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March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014—Since the February update, members of the DRS Advisory Group shared the DRS metadata migration plan at an open meeting on February 26. The meeting's slides can be found here.

A key takeaway from the open meeting was a comparison of the new DRS to the current DRS using the NDSA Levels of Preservation, a tiered set of recommendations organizations should aspire to in their digital preservation...

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File Under: Project Update
March 18, 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 Kira Poplowski, director of communications.

Joseph Garver, librarian for research services and collection development, and Jonathan Rosenwasser, reference assistant, of the Harvard Map Collection, were invited to attend Global Mapping of Macao: An International Symposium at Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST). At the symposium in May 2014, Joe will present “Early Images of China in Western Maps.” Joe and Jonathan assisted with symposium preparation in 2013, when MUST librarians visited Harvard.

Joe has...

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File Under: Staff News
March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014—In response to feedback from the library community, enhancements to the library staff directory went live today, Tuesday, March 18.

These enhancements allow library staff members to:

  • Add a professional image to your profile
  • Add a professional biography to your profile
  • Add language proficiency to your profile
  • Indicate an affiliation with multiple Harvard libraries

Other enhancements include:

  • Ability to search the staff directory by languages and roles, in addition to by library, School, subject area, name and keyword
  • More robust information on profile thumbnails
  • Clickable email addresses (...
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File Under: Project Update
March 17, 2014

Dear colleagues,

In response to feedback from the library community, enhancements to the library staff directory will go live tomorrow, Tuesday, March 18.

A sneak peek of a staff member profile that incorporates new enhancements is pasted in below.

Tomorrow’s Library Update will include detailed instructions on how you can:

  • Add a professional image to your profile
  • Add a professional biography to your profile
  • Add language proficiency to your profile
  • Indicate an affiliation with multiple Harvard libraries

Other enhancements to the staff directory include:

  • Ability to search the staff directory by languages and roles, in addition to by library, School, subject area, name and keyword...
read more
File Under: Project Update
March 17, 2014

Forty-five artifacts, anatomical preparations, rare books, manuscripts, and art works from the Center of the History of Medicine’s Warren Anatomical Museum, Harvard Medical Library and Boston Medical Library collections are now on display in a new exhibit at Harvard’s Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. The new exhibit, entitled Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy (in 3 parts), opened on March 6th and will run until December 5th. Read the full story.

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