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June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Access Administrative Operations Coordinator—Harvard Library...

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June 3, 2014

For more information, see: End of Fiscal Year Information - 2014

Aleph end of FY procedures are scheduled to begin on June 30, 2014 (Monday) at 6:00 p.m. The Aleph system will remain in operation but NO activity involving 2014 Aleph budgets should be done after 5:00 p.m. on June 30 (Monday). This includes placing or canceling orders that have been assigned budgets as well as any invoice activity. You will get an error message ("You are not authorized to use budget code …") for most but not all functions that change budget records. Please do not perform any functions that involve budgets even if appears that the system will allow you to do it.

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June 2, 2014

June 3, 2014—A beta test of new technology designed to improve Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for both patrons and library staff members went live this week.

The new technology, which connects ILLiad, the primary ILL processing software, with Aleph, the circulation software, will allow users affiliated with FAS and Central Administration to:

  • Pick up ILL materials from one of eight Harvard libraries.
  • Return ILL materials to any Harvard library.
  • View and renew ILL requests from “My Account” in HOLLIS.
  • Enjoy borrowing periods of six weeks, with one renewal.

During the beta test, which will be conducted from June 2 to July 7, 2014, patrons can pick up ILL materials at Cabot, Ernst Mayr, Fine Arts, Harvard-Yenching, Lamont, Loeb Music, Tozzer or Widener. The project is a collaboration...

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May 30, 2014

The China Academic Digital Associative Library (CADAL), a national consortium of the major academic libraries across China, admitted the Harvard-Yenching Library as a permanent overseas member in late April 2014. As part of this appointment, Harvard affiliates are granted free access to the full contents of the CADAL database and to that of China's other national consortia of academic libraries, the China Academic Library Information System (CALIS). Read the full story.

File Under: Harvard-Yenching
May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014—Throughout April, the Gutman Library’s first-floor gallery space was home to a collection of collaboratively created works by underprivileged African American youths. The “Life Pieces to Masterpieces” exhibit, comprising 29 pieces, touched on subject matters ranging from Cirque du Soleil to absent fathers to Mitt Romney.

The artists, ages 3 to 25, live in some of Washington, DC’s most volatile and poverty-stricken neighborhoods. The works are created as part of a curriculum developed by Life Pieces to Masterpieces, a non-profit whose primary aim is to improve the young men and boys’ emotional awareness and academic and professional...

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