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
February 10, 2015—The new term brings with it a host of exhibitions; make sure to stop by!
January 13, 2015—Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will hold two all-staff meetings in late February to update staff members on current and future library... 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 4, 2014—Librarians and faculty from across Harvard, the United States and even across the pond gathered to share problems and brainstorm solutions around the long-term life of print materials in a digital age at the Harvard Library’s... Read more