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HarvardX’s free online course “The Book: Histories Across Time and Space” is the result of a dynamic partnership with Harvard Library. The massive open online... Read more

April 28, 2015—Pictures say a thousand words, and Shared Shelf, the Library’s latest image cataloging tool, captures them all. The over 4 million images in the Library’s collections should now be even more discoverable through the use of Shared... Read more

March 31, 2015—Staff members may now find up-to-date info on activities from the Library's internal governing groups on the new Library Governance Wiki. The wiki is an online shared space for groups including the Library Leadership Team and the... Read more

March 24, 2015—The Harvard Library is joining with the California Digital Library, the University of California system, Ohio State University and the University of British Columbia in a study funded by the Mellon Foundation to help define the... Read more

March 10, 2015—Space may be the final frontier, but its exploration has long been one of man’s pursuits, as shown in Houghton Library’s current exhibition Starry Messengers: Signs and Science from the Skies. Books and manuscripts display the... Read more

February 23, 2015—What do The Grey Album, your last term paper, and Google have in common?

They all are made possible and protected by the fair use principle, which is being celebrated at libraries and universities nationwide beginning... Read more

February 19, 2015—Improvements to HOLLIS+ are ongoing, and Phase II work on integrating images and finding aids into HOLLIS+ is nearing completion. Here are some of the changes made in the past month for both general and special collections.... Read more

Dear Friends,

A friendly reminder: Fair Use Week, sponsored by the... Read more

February 10, 2015—The new term brings with it a host of exhibitions; make sure to stop by!

Icons of Knowledge: Architecture and Symbolism in National Libraries at... Read more

February 10, 2015—The Office for Scholarly Communication spearheads efforts to unlock and share scholarly work at Harvard. In the current fiscal year, this has included developing new open-access (OA) policies, implementing existing OA policies,... Read more

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