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February 24, 2015

February 23, 2015—What do The Grey Album, your last term paper, and Google have in common?

They all are made possible and protected by the fair use principle, which is being celebrated at libraries and universities nationwide beginning February 23.

Fair Use Week 2015 is designed to raise awareness of and foster better understanding of the legal doctrine allowing previously published, painted, filmed or played material to be used in the creation of new material, spanning everything from academic texts to musical mashups.

“The rights granted by the fair use statute—which aids education, news reporting, research and scholarship—give you the ability to stand on the shoulders of...

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File Under: Open Access
February 19, 2015

February 19, 2015—Improvements to HOLLIS+ are ongoing, and Phase II work on integrating images and finding aids into HOLLIS+ is nearing completion. Here are some of the changes made in the past month for both general and special collections.

View Finding Aids in HOLLIS+

Finding Aids can now be viewed directly within HOLLIS+. Records with Finding Aids will display a new tab labeled "Finding Aids."

HOLLIS+ Screenshot

The Finding Aid view in HOLLIS+ is nearly identical to OASIS. It includes a link back to the HOLLIS+ record and a link to the full ecord in OASIS.

HOLLIS+ Screenshot


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File Under: Online Resources
February 19, 2015

Dear Friends,

Kyle CourtneyA friendly reminder: Fair Use Week, sponsored by the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication, is nearly upon us again, and this year promises to be bigger and better. What was a Harvard-only undertaking last year has become a nationwide event. From MIT to UMass, the University of Texas to the University of Michigan, Fair Use Week has caught on like wildfire. 

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File Under: Open Access
February 17, 2015

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.

Mary Walker GrahamMary Walker Graham continues her work with the Woodberry Poetry Room, taking on a new role as assistant curator. Mary will assist the curator in the administration and operation of the Poetry Room, with the...

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File Under: Staff News
February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015—The following positions are currently available in the Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Harvard Theatre Collection Curator—Harvard College Library, Houghton Library (Grade 59, Req# 34917BR)

Collections Manager, HBS Art and Artifacts Collection, KLS—Harvard Business School Knowledge & Library Services (Grade 57, Req# 34948BR)

File Under: Positions Posted


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