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March 12, 2014

Dear colleagues,

Sarah ThomasI was so pleased to see many of you at our all-staff meetings recently. Following our gathering, I received some good suggestions and a few questions. One question I was asked several times was about exactly when the changes discussed at the all-staff meetings would take effect. My goal is to have them occur organically. If something is easy to do, we will do it quickly; if there are more people involved and there are several open questions, a change might take several months. Overall, I would like to be able to implement most of the proposals by May. In the...

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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

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