April 8, 2014—The Harvard Library, following an extensive review of discovery systems, will adopt the Primo discovery and delivery system from Ex Libris.
Discovery systems were evaluated by the Discovery Platform Investigation working group. The following major components formed the basis of the assessment:
- Ease of use/intuitive interface
- Coherent aggregation of local, licensed and open metadata, including non-textual media and grey literature
- Effective integration of special collections
- Support for interdisciplinary research and responsiveness to a shifting research environment
- Flexibility that will enable a short-term solution as well as a path for continued development and improvement as the search,...
April 8, 2014—Feminism is still a hot topic of conversation, but the discourse—and its outlets—has changed dramatically over the last century. Bookstores were frequently a central hub for local and national activity during the height of the Second Wave in feminism in the 1970s and 1980s, but a freelance writer working on a story for Bitch magazine, Rhian Sasseen, recently found that only nine stores identified as feminist bookstores remain in the United States.
One of the first and most remarkable feminist bookstores was Cambridge’s own New Words bookstore, which donated its archives to the Radcliffe Institute Schlesinger Library after shuttering in 2002. In addition to being one of the first—...read more
April 8, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.
Acquisitions Archivist—Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library (Grade 57, Req# 31934BR)
Administrative Coordinator—Harvard College Library (Grade 54, Req# 31690BR)
Collection Development Curator/Archivist—Harvard University Archives (Grade 57, Req# 32141BR)
Manager, Collections Services, Special Collections—Harvard Business School Library (Grade 58, Req# 31412BR)...
In 2011, a generous donation from a library supporter enabled the creation of the Strategic Conversation series, which fostered dialog about changes in libraries and provided a welcome opportunity for staff to come together for discussion and debate. Following a hiatus of almost two years, the Harvard Library has begun Strategic Conversations anew, and several events have taken or will take place this year.
Nancy Fried Foster of Ithaka S+R spoke on “Ethnography & Academic Libraries: Assessment and Design” on February 24. (See a summary of her talk here.)
Vanessa Kam, acting head of music, art and architecture at the University of British Columbia Libraries, will speak on...read more
Two Harvard Law School Library Programs, Stacklife and Library Cloud, were recognized for their innovation and functionality on campus and in the community. Read more in Harvard Law Today.