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July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014—This fall the Harvard Library will deploy the Copyright First Responders (CFRs) — a pilot program being developed as a resource for anyone at Harvard struggling with copyright issues.

The program was founded by Kyle K. Courtney, the copyright advisor at the Office for Scholarly Communication, who observed an increase in his caseload and had rising concerns about copyright’s rapidly changing law and the resulting implications for libraries and their users. In response, he is building a distributed network of individuals across Harvard’s libraries trained to either answer questions...

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July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014—At the Countway Library community garden, many hands make light work—and tasty results. Recently, volunteers gathered on a bright afternoon to beautify the garden and tend to the plants.

After a long and chilly spring, the garden is now flourishing. The cold and damp did not prevent a spring harvest; the team picked garlic scapes, lettuces, sugar snap peas and herbs. The team also recently purchased a composter, thanks to funds from the Eco-Ops Green team, which serves Harvard’s Longwood community.

File Under: Countway (Medical)
July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Conservation Technician for Special Collections—Harvard Library Preservation Services (Grade 55, Req# 33089BR)—2 positions

Collections Digitization Assistant—Harvard Library Imaging Services (Grade 53, Req# 33090BR)

Operations Specialist—Harvard Depository (Grade 51, Req# 33069BR)

Harvard Library Innovation Lab Fellow—Harvard Law School Library (Grade 57, Req# 33108BR)

File Under: Positions Posted
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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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


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