January 21, 2014—Work on migrating to the next-generation Digital Repository Service (DRS) is well under way, with several accomplishments including a major milestone since the November update:
- The new DRS is in use: On December 2, 2013, a digital image of Da zang jing (pictured above), a Tibetan Buddhist sacred book in the Rare Book Collection at Harvard-Yenching Library, was the first object deposited into the new DRS.
- The proposed plan for metadata migration was reviewed and well-received by a group of users at a meeting in...
January 21, 2014—The Harvard Library recently enhanced scholars’ access to articles and book chapters held by other research libraries and to materials deposited with HathiTrust, an online repository of more than 10 million digitized titles.
The Library joined the Rapid Interlibrary Loan (RapidILL) partnership, which allows it to fulfill requests for articles from the majority of the membership of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) more quickly. Materials from medical libraries, law libraries and document suppliers such as the Center for Research Libraries, the Linda Hall Library and Easy Lending, an open-access journal supplier, are also part of this service.
By using the RapidILL service, the Library can deliver requests within 24 hours; Harvard’s average has been 15...read more
January 21, 2014—The start of spring semester 2014 provides several opportunities across Harvard’s libraries to enjoy an exhibition, join a workshop, attend a lecture or see a film. Events occurring over the next few weeks are listed below. To submit your event to the Library calendar, please contact Catherine Blatz.
The Art of American Advertising, 1865-1910
Through April 5
Baker Library, Bloomberg Center, HBS
January 21, 2014—If the Harvard Library were a bookstore, wouldn't it have an amazing staff picks shelf?
In December 2013, Library staff members uploaded their recommendations from Harvard’s 19-million-volume collection to a Virtual Staff Picks Shelf created by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. Suggestions ranged from the expected (To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, a collection of essays on Heidegger), to bestsellers...read more
Have an image (digitized, out of copyright and preferably horizontally oriented) to suggest? Please send it to Kira Poplowski, director of communications.
The Valentine’s Day e-cards, which can be personalized, will be available to anyone with access to the Harvard Library portal, and can be sent to any email address.
In addition to an image from a collection, each e-card will include a...read more