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The 2016 Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art has been awarded to two Harvard graduate students during a ceremony preceding the Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture.

First-place winner Helen Yang graduated from Harvard College in 2012... Read more

What do the acoustical analysis of the JFK assassination and Greek shadow theater have in common? The projects they represent, along with many more, exist because of Open Your Hidden Collections funding. For the first time, funding recipients... 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 10, 2015—The Russian word samizdat comes from the combination of sam- or “self” with izdatel’stvo, “published house,” and roughly translates to “I publish myself.”

The word and the practices it describes both emerged in the 1950s in... Read more

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has awarded the Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library a grant of over $365,000. The grant will enable the Center and collaborators at the University of Alberta Libraries to... Read more

Movie marathons are no longer the exclusive domain of Saturday matinees. In recent decades, scholars have recognized the value of films as texts across many disciplines. A recent gift to the Harvard Library from Academy Award-winning director/... Read more

October 14, 2014—A new portrait of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was installed in Knowledge and Library Services at the Harvard... Read more

September 16, 2014—Johns Hopkins University recently joined the Borrow Direct network, joining Harvard and nine other peer university libraries in a collaborative that increases scholarly... Read more

September 8, 2014—BorrowDirect recently announced the addition of Johns Hopkins University to the program, in which ten partner library systems including the Harvard Library, engage in resource sharing and... Read more

August 26, 2014—Old habits may die hard, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. David Gordon Lyon, founder of Harvard’s Semitic Museum, Hollis Professor of Divinity and Hancock Professor of Hebrew and other Oriental Languages began keeping a... Read more

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