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It was every librarian’s nightmare: opening a box to reveal soaking wet film, video and audio tapes. In the workshop entitled “(What If) A River Runs Through It: Salvaging Wet Audiovisual Materials,” Elizabeth Walters, preservation... Read more

March 31, 2015—Staff members may now find up-to-date info on activities from the Library's internal governing groups on the new Library Governance Wiki. The wiki is an online shared space for groups including the Library Leadership Team and the... Read more

November 25, 2014—According to a recent study by Thomson Reuters, Harvard is one of the top universities in the United States for scholarly output in library and information science, contributing the second-highest number of papers to academic... Read more

December 2, 2014—The Harvard Library recently kicked off a year-long series of events dedicated to professional development as part of the strategic... Read more

November 11, 2014—“Don't throw the past away / You might need it some rainy day,” sang Peter Allen. “Everything old is new again.”

The adage has certainly proven true for libraries’ special collections. Their transformation from untapped... Read more

October 28, 2014—Pedestrians outside Lamont Library were appalled earlier this month to see books and papers sodden on their shelves, once-orderly stacks unfurling into a warped disaster zone. But a cheerful sign relieved tension and judgment—it... Read more

October 7, 2014—The Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) team at Harvard Business School (HBS) kicked off the FY15 KLS Forum series with a case study discussion designed to encourage staff members to think critically about a culture of innovation... Read more

September 30, 2014—Increased access to digital materials advances knowledge while presenting complex issues. In “The Future of the Book,” a Harvard Library Strategic Conversation, audience members discussed how knowledge has been handed down over... Read more

Data Scientist Training for Librarians or DST4L is an experimental course being offered by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics John G. Wolbach Library and the Harvard Library to train librarians... Read more

July 8, 2014—Roger Schonfeld, Ithaka S+R’s program director for libraries, users and scholarly practices, joined a Harvard Library Strategic... Read more

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