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February 14, 2015

February 14, 2015

Dear colleagues,
With yet another unprecedented winter storm headed our way this evening and expected to last throughout the day tomorrow, we have decided to suspend operations at all HCL and FAS libraries as well as most faculty libraries throughout the day tomorrow, Sunday, February 15. Today, all HCL libraries will close at 4 PM, although Ask a Librarian will be active through Saturday evening and Sunday.
Faculty Libraries Schedules:
  • Kennedy School Library (HKS) –  closed on Sunday, February 15
  • Frances Loeb Library (GSD) –  no information at this time
  • Gutman Library (GSE) – closing second floor at 4 PM today,...
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File Under: Staff News, Weather
February 10, 2015

February 10, 2015—The new term brings with it a host of exhibitions; make sure to stop by!

Icons of Knowledge: Architecture and Symbolism in National Libraries at the Frances Loeb Library
Through March 15

What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War at Schlesinger Library
Through March 20

"Where Mis’ry Moans": Four Prison Reformers in 18th- and 19th-Century England...

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File Under: Events, Exhibitions
February 10, 2015

February 10, 2015—The Office for Scholarly Communication spearheads efforts to unlock and share scholarly work at Harvard. In the current fiscal year, this has included developing new open-access (OA) policies, implementing existing OA policies, expanding the size and visibility of Harvard’s OA repository (DASH, or Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard), starting the preservation of DASH in the Digital Repository Service (DRS), launching the Copyright Advisory Program, and developing a tool for submitting electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)—all while continuing to educate the academic community about OA, its benefits, and the details of the Harvard OA policies.

  • DASH is growing faster than ever. In calendar 2014, DASH had more than 7,100 deposits, nearly twice the two previous years combined and 33% of all...
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File Under: Open Access, Staff News
February 10, 2015

February 10, 2014—An unpublished Yiddish translation at Harvard of Nikolai Gogol’s Revizor (The Inspector General) serves as the script for the current production of Revizor by Tel Aviv’s YidiShpil Theater, the Yiddish theater of Israel. The Yiddish translation is by Joseph Buloff (1899-1985), a leading figure on the Yiddish stage. This Yiddish script is one of thousands of items in the Judaica Collection’s Joseph Buloff Yiddish Theatre Archive, an extraordinary collection documenting the Yiddish stage careers of Joseph Buloff and his wife Luba Kadison Buloff (1906-2006). The archive was presented to Harvard in 1986 by Luba Buloff and daughter Barbara....

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File Under: Collections, Widener
February 8, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dear colleagues,

The Harvard Library will open tomorrow as usual. From the responses I have seen about individual libraries, I expect them to open as well. We will of course need to make adjustments if people encounter difficulty in travelling or need to stay out for other reasons. (From the emails I have had from some parents, I think they are looking forward to getting back to normal, though.)  Please let your supervisor know if you will not be in.

Thanks to all the people who have supported communication, continued to work on time-sensitive matters, and who have continued to provide service in a challenging environment.

Please be safe as you return to work tomorrow.

Best wishes,


Vice President for the...

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File Under: Alerts, Weather


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