You won't want to miss this! Please join us to share with and hear from your colleagues about the most interesting, useful, and hilarious aspects of your professional conference experiences this past year. We'll gather over food and drinks for an informal sharing of conference takeaways, tangible and intangible. We'll also liven things up with Conference Trivia—how much do you really know about these ubiquitous (semi-) annual gatherings of like-minded people? Come and find out!
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Thursday, June 19
Lamont Forum Room
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The American Astronomical Society announced earlier this week that it will no longer print physical (paper) editions of its publications. This represents a major and monumental change for one of the field’s most venerable institutions and its widely read and cited journals. Chris Erdmann of the Wolbach Library discusses what this shift signals for practitioners in the field of astronomy and academic publishing generally. Read the full story.
Beginning in July, Harvard Library will upload onto its digital storage system 10 million pages of Tibetan literature that survived China’s convulsive Cultural Revolution, the movement between 1966 and 1976 that led to the destruction of countless Chinese and Tibetan literary texts. The project is the result of a partnership between Harvard Library and the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC), a nonprofit organization based in Harvard Square that has been acquiring, scanning, and digitally preserving Tibetan volumes since its founding in 1999. Read the full story.
Vice President for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Sarah Thomas announced today that Tom Hyry will lead Houghton Library as Florence Fearrington librarian starting this September. Hyry currently serves as director of special collections at UCLA.
"Tom Hyry brings outstanding leadership qualities to Houghton, and he will also be a valuable contributor to the team of library managers in FAS and the Harvard Library. I look forward to working with him to increase access to Houghton’s extraordinary collections,” said Thomas. Read the full story.
Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members; it is published periodically on the Harvard Library portal. Have something to share? Please send it to Kate Kondayen, communications officer.
Reinhard Engels recently joined the Division of Continuing Education as associate director and principal engineer. He previously led the software development group at the Office for Scholarly Communication.
Reinhard joined Harvard in 2010 from the Broad Institute. He has an MLS from Queens College and a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.