Yale University Library has received its first-ever gift to establish an endowed fund to support digital preservation. The $100,000 gift comes from an anonymous 2008 graduate of Yale College, now a historian of modern warfare.
When the COVID-19 pandemic moved her introductory biology laboratory to Zoom, Yale faculty member Maria Moreno saw an opportunity. The result was a collaboration with librarians to develop an intensive six-week introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology.
The renovated space, once home to Yale Library’s map collection, now has a screening room, viewing booths, video collections, offices, cold storage for film, and a film preservation suite to support conservation and research.