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September 24, 2014

September 24, 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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September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014 — Don’t forget to save the date for the Library's Symposium on Sustainable Models for Print Storage in 21st Century Libraries!

On October 1st and 2nd, the Symposium will bring together leaders in the reconceptualization of collection management from the US and the UK, librarians, Harvard faculty members and other stakeholders to share experiences and to advance thinking on optimal constructs for the coming decades. Event highlights are:

October 1
3:00 - 4:30 PM, Keynote Speech, "The Evolution of the UK Research Reserve: Long-Term Sustainabilty for Low-Use Journals" with Sir Drummond Bone of the University of Oxford and Deborah Shorley, research consultant.
4:30 - 6:30 PM, Reception

October 2
9:00 - 9:15 AM, Welcome from Sarah Thomas 

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September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014—Can any single object create more more anxiety for librarians than the simple X-Acto knife? At the inaugural Books@Baker event, Michael Blanding, author of The Map Thief and Baker Library staff member, discussed the damage wrought by a rare map dealer and his X-Acto knife.

Between 1998 and 2005, E. Forbes Smiley III pilfered nearly 100 maps from collections at the Boston Public Library, New York Public Library, British Library, Newberry Library, Harvard and Yale, netting him over $3 million.

Smiley’s crime spree began to unravel in 2005, when a canny librarian at Yale spotted an X-Acto knife on the floor near Smiley. He ultimately admitted to the thefts and served...

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September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Curatorial Assistant II—Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Grade 51, Req# 33856BR)

Project Processing Assistant (Library Assistant V)—Harvard University Archives (Grade 52, Req# 33877BR)

Senior Financial Analyst—Harvard College Library Financial Services (Grade 58, Req# 33807BR)

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September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014—Volunteers and community members met to share food, recipes and remedies at the Countway Community Garden’s Harvest Festival. Attendees enjoyed hand-bagged herbal teas and a potluck feast made by the gardeners.




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