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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

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

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

October 29, 2013—Schlesinger Library and the Center for the History of Medicine (CHoM) at Countway Library both held “Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons” in conjunction with Open Access Week, October 13-20, 2013... Read more

October 25, 2013—Open Access Week, October 21-27, kicked off at Harvard with a discussion featuring Peter Suber, director of the Office for Scholarly Communication and... Read more

October 22, 2013—In 1905, a woman in Maryland was commissioned to drive a horse-drawn wagon filled with books into remote areas without libraries—which was a good idea until the cart was hit by a train. Luckily there were no human or equine... Read more