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December 4, 2013

A message from Matthew Sheehy, head of Access Services:


This week we will launch the first phase of the intra-library delivery service we have branded “Harvard Direct.” Patrons will be able to request books from Countway, Law and Widener for delivery to any library that receives five-day-per-week HUMS service, including the owning library. Those libraries include: Andover-Harvard, Baker, Cabot, Countway, Fine Arts, Gutman, Harvard-Yenching, Kennedy School, Lamont, Law, Loeb Design, Loeb Music, Tozzer, Widener, and Wolbach. 

The launch will be in two phases: HOLLIS Classic will show “Request Item” links for the appropriate material starting around 4:30 pm on December 5th. In the early morning of December 9th, those same links will appear in HOLLIS. 

Many thanks to all those who participated to make this service...

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December 4, 2013

Knowledge and Library Services is pleased to announce the opening of The Art of American Advertising, 1865–1910, an exhibition and website organized by Baker Library Historical Collections. The exhibition will run through April 5, 2014 in the North Lobby, Baker Library/Bloomberg Center, Harvard Business School.

As a national network for the distribution of mass-produced goods developed after the Civil War, with it came the need for eye-catching, widespread advertising. The Art of American Advertising, 1865–1910 examines the ways in which an emerging advertising industry reached a national market with innovative printing technologies and marketing...

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December 3, 2013

December 3, 2013—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Library Assistant V—Information and Technical Services (Grade 52, Req# 31132BR)

Part-Time Library Assistant—Arnold Arboretum (Grade 51, Req# 31221BR)

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December 3, 2013

David Hasselhoff. Photo by Mario Antonio Pena Zapatería. CCASA.December 3, 2013—In 2008, approximately 200 densely packed boxes arrived at Harvard from Germany—the contents of which had been crammed into Lothar and Eva Just’s apartment in Munich. After almost five years, staff from across many Harvard libraries have finished processing the more than 500,000 film stills, pressbooks, posters and other ephemera originally amassed by film publicist Lothar Just. All of the items have now been rehoused in 932 archival boxes and sent to the Harvard Depository. The collection is searchable through HOLLIS and OASIS, and all the materials are available for research use.

The Just Collection contains holdings from the...

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November 26, 2013

Dear colleagues,

Please see a note below from Harvard’s Campus Services regarding a storm approaching Eastern and Southeastern New England. Heavy rain and winds are expected.


Weather hazards are expected for the upcoming storm. Here are the highlights:

Strong and gusty winds:
Gusts up to 50 mph will be possible, mainly around midday Wednesday across portions of Eastern and Southeastern New England. Wind advisories and gale warnings posted.

Heavy rain:
Storm total accumulations of 2 to 3 inches will be possible across Western and Central portions of New England, with locally higher amounts. Rain totals could all fall within a 6-hour window on Wednesday.

Flooding:
Mainly urban and poor drainage, especially where leaves clog drains....

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