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June 3, 2014

Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members; it is published periodically on the Harvard Library portal. Have something to share? Please send it to the Harvard Library communications team at harvard_library@harvard.edu.

Reinhard Engels recently joined the Division of Continuing Education as associate director and principal engineer. He previously led the software development group at the Office for Scholarly Communication.

Reinhard joined Harvard in 2010 from the Broad Institute. He has an MLS from Queens College and a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.




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June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014—The Library Leadership Team (LLT) approved funding for 19 Open Your Hidden Collections proposals, following recommendations of a screening group and review by the LLT and Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

The funded proposals are:

Access to Activism: Records of Physicians of Social Conscience
Sponsor: Scott Podolsky, Countway Library, HMS
This project seeks to open access to three collections that...

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June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Access Administrative Operations Coordinator—Harvard Library...

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June 3, 2014

For more information, see: End of Fiscal Year Information - 2014

Aleph end of FY procedures are scheduled to begin on June 30, 2014 (Monday) at 6:00 p.m. The Aleph system will remain in operation but NO activity involving 2014 Aleph budgets should be done after 5:00 p.m. on June 30 (Monday). This includes placing or canceling orders that have been assigned budgets as well as any invoice activity. You will get an error message ("You are not authorized to use budget code …") for most but not all functions that change budget records. Please do not perform any functions that involve budgets even if appears that the system will allow you to do it.

Please note the following:

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June 2, 2014

June 3, 2014—A beta test of new technology designed to improve Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for both patrons and library staff members went live this week.

The new technology, which connects ILLiad, the primary ILL processing software, with Aleph, the circulation software, will allow users affiliated with FAS and Central Administration to:

  • Pick up ILL materials from one of eight Harvard libraries.
  • Return ILL materials to any Harvard library.
  • View and renew ILL requests from “My Account” in HOLLIS.
  • Enjoy borrowing periods of six weeks, with one renewal.

During the beta test, which will be conducted from June 2 to July 7, 2014, patrons can pick up ILL materials at Cabot, Ernst Mayr, Fine Arts, Harvard-Yenching, Lamont, Loeb Music, Tozzer or Widener. The project is a collaboration...

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