide fiction, nonfiction and reference books at no charge. Here is a list of the best 25 places to read free books online.

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The Paul Rudolph Foundation Blog

The Paul Rudolph Foundation was established in 2002 by a group of friends, colleagues and former associates with the intent to further the preservation, knowledge and understanding of the work of one of the important late modernist architects and educators Paul M. Rudolph (1918-1997).

Check out the blog maintained by the Paul Rudolph Foundation here. One of the best things I found on the blog was this flickr group dedicated to Rudolph’s work. A particularly good set of pics, of the Bass residence in Fort Worth (seen below), can be found here.

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Kanye West’s latest architectural picks

Above: Five Franklin Place, New York

Check out more new architecture and design at Kanye West’s Blog.

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The Library Café

The Library Café is a weekly program of table talk with scholars, artists, publishers and librarians about books, ideas, and the formation and circulation of knowledge. It is hosted by Thomas Hill, and can be heard on WVKR FM 91.3 Tuesday afternoons between 12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m. ET (16.00-17.00 GMT) during the academic year.

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