January 20, 2015—Houghton Library has seen a 200% rise in demand for object-based teaching with its special collections since 2000, a trend that is mirrored to some degree across the University and educational institutions around the country.... Read more
January 20, 2015—This year, you can add an even more personal touch to your sweet nothings by nominating images to be used on the Harvard Library’s Valentine’s Day e-cards. We’re crowdsourcing beautiful, creative and quirky representations of... Read more
January 8, 2015—Below is a list of active e-resource trials for Harvard Library. You are welcome to send any comments or questions to the selector and coordinator listed for each resource. If you have any problem viewing it, the list is also... Read more
December 2, 2014—Lamonsters may sound like something that goes bump in the night, but they’re actually just library fans.
The moniker refers to followers of Lamont Library’s latest endeavor to virtually reach its patrons—... Read more
November 25, 2014—The thrill of an unearthing a long-forgotten treasure in the stacks is a private joy for most, but library staff get the added thrill of bringing the materials to a wider audience through digitization, as Slavic librarian Anna... Read more
November 18, 2014—In many volumes, the meaning of a book comes solely from the ideas conveyed by the printed text it contains, but other tomes invite more interpretation from the reader. Pages in Keith Smith’s Book 91 are punched with holes and... Read more
November 11, 2014—“Don't throw the past away / You might need it some rainy day,” sang Peter Allen. “Everything old is new again.”
The adage has certainly proven true for libraries’ special collections. Their transformation from untapped... Read more
November 4, 2014—Harvard’s libraries, collections and staff members were recently featured on RadioBoston and WGBH and in the Harvard Crimson and the Harvard Gazette.
October 15: Pusey Library's "From the Alps to the Ocean: Maps of the... Read more
November 3, 2014—John Keats may have believed that “a thing of beauty is a joy forever”—but, ironically, he regularly discarded and gave away drafts of his own poems. Most of his original, handwritten works were preserved by friends in the... 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