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This is a platform for Library news and events. Please send comments and suggestions to Thomas Dodson.

September 16, 2014

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 Kate Kondayen, communications officer.

Nora Dempsey joined Preservation Services as an associate collections conservator in Collections Care, where she will assist with the supervision of collections conservation activities in multiple laboratory locations, contribute to the development and implementation of conservation policies and manage conservation projects.

Previously, Nora held conservation positions at...

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September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Access Services Assistant (Library Assistant V)—Access Services: Professional Schools, Harvard Library (Grade 52, Req# 33840BR)

Collections and Data Management Librarian—Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School (Grade 57, Req# 33846BR)

Access Services Assistant (Library Assistant VI)—Access Services: Humanities & Social Sciences, Harvard Library (Grade 53, Req# 33838BR)

Nuremberg Trials Project Metadata Manager/Document Analyst—Collection Development, Harvard Law School Library (Grade 57, Req# 33805BR)

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September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 — Don’t forget to save the date for one of the fall Library All-Staff meetings! Later this month, Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will hold two all-staff meetings to update staff members on current and future library activities. There will be an opportunity for questions.

Friday, September 26th, 9:30am, Austin Classroom 100 North, Harvard Law School

Tuesday, September 30th, 12:30pm*, Ames Courtroom,...

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September 11, 2014

HOLLIS+ has had some great updates!

Record Display

  • Added Map It links. (Example here.)
  • Updated workaround for long holdings notes. The "more" link now goes to a special "HOLLIS+ Location notes" page instead of a full detail page in HOLLIS (Aquabrowser). (Example here.)
  • Changed "Holdings notes" label to "Holdings / Restrictions"
  • Changed the icons in the Locations tab for opening/closing a location to...
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September 11, 2014

September 11, 2014—Houghton Library celebrated the opening of a new exhibit, “InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books,” at an event on Wednesday evening. Harvard Library officials also took the opportunity to introduce Tom Hyry, Houghton's new chief librarian. The exhibit, making its first US appearance, features works created by both American and British binders.

“Not only are they beautiful bindings, but they go around very significant publications,” said Simon D. Eccles, a collector who initially conceived the idea for the exhibit. “These are very serious works of art.” Read the full story here.

File Under: Exhibitions, Houghton

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