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October 10, 2014

World War I lasted four years, three months, two weeks, and one day. Dozens of nations were involved; more than 65 million soldiers were mobilized; casualties rose to 37 million. The Western Front stretched 600 miles through three countries.“From the Alps to the Ocean: Maps of the Western Front,” at Pusey Library through Nov. 11, captures the magnitude of the conflict, each map a shard of the shattered mirror reflecting a gruesome war. Read the full story in the Harvard Gazette.

October 8, 2014

October 8, 2014—Below is a list of active e-resource trials for Harvard Library. You are welcome to send any comments or questions to the selector and coordinator listed for each resource. If you have any problem viewing it, the list is also available at the ITS wiki page Current E-Resource Trials for Harvard Library


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File Under: Online Resources
October 8, 2014

October 8, 2014—Research libraries may not know as much as click-obsessed Amazon does about how people interact with their books but what they do know reflects the behavior of a community of scholars unpolluted by commercial imperatives. While privacy concerns have forestalled making library usage data available to application developers outside and often within the library staff, a way around that is to create and share "stackscores" for each item in its collections. Read the full article on the Chronicle of Higher Education's blog.

File Under: Staff News
October 7, 2014

Thank you all for being here today! I thought I would walk you through some slides that show some images and stories of things that are important to the Library.

The Library’s FY15 strategic priorities were identified at a June 2 Library Leadership Team retreat. We tried hard to limit these to ten! Sometimes there is mission creep, and I only have ten fingers and toes and that’s how I try to remember these things. What I hope we can do this year is focus on these priorities, accomplish them and have a wonderful feeling at end of year that we did them and did them well. Some we...

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October 7, 2014

October 7, 2014—Research on the go for Harvard faculty, students and staff just got a little bit easier: they can now check out library resources from 12 partner university libraries while traveling and even bring them home. With the launch of Borrow Direct Plus, patrons affiliated with a Borrow Direct partner (and Duke University) can visit their libraries and borrow items in person, increasing convenience, eliminating some shipping fees and supporting environmental sustainability.

The Borrow Direct network was launched in 1999 to provide access to library materials by mail. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with this group of institutions to provide greater access to patrons while reducing...

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