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Did you know there is a library in Philadelphia where patrons can borrow neckties? Or that a number of libraries in the Midwest make fishing rods available for loan? As part of her Library of Things project, Rachel Karasick looked into how... Read more

A study of guerrilla libraries, an app that allows you to swap your digital trash with strangers, and a mobile-friendly site that helps Nigerians research their constitutional rights—these are just three of the projects completed this summer by... Read more

How can we make Harvard web products accessible to all our users? In 2016, experts from across the University joined together to address this question. “Building a Participant Pool for Internal Accessibility Testing at Harvard” was one of the... Read more

The Open Greek and Latin Project (OGL) is an international collaboration working to bring free access to all source texts written in Classical Greek or Latin... Read more

Libraries transform lives.

The campus library has always been at the heart of University life. It’s a place where people come together—where a first-generation college student plugging away at that night’s problem set can be sitting next to... Read more

Did you know that you can borrow GoPro cameras, an Oculus Rift, and other tools from Harvard Library? A new site showcases items available... Read more

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

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