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February 24, 2015

February 24, 2015—Harvard’s libraries, collections and staff members were recently featured in campus and external media publications.

December 24: A Harvard Gazette story looked at ways in which the Schlesinger Library exhibit “What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War” explored the conflict's intimate, individual narratives.

The January-February issue of Harvard Magazine contained an article on the “Wild West” of academic publishing, looking at the troubled present and promising future of...

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February 24, 2015

February 23, 2015—What do The Grey Album, your last term paper, and Google have in common?

They all are made possible and protected by the fair use principle, which is being celebrated at libraries and universities nationwide beginning February 23.

Fair Use Week 2015 is designed to raise awareness of and foster better understanding of the legal doctrine allowing previously published, painted, filmed or played material to be used in the creation of new material, spanning everything from academic texts to musical mashups.

“The rights granted by the fair use statute—which aids education, news reporting, research and scholarship—give you the ability to stand on the shoulders of...

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February 19, 2015

February 19, 2015—Improvements to HOLLIS+ are ongoing, and Phase II work on integrating images and finding aids into HOLLIS+ is nearing completion. Here are some of the changes made in the past month for both general and special collections.

View Finding Aids in HOLLIS+

Finding Aids can now be viewed directly within HOLLIS+. Records with Finding Aids will display a new tab labeled "Finding Aids."

HOLLIS+ Screenshot

The Finding Aid view in HOLLIS+ is nearly identical to OASIS. It includes a link back to the HOLLIS+ record and a link to the full ecord in OASIS.

HOLLIS+ Screenshot

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February 19, 2015

Dear Friends,

Kyle CourtneyA friendly reminder: Fair Use Week, sponsored by the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication, is nearly upon us again, and this year promises to be bigger and better. What was a Harvard-only undertaking last year has become a nationwide event. From MIT to UMass, the University of Texas to the University of Michigan, Fair Use Week has caught on like wildfire. 

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February 17, 2015

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 the Harvard Library communications team at harvard_library@harvard.edu.

Mary Walker GrahamMary Walker Graham continues her work with the Woodberry Poetry Room, taking on a new role as assistant curator. Mary will assist the curator in the administration and operation of the Poetry Room, with the objective...

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