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March 11, 2014

March 11, 2014—Harvard’s library community recently gathered to hear an overview of preservation needs in the United States and to discuss findings from the Harvard Library’s recent preservation needs assessment of library collections.

The session, organized by Harvard Library Preservation Services, was opened by Debra Hess Norris, who shared results of the Heritage Health Index (HHI), a national preservation survey examining collections from almost 3,500 cultural institutions across the US.

Norris nodded when she heard the crowd’s concerned murmurs in response to hearing that...

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File Under: PCDI
March 10, 2014

It seems like big data is everywhere you look. And in a way, it is: Maps, medical scans, and weather charts are commonplace forms of data visualization. Each was examined during “Thinking with Your Eyes,” a two-day conference that brought together experts in the arts, sciences, humanities, and technology—as well as academic and computing groups from across Harvard—to investigate how graphic representation brings knowledge to life. Read the full story.

File Under: Innovation
March 10, 2014

March 11, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Digitization Specialist—Harvard Law School Library (Grade 52, Req# 31850BR)

Online Learning Librarian—Harvard Library (Grade 58, Req# 31969BR)

Records Manager/Archivist—Harvard University Archives (Grade 57, Req#31943BR)

Research Services Assistant—Harvard Law School Library (Grade 52, Req# 31849BR)

Senior Records Manager/Archivist—Harvard University Archives (Grade 58, Req# 31942BR)

File Under: Positions Posted
March 5, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

I write to advise you of an event that may impact traffic for Wednesday afternoon.

The Harvard University Police Department has learned from the Cambridge Police Department that there will be a high-profile dignitary visiting the Harvard Square tomorrow afternoon between 4:00pm and 6:30pm and the visit will have a significant impact on vehicular traffic. This visit is not connected to the University.

The following streets and roads will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic:

  • JFK Street to Mt Auburn Street
  • South at Dunster Street
  • Winthrop Street, Dunster to Mt Auburn Streets...
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File Under: Alerts
March 4, 2014

March 4, 2014—Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, addressed staff members at two sessions in Langdell Hall on February 27, 2014. Her presentation included updates on her visits to Harvard’s libraries, the FY15 budget submission, the Campaign, the Discovery Platform Initiative, the MOU review, staff development and proposals to improve communication and decision-making across the libraries.

A summary of Thomas’s presentation is below and the PowerPoint she used can be found here.
 


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File Under: Library Leadership

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