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Michael Cotta-Schønberg will be speaking not on the future of academic libraries, which he says he has done too much, but on the history of the World Library from 2040 to 2090. The presentation will take the form of a speech by the president of... Read more

May 20, 2014—A March 17 or December 24 birthday often meant that the woman did not know her real birthday or perhaps even her age. She perhaps adopted a date significant to Irish Catholicism as a memory aid and as a link to home. A patient who... Read more

May 6, 2014—Electronic images can be poor substitutes for images in print—one reason why art and architecture scholars continue to rely heavily on print publications despite a shift to digital.

Vanessa Kam, acting head of music, art and... Read more

May 6, 2014—During Preservation Week (April 27 – May 3), the Library’s Weissman Preservation Center and Collections Care unit welcomed over 75 visitors to learn more about methods, tools and materials.

Presses, cutters, solvents, brushes,... Read more

March 4, 2014—Gesturing at a map, crudely drawn with colorful markers, anthropologist Nancy Fried Foster was particularly captivated by a bright, yellow sun in the corner.

That sun prompted the... Read more

March 4, 2014—It’s a full week across the Harvard Library! Check out the exhibitions, presentations, discussions and film screenings scheduled this week.

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Dear colleagues,

I am looking forward to sharing some updates with you at our all-staff meetings scheduled for 10am and 3pm on Thursday. Both will be held in Langdell Hall, and since seating is limited, you can sign up... Read more

February 24, 2014—Fair Use Week, sponsored by the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC), has arrived!

Check out events throughout the week, including guest bloggers... Read more

February 18, 2014—The inaugural Fair Use Week, sponsored by the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC), will be held from February 24 to 28. It will feature guest blogs from experts on... Read more

Dear All

I am pleased to invite nominations for the Strategic Conversations Working Group. The Strategic Conversations series is designed to inform the strategic direction of the Library and foster a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship... Read more

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