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Creating a Visitor Services Desk in Widener Lobby

Cheryl LaGuardia, Research Librarian, Harvard College Library—Academic Programs

A pilot project of an information service point in the front lobby of Widener Library to greet, direct, and... Read more

Cobweb is a one-year IMLS-funded project led by the California Digital Library (CDL) partnering with Harvard Library and the UCLA Library. Cobweb will be an open-source collaborative collection development platform for creating comprehensive web... Read more

All of the major Harvard Library repositories count video among their valued holdings, though in some cases these materials are not yet available to the scholarly community due to lack of resources for cataloging and processing. At the same time... Read more

On September 21 and 22, Vice President for the Harvard Library Sarah Thomas shared updates on library activities, finances, and projects during two all-staff meetings held at Radcliffe’s Knafel Center. The presentation included status updates on... Read more

Lamont Library implements a new unified service model this September. The centerpiece of this model is the new unified service point in the first-floor lobby. Here, Access Services and Research Services provide a combined “front door” through... Read more

Two projects involving Harvard Library, “Building a Participant Pool for Internal Accessibility Testing at Harvard” and “Launch ASC (the Analytics Staff Consortium),” are among the winners of the... Read more

Harvard Library’s Copyright First Responders and the Library Innovation Lab have won the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight News Challenge on Libraries Prototype Award for their collaborative project, “... Read more

What’s a Big Idea for the Harvard Library? The question led off the June 16th retreat attended by members of the Library Leadership Team, co-chairs of the Standing Committees, and other key staff.  Facilitated by Brightspot Strategy, the... Read more

Harvard Library is pleased to announce the release of a significant set of upgrades to the Class Request Tool (CRT), an open-source application with broad utility to archives and special collections with active teaching programs. Over the past... Read more

On February 12, the Digital Learning and User Experience team partnered with groups from Harvard University Information Technology to host the first student usability “Test Fest” in the User Research Center. During the three-hour event, five... Read more

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