February 10, 2015—The Office for Scholarly Communication spearheads efforts to unlock and share scholarly work at Harvard. In the current fiscal year, this has included developing new open-access (OA) policies, implementing existing OA policies,... Read more
October 21, 2014—It is Open Access Week 2014 and Harvard is celebrating! OA Week is an international event highlighting open access to research and promoting open access as the new default for peer-reviewed scholarship and research. The Office... Read more
October 21, 2014—A recent Harvard Library Strategic Conversation explored why the prices of journals are so high, why they grow faster than inflation, why they vary widely from publisher to publisher, why different universities pay different... Read more
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