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

October 27, 2014

Movie marathons are no longer the exclusive domain of Saturday matinees. In recent decades, scholars have recognized the value of films as texts across many disciplines. A recent gift to the Harvard Library from Academy Award-winning director/producer William Friedkin provides a new trove for researchers to explore religion, politics, morality, and culture in post-classical Hollywood. His gift includes 35mm exhibition prints of his canonical feature films, most notably “The Exorcist” and “The French Connection,” as well as working materials for his 2013 memoir, “The Friedkin Connection.”...

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October 23, 2014

October 23, 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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October 22, 2014

Barbara Dames, who worked at the Harvard College Library from 1959 to 1995, passed away on October 19, 2014. Services will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Keefe Funeral Home, 2715 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. A wake will be held at 10am and the funeral service at 11am.

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October 22, 2014

October 21, 2014

The Harvard Library is pleased to announce a new policy on the use of digital reproductions of works in the public domain. When the Library makes such reproductions and makes them openly available online, it will treat the reproductions themselves as objects in the public domain. It will not try to restrict what users can do with them, nor will it grant or deny permission for any use. For more detail, see the policy FAQ.

The policy supports the Harvard Library’s mission to advance scholarship and...

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October 21, 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.

Susan Cassidy joined the Harvard Library as the public programming and stewardship officer, where she will be responsible for coordinating the Library’s efforts to connect with patrons, scholars and potential donors, and will liaise with the University’s Development Offices in creating strategies for the Library’s Campaign.

Susan comes to the Library from the...

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