Never heard of Svalbard and Jan Mayen? Join the club. These Norse islands in the remote Arctic Ocean are among the few places in the world with no recorded downloads from Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH), the free and open... Read more
Picture this: it’s a Thursday night in Lamont and you are madly typing away on a paper due the next morning. You’re calmly searching the internet for sources when all of a sudden, you have an emergency. There’s an awesome totally relevant article... Read more
April 17, 2014—In November 2013, Harvard received 23 takedown notices from Elsevier, a publisher of academic journals.
A takedown notice is a request from a copyright holder to remove a work from the internet because of alleged copyright... Read more
January 21, 2014—Work on migrating to the next-generation Digital Repository Service (DRS) is well under way, with several accomplishments including a major milestone since the... Read more
November 19, 2013—The File Information Tool Set (FITS) was created by Harvard Library to support the activities of the Digital Preservation Service (DRS). FITS is used during the DRS deposit process to automatically generate metadata for DRS... Read more
October 29, 2013—Link rot occurs when hyperlinks to a source in an article break, leaving scholars without access to important information.
To address the problem, Jonathan Zittrain, professor of law and computer science and vice dean for... Read more