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What if the Harvard Library was not a library, but a bookstore? We would have the most amazing staff picks shelf. Will you help us build it?
From now until the holiday break, we are soliciting contributions. Stop by the site, add one of your own and check out what everyone else has offered up as a personal pick.
As always, send us your feedback.
The Library Innovation Lab
Read a Harvard Gazette article about the famous signatures contained in the university's archives and its guest albums.
Today’s light snow/sleet will transition to freezing rain or just rain nearer the coast by mid-morning and will linger into the afternoon.
Tomorrow, some snowfall (approaching 3") is possible especially south of the Mass Pike. The snow is expected to start mid-morning and continue into the late afternoon. Exact totals and locations are still uncertain.
A message from Matthew Sheehy, head of Access Services:
This week we will launch the first phase of the intra-library delivery service we have branded “Harvard Direct.” Patrons will be able to request books from Countway, Law and Widener for delivery to any library that receives five-day-per-week HUMS service, including the owning library. Those libraries include: Andover-Harvard, Baker, Cabot, Countway, Fine Arts, Gutman, Harvard-Yenching, Kennedy School, Lamont, Law, Loeb Design, Loeb Music, Tozzer, Widener, and Wolbach.
The launch will be in two phases: HOLLIS Classic will show “Request Item” links for the appropriate material starting around 4:30 pm on December 5th. In the early morning of December 9th, those same links will appear in HOLLIS.
Many thanks to all those who participated to make this... read more
Knowledge and Library Services is pleased to announce the opening of The Art of American Advertising, 1865–1910, an exhibition and website organized by Baker Library Historical Collections. The exhibition will run through April 5, 2014 in the North Lobby, Baker Library/Bloomberg Center, Harvard Business School.
As a national network for the distribution of mass-produced goods developed after the Civil War, with it came the need for eye-catching, widespread advertising. The Art of American Advertising, 1865–1910 examines the ways in which an emerging advertising industry reached a national market with innovative printing technologies and marketing... read more