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June 10, 2014

June 10, 2014— Harvard Direct, a new service that delivers Harvard-owned materials to one of 15 libraries selected by the patron, transitioned on June 5 from from a successful beta test to an established Library service.

The service, which is available to all Harvard faculty, staff and degree-seeking students, will be rolled out at additional libraries in the coming months, and will be widely publicized in September 2014.

During the six-month beta test, which began in December 2013, almost 32,000 items from Widener, Countway and Harvard Law School Library were pulled and delivered within...

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June 10, 2014

June 10, 2014—The Harvard Library’s treasures are as diverse as they are valuable. This year, the Harvard Gazette featured some unique items in library collections in its Curio series.

The series traced noteworthy signatures, gathered  famous writers’ preferred tools, cast a spotlight on tiny stage sets in the Theatre Collection, untangled Walter Gropius’s...

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File Under: Collections
June 10, 2014

Dear colleagues, 

You won't want to miss this! Please join us to share with and hear from your colleagues about the most interesting, useful, and hilarious aspects of your professional conference experiences this past year. We'll gather over food and drinks for an informal sharing of conference takeaways, tangible and intangible. We'll also liven things up with Conference Trivia—how much do you really know about these ubiquitous (semi-) annual gatherings of like-minded people? Come and find out!

RTL Shares Ultimate Conference Party
Thursday, June 19
3:00-4:30 PM
Lamont Forum Room

We need your help to make this a...

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File Under: Staff News
June 9, 2014

The American Astronomical Society announced earlier this week that it will no longer print physical (paper) editions of its publications. This represents a major and monumental change for one of the field’s most venerable institutions and its widely read and cited journals. Chris Erdmann of the Wolbach Library discusses what this shift signals for practitioners in the field of astronomy and academic publishing generally. Read the full story.

File Under: Wolbach
June 9, 2014

Beginning in July, Harvard Library will upload onto its digital storage system 10 million pages of Tibetan literature that survived China’s convulsive Cultural Revolution, the movement between 1966 and 1976 that led to the destruction of countless Chinese and Tibetan literary texts. The project is the result of a partnership between Harvard Library and the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC), a nonprofit organization based in Harvard Square that has been acquiring, scanning, and digitally preserving Tibetan volumes since its founding in 1999. Read the full story.

File Under: Collaboration

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