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July 18, 2014

Picture this: it’s a Thursday night in Lamont and you are madly typing away on a paper due the next morning. You’re calmly searching the internet for sources when all of a sudden, you have an emergency. There’s an awesome totally relevant article you found on Google Scholar, but you don’t know how to cite it. Lucky for you, this fall the Harvard Library system is launching its “Copyright First Responder” program, which includes a dozen library staff members who have been specially trained to answer questions related to copyright law. Read the full story.

July 18, 2014

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that as of August 15, 2014, Harvard Yard will become completely tobacco free.

We are currently working on a separate communication to students and other units within the University, as well as to visitors and tour groups. Signage will be posted in Harvard Yard on the evening of August 14 and cessation materials and resources are already available through the Department of Health Promotion & Education.

I welcome your feedback and suggestions for communicating this with the broader Harvard community. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Paul J. Barreira, MD
Henry K. Oliver Professor of Hygiene
Director, Harvard University Health Services

File Under: Library Leadership
July 16, 2014

Beginning Thursday, July 16, faculty, students and staff will experience a new process for submitting ILL requests via Find It!

Harvard Library Resource Sharing and Library Technology Services collaborated to streamline the ILL submission process by automatically populating the ILLiad form with the patron’s citation information. Whenever and wherever a patron clicks Find It @ Harvard link for an item not owned or licensed by Harvard, the Find It menu will offer a new link to Get It! This link connects to ILLiad and automatically populates the request form with the patrons citation information.

The key improvements are:

  • Increased efficiency and accuracy! Patrons will no longer be required to re-key citations into the ILLiad request form.
  • Automated inclusion of standard numbers (OCLC, ISBN, ISSN) in...
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July 15, 2014

Dear Harvard Library colleagues—

It is with great pleasure that we announce the beginning of the HOLLIS+ Beta Library Staff Preview! We want feedback about this beta system! Ex Libris and peer sites recommended releasing the system early in the process to get feedback on configuration (release early, update often). This system is very much a work in progress, but we want to give you time to explore the system and provide feedback to the project teams. We do have a few known issues that you should...

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July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Hidden Collections Project Cataloger...

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File Under: Positions Posted


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