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May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014—The Library Leadership Team (LLT) approved new object codes for special collections. The new codes will allow libraries to measure special collections purchasing more effectively and to start to develop a richer understanding of resourcing needs around special collections acquisitions. 

The new object codes are available to use for FY15 budgeting, and will be available to use to record acquisitions on July 1, 2014, i.e. the start of fiscal year 2015. 

The object codes are:

 

7020 Manuscripts+Archives Collections, GENERAL
7021 Rare...
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May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014—Congratulations to seven library staff members named a 2014 Harvard Hero! The Harvard Heroes Program recognizes and celebrates high-performing staff from across the University, and only 64 of Harvard's more than 12,000 staff members were selected.

Library staff member awardees are:

Albert Burns, Technical Support Engineer, HUIT/HCL

From his nomination: “Al Burns is Mr. ‘Harvard Support.’ He has been with the University for over 20 years and with the HCL ITS department for the majority of his career. He is one of the most known figures at the College Library, always doing what it takes to make sure the customer is satisfied. He is loved by all and truly cares about the end user and making sure they are...

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May 23, 2014

Glimpses through the ages in the earliest Harvard diplomas. Read the full story.

 

 

 

File Under: Collections
May 23, 2014

Michael Cotta-Schønberg will be speaking not on the future of academic libraries, which he says he has done too much, but on the history of the World Library from 2040 to 2090. The presentation will take the form of a speech by the president of the World Library on the occasion of the fifty year jubilee of the Library.

In this Harvard Library Strategic Conversation with Cotta-Schønberg, Deputy Director General, Royal Library of Copenhagen, and University Librarian, University of Copenhagen, the audience will be transformed into members of the board of the World Library and the speech will end with a board vote on whether individuals should be able to have...

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May 22, 2014

May 27, 2014—The National Digital Stewardship Residency Boston (NDSR-Boston) program, a new program to develop professionals in digital stewardship through post-graduate residencies, has selected the five host institutions for the 2014-2015 set of residency projects. The organizations participating in the program are:

  • Harvard Library
  • MIT Libraries
  • Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
  • Tufts University
  • WGBH

Read more here for full project details. Resident applications are currently being accepted; deadline for entry is May 30, 2014. For more information on how to apply, please visit the...

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File Under: Collaboration, Innovation

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