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

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
September 10, 2014

September 10, 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


Trial End Date






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File Under: Online Resources
September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014

Dear colleagues,

We are eager to hear your thoughts on library staff news! Your responses to the survey here will help us improve staff news content, platforms, frequency, etc., and we anticipate incorporating your thoughts this semester. You can also indicate interest in joining a small staff communications advisory group.

Please complete and submit the survey by 5pm on Wednesday, September 17.

Please email me any questions, and thank you for participating!



Kira Poplowski
Director of Communications

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