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January 14, 2016—It was every librarian’s nightmare: opening a box to reveal soaking wet film, video and audio tapes. In the workshop entitled “(What If) A River Runs Through It: Salvaging Wet Audiovisual Materials,” Elizabeth Walters,... Read more

Attendees listen as Kate Rich, Senior Technician in Collections Care (standing, center) guides them through the book binding process.

Over the course of the afternoon, fine paper and linen thread became books, thanks to the expert... Read more

Open Access Week is an international event highlighting open access to research and promoting it as the new default for peer-reviewed scholarship. This week, the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) planned a... Read more

Over 350 students visited Lamont Library during the 2015 Freshman Open House on August 31. This popular annual event included food, prizes, tours of the library, and a visit by the event's unofficial mascot, a... Read more

July 14, 2015 – On 13-14 April, the Judaica Division hosted at the Harvard Faculty Club an international invitational conference as part of the EVA Minerva series, an initiative of... Read more

Sarah E. Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University and James L. Mullins, Dean of Libraries and Esther Ellis Norton Professor, Purdue University co-hosted... Read more

May 12, 2015—The Harvard community recently took a pause from the exams and papers, finals and farewells that come at end of term to instead look ahead by welcoming admitted students to campus. Many Schools across Harvard host open weekends for... Read more

April 22, 2015—Universities are well-known as places that gather experts, all in the pursuit of generating knowledge. Along the way, they also gather historical artifacts. This Friday, April 24, the Radcliffe Institute's "... Read more

April 7, 2015—National Poetry Month has kicked off, and the Harvard Library has a variety of events and activities coming up to celebrate “the best words in the best order.”

Events include:

The George Parker Winship Lecture: "The Muse in... 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

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