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This is a platform for Library news and events. Please send comments and suggestions to Thomas Dodson.

December 16, 2014

Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members; it is published periodically on the Harvard Library portal. Have something to share? Please send it to Kate Kondayen, communications officer.

Amanda Bowen will leave her position as head of...

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December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014—Harvard’s libraries, collections and staff members were recently featured in blogs, on WBUR and in the Harvard Gazette.

November 6: In the Harvard Gazette, Harvard scholars—including Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Robert Darnton—recalled their personal histories with Berlin at the anniversary of the coming down of the wall.

November 10: Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa’s visit to the Harvard Film Archive—part of a film series centered around the director and presented in conjunction with the “Lives of the Great Patriotic War” exhibition—was...

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December 12, 2014

December 16, 2014—Following a successful program launch this year, the Harvard Library will welcome its second cohort of Pforzheimer Fellows in the summer of 2015.

The program, which seeks to foster intellectual and professional partnerships between professional librarians and graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, is named in honor of Carl H. Pforzheimer III and his generous contributions to Harvard and its libraries.

Interested graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences must state their interest in one of 16 proposed library projects from nine repositories and three departments of the Harvard Library. Projects touch on the intellectual issues of librarianship via work on collections and services. Read more about the program, proposed projects and applications...

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December 10, 2014

Links to records in HOLLIS (Aquabrowser) will stop working when HOLLIS Aquabrowser is decommissioned on the morning of Monday December 22. Please update any HOLLIS (Aquabrowser) record links as soon as possible.

All links of the form
http://hollis.harvard.edu/?itemid=|library/m/aleph|007978242
must be updated to the persistent links form
http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/007978242/catalog
to continue working.

Links can be updated to the new persistent link syntax in advance of December 22, 2014.

Please visit the ...

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December 9, 2014

December 9, 2014—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has awarded the Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library a grant of over $365,000. The grant will enable the Center and collaborators at the University of Alberta Libraries to open up research data for reuse and interdisciplinary study via the creation of rich metadata for discovery, access, citation and long-term preservation.

“Research data captures the evolution of a studied population in a particular historical—biological, social, cultural, political—context,” said project advocate Nicholas Christakis, a Yale University professor formerly of Harvard Medical School. “If the metadata and data of more longitudinal records were made transparent to researchers and searchable online, the possibilities for the types of medical, sociological,...

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