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Media Round-Up

February 24, 2015—Harvard’s libraries, collections and staff members were recently featured in campus and external media publications.

December 24: A Harvard Gazette story looked at ways in which the Schlesinger Library exhibit “What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War” explored the conflict's intimate, individual narratives.

The January-February issue of Harvard Magazine contained an article on the “Wild West” of academic publishing, looking at the troubled present and promising future of scholarly communication.

January 11: Kyle Courtney, program manager and copyright advisor in the Office for Scholarly Communication, authored a Politico piece on the changing meaning of “ownership” when it comes to digital consumer content.

January 29: The Harvard Gazette published a story on the 2012 discovery at Houghton of the only known copy of a film by pioneer documentarian Robert Flaherty, Oidhche Sheanchais (A Night of Storytelling).

February 3: The Harvard Crimson covered “Unmasking Jim Crow: Blackface Minstrelsy in American Popular Culture,” a student-curated exhibit composed of items from the Harvard Theatre Collection and on display at Loeb Music Library, as well as the opening symposium that featured banjoist and vocalist Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

February 5: In a Harvard Crimson interview, associate librarian for collection development Dan Hazen discussed some of the Harvard Library’s acquisition adventures.

February 6: Gizmodo posted a piece on the Harvard Depository and Jeffrey Schnapp and Cristoforo Magliozzi's new documentary, Cold Storage.

February 10: A Harvard Magazine piece took an in-depth look at Cold Storage and its premiere at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, which coincided with the opening of the Frances Loeb Library’s exhibit “Icons of Knowledge: Architecture and Symbolism in National Libraries.”

February 11: An Architectural Digest blog post looked at the “Icons of Knowledge” exhibition at Loeb Library.

February 12: The Harvard Gazette posted a piece on Loeb Music Library’s “Unmasking Jim Crow” exhibit.

February 16: Cold Storage and its premiere received a write-up on the arts and culture site Hyperallergic.

February 23: In her “Not Dead Yet” Library Journal column, Widener research librarian Cheryl LaGuardia interviewed Paul Worster, multimodal learning librarian, about his new position and what it entails.

February 23: Research Information contained an interview with David Weinberger, senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, on the topic of “the library-sized hole in the Internet.”

The March–April edition of Harvard Magazine included a write-up of the Schlesinger Library’s 2014–2015 Movie Night series “Gender and Bodies,” including the 1939 Bette Davis film Dark Victory.