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October 6, 2014

Dear colleagues,

Nominations for HL Standing Committees are open through this Friday at 5 pm. Please nominate yourself or someone else!

You may nominate yourself, or a colleague in or outside of your own unit that you think would be a good candidate. Please consider sending in nominations for the following:

  • Collections and Content Development Standing Committee
    Purpose: To implement a Harvard Library collection and content development strategic plan in support of University-wide research, teaching and learning for today and the future.
  • Access and Discovery Standing Committee
    Purpose: To enable effective access to the world of knowledge and data through intuitive discovery, networks of expertise and global collaborations.
  • Research,...
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File Under: Staff News
October 2, 2014

HOLLIS+ is still in beta!

This means that updates will continue to roll in, and that changes may happen overnight. This can be very exciting and occasionally frustrating. We encourage you to hang in there. And we super encourage you to continue sharing your feedback!

HOLLIS+ implementation is moving into “Phase II.” For this, the library will work with Ex Libris to integrate EAD and VIA records, after which HOLLIS (AquaBrowser) will be phased out.

For now, information on HOLLIS+ updates below!

  • The Locations tab now links to Borrow Direct. Clicking the link will search for the record's ISBN or title in Borrow Direct.
  • Changed the expand/collapse arrows on the Locations tab for multiple holdings.
  • On the Locations tab, a...
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File Under: Online Resources
September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014—At the 10th annual Love Your Library Fest event, new Law School students took a break from their studies to learn more about how the Law School Library supports their research and learning.

“This is a great way to learn about the resources and people here to help you,” said Rauvin Johl, a first-year JD candidate.

“Love Your Library is a fun way to introduce students to the library spaces, resources and library staff,” said Meg Kribble, research librarian and outreach coordinator, who planned the event. 

File Under: Events, Law School Library
September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014—Increased access to digital materials advances knowledge while presenting complex issues. In “The Future of the Book,” a Harvard Library Strategic Conversation, audience members discussed how knowledge has been handed down over centuries and how to ensure that copyright and technology do not interfere with the longevity of 20th-century works.

Panelists Jim O’Donnell, a Georgetown University professor and former provost, and Ellen Faran, director of MIT Press, spoke on the shift from print to digital, and the discussion was moderated by Ann Blair, Harvard College Professor and Henry Charles Lea Professor of History.

O’Donnell, a champion of new...

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File Under: Events
September 30, 2014

September 30, 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 VI)—Access Services: Humanities & Social Sciences, Harvard Library (Grade 53, Req# 33838BR)

HSPH Archivist—Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School (Grade 56, Req# 33971BR)

Processing Archivist—University Archives, Harvard Library (Grade 56, Req# 33958BR)

Programmer and Born Digital Processor—Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute (Grade 56, Req# 33970BR)


File Under: Positions Posted


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