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October 22, 2014

Barbara Dames, who worked at the Harvard College Library from 1959 to 1995, passed away on October 19, 2014. Services will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2014 at Keefe Funeral Home, 2715 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. A wake will be held at 10am and the funeral service at 11am.

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October 22, 2014

October 21, 2014

The Harvard Library is pleased to announce a new policy on the use of digital reproductions of works in the public domain. When the Library makes such reproductions and makes them openly available online, it will treat the reproductions themselves as objects in the public domain. It will not try to restrict what users can do with them, nor will it grant or deny permission for any use. For more detail, see the policy FAQ.

The policy supports the Harvard Library’s mission to advance scholarship and...

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October 21, 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.

Susan Cassidy joined the Harvard Library as the public programming and stewardship officer, where she will be responsible for coordinating the Library’s efforts to connect with patrons, scholars and potential donors, and will liaise with the University’s Development Offices in creating strategies for the Library’s Campaign.

Susan comes to the Library from the...

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October 21, 2014

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 prices for the same journal and how these prices impede research and scholarship.

The session was led by Peter Suber from the Library’s Office for Scholarly Communication and featured Ted Bergstrom, an economics professor at UC Santa Barbara and a leading thinker on the economics of scholarly journals. Bergstrom also directs the Big Deal Contract Project, which collects data on journal prices, in collaboration with Paul Courant of the University of Michigan and R...

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October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Access Services Assistant (Library Assistant VI)—Harvard Library (Grade 53, Req# 34039BR)

Research Librarian & Business and Corporate Law Specialist—Harvard Law School Library (Grade 57, Req# 34119BR)

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