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

October 17, 2014

October 21, 2014—It is Open Access Week 2014 and Harvard is celebrating! OA Week is an international event highlighting open access to research and promoting open access as the new default for peer-reviewed scholarship and research. The Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) is planning a series of Harvard-based open-access announcements and outreach tools highlighting the advantages of open access.  The OSC Open Access Week web page lists announcements already out, and the page will be updated with new announcements as we release them. 

To participate, learn more about open access, or download outreach tools, visit our Open Access Week page.

File Under: Open Access
October 15, 2014

October 15, 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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File Under: Online Resources
October 14, 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.

Brenda Bernier and Elena Bulat contributed to a poster on the preservation, digitization and data extraction of historic photographic seismograms, and focused on raising awareness of traditional analog sources of data, of which Harvard’s historic seismograms are one. The poster was authored by Miaki Ishii, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard,...

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File Under: Staff News
October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Conservation Technician—Collections Care, Harvard Library (Grade 52, Req# 34048BR)

Librarian for the Social Sciences and Visualization—Maps, Media, Data and Government Information, Harvard College Library (Grade 58, Req# 34038BR)

Manager of Faculty Research and Scholarly Support—Harvard Law School (Grade 58, Req# 34036BR)

Multimedia Specialist—Services for Maps, Media, Data and Government Information, Harvard College Library (Grade 55, Req# 33936BR)

Technical Services Library Assistant—Information and Technical Services,...

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File Under: Positions Posted
October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014—A new portrait of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was installed in Knowledge and Library Services at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).

Sirleaf (Kennedy ’71), the first woman to serve as head of state in an African country, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. The life-size portrait by artist Stephen Coit, funded through the generosity of the Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board, was unveiled earlier this year.


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File Under: Kennedy School


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