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November 18, 2014

November 18, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Library User Experience Specialist—Harvard Library (Grade 57, Req# 34295BR)

Records Assistant—Harvard Medical School (Grade 52, Req# 34326BR)

Access Services Library Assistant—Harvard Library (Grade 52, Req# 34243BR)

Access Services and Reference Assistant—Harvard Library (Grade 53, Req# 34242BR)

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November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014—Since the previous update in August, a new release of DRS software was put into production. New features included beta support for DRS deposits of email from the Electronic Archiving System (EAS). This is currently being tested by Schlesinger Library, Countway Library, Harvard University Archives and Harvard Art Museums Archives. Now email collections can be pushed from the beta EAS user interface to the DRS with a single click. The release also included several deposit workflow improvements requested by DRS depositors. The full release notes are available here.


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November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014—“Don't throw the past away / You might need it some rainy day,” sang Peter Allen. “Everything old is new again.”

The adage has certainly proven true for libraries’ special collections. Their transformation from untapped wilderness into researchers’ wonderland was the focus of a recent Harvard Library Strategic Conversation with Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Alice Schreyer, interim library director, associate university librarian for area studies and special collections and curator of rare books at the University of Chicago Library. The...

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November 11, 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.

Karen Beck recently attended “Acknowledging the Past, Forging the Future: National Colloquium on Special Collections” at Case Western Reserve Kelvin Smith Library and the celebration of “The Common Law Epitomiz’d: Anthony Taussig’s Law Books” at Yale Law School.

Karen is the manager of Historical &...

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November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014—Students, staff and community members at Harvard Divinity School celebrated their library over a series of social and academic events in October as part of Theological Libraries Month.

During a community tea for students, Andover-Harvard Theological Library director Doug Gragg showed off a silver tea set recently donated to the Archives. It had been a gift of the Fourth Universalist Society in New York to its minister, Moses Ballou, in the mid-19th century.

But students weren’t the only patrons who helped AHTL celebrate: author Sara Day visited to share the backstory of her new book, Coded Letters, Concealed Love. Day drew on Andover-Harvard’s collections, finding...

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