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July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014—Roger Schonfeld, Ithaka S+R’s program director for libraries, users and scholarly practices, joined a Harvard Library Strategic Conversation to discuss how libraries can gather and apply user information to make data-driven strategy and planning decisions.

Ithaka S+R has surveyed thousands of faculty members and hundreds of library deans, and over 30 academic libraries across the US have used Ithaka’s surveys for their own fact-finding. From all of this data, Ithaka has identified several opportunities to hear from library users and address questions like:

  • Is there a sustainable...
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File Under: Collaboration
July 7, 2014

Dear colleagues,

We hope you will join an open discussion of the draft Library Committee Governance Proposal (the draft proposal can be found here http://ow.ly/3mBuoq):

Today, Monday, July 7
4-5pm, Lamont Forum Room

Additional open sessions have been scheduled for Wednesday, July 16 at the Longwood Medical Area and Thursday, July 17 in Cambridge. We will follow up with times, locations and call-in information soon. 

Feedback from these sessions...

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File Under: Library Leadership
July 2, 2014

The countdown is on!

HOLLIS+, the beta version of our new Primo search and discovery system, will be released to the library community on July 15.

HOLLIS+ will allow you to find and access articles, books and more in one simple search! 

HOLLIS Classic is here to stay!  HOLLIS+, however, will replace HOLLIS (AquaBrowser) after the second implementation phase in December 2014.

The HOLLIS+ Outreach Team has planned many opportunities for learning more, and will kick it off with open meetings:

July 15, 9:30-11:00 AM, Lamont Forum Room

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July 1, 2014

Tropical storm Arthur is brewing with the potential to impact Boston this weekend, so please make sure that you have done all that you can to protect the Harvard collections:

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File Under: Alerts
July 1, 2014


Please note that the Harvard Depository will be closing early—at 3:30 pm—on Thursday, July 3, with the facility remaining closed throughout the Fourth of July weekend. A sizable backlog of HD retrieval orders is expected to accumulate over the long holiday weekend. HD courier delivery service will resume on Monday, July 7. All pending retrieval requests will be pulled, prepared for transport and delivered by the end of day.

Due to the anticipated large volume of orders requiring fulfillment on Monday, the Depository plans to extend its delivery service into the afternoon hours on Monday, which should ensure full delivery to all clients, with retrieval orders being filled in the sequence outlined below:

  • All retrieval requests submitted before 1:00 pm...
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File Under: Access Services, Alerts


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