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July 28, 2014

Beginning July 29, Library Technology Services will introduce a new navigation bar on Library Systems websites. The improved navigation gives users a more intuitive way to navigate between Harvard Library resources. This bar will be familiar to those of you who have used the new HOLLIS+ system during the library beta preview.

The Primo Implementation Project Usability Team conducted usability testing of the new navigation bar. Their tests confirmed that users understood the links and expected that the Journals link would help them find both journals and articles. The usability tests also confirmed that users understood that the Databases link would help them find e-resources including databases and online reference sources.

In HOLLIS+ the new navigation bar will link to HOLLIS+ and HOLLIS Classic. In all...

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July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014—In May 2012, Ralph Lieberman began photographing Harvard's architecture ― from bicycle racks to library stacks ― for a project commissioned by Harvard College Library's Fine Arts Library (FAL) and the Graduate School of Design's Frances Loeb Library.

"These photographs may be useful to multiple disciplines at Harvard, from Design and Fine Arts to the Humanities, as everyone has their own lens through which they see Harvard," said Alix Reiskind, digital initiatives librarian at the Frances Loeb Library, who was involved in the...

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July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014—Recent stories featuring library staff members, collections and programs.

Bronte juvenilia at Houghton and their conservationHarvard Gazette, The Genesis of Genius; BuzzFeed, The Brontes Made Tiny Books as...

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July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Administrative and Operations Support Services Manager—Harvard Library (Grade 58, Req# 33175BR)

Cartographic Materials Project Cataloger—Harvard Library (Grade 56, Req# 33243BR)

Lead Recruitment Services Consultant—Harvard Human Resources (Grade 58, Req# 33115BR)

Lead User Assistant/Grossman Library Computer Support Assistant—Division of Continuing Education (Grade 53, Req# 33106BR)

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July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014

Dear colleagues,

The CNI/JISC conference takes place every other year in the UK, and this year’s event took place in a hot and sultry Bristol. There were speakers on open data, on the future of journals and on open scholarship, and I returned with a strengthened conviction that the Harvard Library should be investing more in data management and in support for researchers producing and using data. There are also some interesting ideas being floated about how universities and libraries can provide open access to long-form publications. I had the opportunity to spend two days with colleagues from the UK and US, including Mackenzie Smith, with...

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