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May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014—The Library is on track to implement Primo - a new scholarly search tool - this summer.

An earlier note outlined some of the background research that was conducted and key features of the Primo system. More recently, teams have been hard at work on implementing what will be called HOLLIS+.  

The Primo team is currently working on revised content and design for the navigation bar that appears at the top of HOLLIS, HOLLIS Classic, E-Research@Harvard and other Harvard Library web sites, guided by analytics and usability tests of possible revisions. The Usability Team, together with colleagues throughout the Library, is testing proposed changes to the...

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May 27, 2014

May 27, 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# 32710BR)

Conservation Technician/Library Assistant V—Harvard Library (Grade 52, Req# 32778BR)

Conservation Technician/Library Assistant V—Harvard Library (Grade 52, Req# 32737BR)


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May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014—Since the April update, planning began for a new series of DRS demo meetings to get early feedback from users on new development. In this update, Chris Vicary, lead software engineer for the DRS, explains what users can expect from these meetings and the mutual benefit they will provide to the development team and users.  

“These meetings will be held quarterly to coincide with releases of new features. They will begin with a review of recently completed enhancements, followed by a demonstration of that work, and end with a preview of upcoming features to be included in the next release," Vicary said. "We hope to solicit feedback and engender discussion at the demos. The feedback we get can guide how we implement upcoming features. The goal is...

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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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