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

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015—A review of the web analytics for the Harvard Library Portal shows that nearly half of users are heading to the homepage, which hosts a widget for searching HOLLIS+ (and HOLLIS Classic), research databases, images, archives, data, and more. Portal users come to the site in order to accomplish things, so it is no surprise that the "My Accounts" page, which provides access to services ranging from item renewal to interlibrary loan, tops the list of most popular pages. Users are also flocking to the “Search & Find” page to check out the major research databases and to the “...

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May 26, 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 the Harvard Library communications team at harvard_library@harvard.edu.

Murray BarskyMurray Barsky is lead author on a paper on sleep and memory in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Entitled “REM sleep enhancement of probabilistic classification learning is sensitive to subsequent interference,” the paper was based on research performed at Beth Israel’s Center for Sleep and Cognition, and explores the...

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May 19, 2015

May 19, 2015—Collectors have been important to Harvard’s libraries for centuries (ahem, John Harvard’s gift comes to mind, as well as Harry Widener’s will). Today, the Library celebrates collectors early in their careers via two prizes: the Visiting Committee Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting, and the Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art.

Seven students were selected as recipients of the two prizes for 2015. The Undergraduate Prize is limited to bibliophiles—collections must focus on books. The Hofer Prize allows objects as well as books, and further widens the scope by accepting applications from graduate students. Cash prizes accompany the honor for winners.


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May 19, 2015

je suis charlieMay 19, 2015—Current events can transition from the nightly news to libraries and archives in shorter time than ever before, as seen by the creation of such collections as an upcoming Charlie Hebdo Archive at Widener Library, and last year’s Strong Medicine archive at Countway Library. Part of this is enabled by approval plans, which aid bibliographers on mainstream acquisitions, freeing them to focus on primary sources and unique and distinctive collections.

Western Languages Division (WLD) head Lidia Uziel has seen enormous growth in the time she and her team can spend on curating primary sources and unique and...

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May 19, 2015

May 19, 2015—The following positions are currently available in the Library and serving the Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

  • Collection Development Librarian—Harvard College Library, Fine Arts Library (Grade 57, Req# 35700BR)
  • Communications Officer—Harvard Public Affairs & Communications (Grade 57, Req# 35794BR)
  • Multimedia Specialist—Harvard College Library, Maps, Media, Data, and Government Information (Grade 55, Req# 33936BR)
  • Project Archivist—Harvard Medical School, Countway Library (Grade 56, Req# 35711BR)
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