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This is a platform for Library staff news and events. Please send comments and suggestions to Thomas Dodson.

October 4, 2013

October 8, 2013—Is there a particular faculty member's work in the DASH repository that should be showcased? Is there a dissertation or other student work in DASH that deserves additional exposure? Is a coworker's scholarship especially illuminating?

Open Access Week falls on October 21-27 this year and, in advance of this annual event, the Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) invites the library community to select work from the repository to highlight in the DASH features section. The OSC will release a highlight a day over the course of Open Access Week, and beyond. 

Those interested in participating should view previous...

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File Under: Open Access
October 4, 2013

October 8, 2013—At the September 18 Library All-Staff Meetings, topics related to Information and Technical Services (ITS) were raised. Below are thoughts in response from Scott Wicks, head of ITS. 

Staffing levels at 625 Massachusetts Avenue

There are fewer permanent staff members in ITS than in the recent past. New workflows that will reduce the amount of time to perform routine tasks are being proposed to library partners, but until these can be discussed and approved, we are relying on term positions to ensure that we can stay current with material to be processed.

Skilled language subject catalogers

Harvard collects materials written in a variety of languages and often faces challenges supporting research...

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File Under: Library Leadership
October 4, 2013

October 8, 2013—A project to launch the next-generation Digital Repository Service (DRS) recently achieved several milestones, with more to come during the 2013 academic year.

Since 2000, the DRS, Harvard Library’s large-scale preservation and access repository, has made a growing body of digital resources (including photographs, one-of-a-kind archival documents, rare books and serials, audio files, musical scores, architectural plans, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, archaeological objects and Websites) available for both current and future researchers. It provides secure, backed-up, monitored storage and preservation services, providing peace of mind to collection managers for more than 45 million files using 154 terabytes. 

The DRS 2 Project, initiated in fall 2008, focused on enhancing access to digital content,...

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File Under: Project Update
October 3, 2013

October 8, 2013—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Access Services Manager/Librarian—Access Services (Grade 56, Req# 30806BR)

Camera Operator—Scanning Services, PCDI (Grade 50, Req# 30805BR)

Collections Conservator—Collections Care, PCDI (Grade 57, Req# 29898BR)

Senior Systems Engineer—Library Technology Services (Grade 58, Req# 30220BR)

Staff Assistant III—Office for Scholarly Communication (Grade 53, Req# 30803BR)

Systems Engineer—Library Technology Services (Grade 57, Req# 30221BR)

File Under: Positions Posted
October 1, 2013

October 1, 6 pm
The Objectivist Constellation and Beyond: A Seminar and Recording Session with Michael Heller
Lamont Library, Woodberry Poetry Room

October 2, 10-11 am
Access Services Brown-Bag Discussion
90 Mt. Auburn Street, Room 007

October 2, 1-1:30 pm
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