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May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015—The strategic highlighted priorities for the continued growth of RTL across the Library have made substantial strides. While the initial survey to understand faculty use of information (covered in a previous Priority Update) was completed earlier this spring, efforts to spread best practices system-wide by creation of a learning group and innovative new hires have just begun.

The creation of a standing committee devoted to RTL marked the start of a process of cross-disciplinary collaboration, and the committee’s work will continue to grow with the new governance system.

The newest members of the RTL community at Harvard are also some of the most...

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May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015—The Harvard community recently took a pause from the exams and papers, finals and farewells that come at end of term to instead look ahead by welcoming admitted students to campus. Many Schools across Harvard host open weekends for incoming first-years, and several libraries take the opportunity to highlight the collections and services that await the admits come fall.

At the Graduate School of Design’s Frances Loeb Library, current students served as cohosts with librarians, guiding the new admits to a class-based student-curated display that gave a visually compelling example of the Visual + Materials Collections, to a talk on GIS resources in the Collaboration Space, and to a visit of...

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May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015—The third and final war of Cuban independence from Spain ended in 1898, but the end of the fighting only gave rise to a new kind of turbulence. From that year until the Cuban republic was proclaimed in 1902, the United States governed the island nation. Occupied Cuba, on exhibit at Pusey Library, brings together some documentary photographs of that time.

May 5, 2015

May 5, 2014—Bravo to the library staff members that have been named 2015 Harvard Heroes! The Harvard Heroes Program recognizes and celebrates high-performing staff from across the University; this year, emphasis was placed on selecting those staff members who exemplified One Harvard through their work by removing barriers, reducing divides, and developing and sharing resources and solutions to benefit the whole University.

Library awardees are:

  • Kyle Courtney, Copyright Advisor and Program Manager, Office for Scholarly Communication
    • From his nomination: "It is always challenging to bring together stakeholders from multiple schools at Harvard,...
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April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015Perma.cc helps scholars, journals and courts create permanent links to the online sources cited in their work. The project, which began in 2013, won this year's Webby Award for best website in the law category. Read more about its purpose, usage and origins here.

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