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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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July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014—The Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) team at Harvard Business School (HBS) turned their skills from the stacks to the pantry when they volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank last month, sorting over 7,500 pounds of food.

For the fifth year in a row, KLS staff members took a day off from the library to volunteer in the community, and processed enough food to feed a family of four for an entire year. The initiative was coordinated by the KLS Community Building Group.

“When you’re standing sweating on the line with other people, heaving boxes, you work with people in a totally different manner. You may be working with someone you’re not...

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July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014—This summer the inaugural Pforzheimer Fellows are delving into projects across Harvard’s libraries, bringing a fresh perspective and learning about career opportunities.

The fellowships are named in recognition of Carl H. Pforzheimer III’s generous gift to the library.

James McSpadden, a history PhD candidate, is working with the uncatalogued papers of Henrich Brüning, chancellor of Germany, held by the Harvard University Archives. The experience has given him a new appreciation for the work and knowledge of library staff, saying, “I’ve been...

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