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May 22, 2014

May 27, 2014—The National Digital Stewardship Residency Boston (NDSR-Boston) program, a new program to develop professionals in digital stewardship through post-graduate residencies, has selected the five host institutions for the 2014-2015 set of residency projects. The organizations participating in the program are:

  • Harvard Library
  • MIT Libraries
  • Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
  • Tufts University
  • WGBH

Read more here for full project details. Resident applications are currently being accepted; deadline for entry is May 30, 2014. For more information on how to apply, please visit the...

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File Under: Collaboration, Innovation
May 21, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

With excitement, I write to announce that the reopening of the renovated Tozzer Library at 21 Divinity Avenue is scheduled for Monday, June 9.

In preparation for the reopening, Tozzer Library staff will be relocating to the new building during the week of June 2. Please note that as part of this move:

  • The last day that Tozzer Library will be open in William James Hall is Friday, May 30, 2014
  • The library will be closed Saturday, May 31 through Sunday, June 8 and will reopen at 21 Divinity Avenue on Monday, June 9

Please let me know if you have questions, and we look forward to welcoming you to the new Tozzer Library space.

Thank you.


Lynne M. Schmelz
Librarian for the Sciences...

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File Under: Tozzer
May 20, 2014

Beautiful photographs from the Schlesinger Library collection are available to purchase online. Visit the store.




File Under: Collections, Schlesinger
May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014

Dear colleagues,

You have sent in some great thoughts and ideas in response to our call for comments on possible library priorities and projects for 2014-15 and beyond. If you haven’t yet submitted yours, I hope you will do so!

Please ...

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May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014—Conservators and preservation specialists from across Harvard gathered to learn about the projects and challenges faced by several interns and fellows working across Harvard, in the museums and libraries.

“It was a great learning experience,” said Kelli Piotrowski, a Kress Fellow working at Weissman Preservation Center. “My background is in rare books, and I got to branch out and work with materials ranging from 14th-century manuscripts to mid-20th-century architectural drawings.”

The Harvard Library hosts up to two graduate level conservation interns each year at the Weissman Center. This year, the Library received a grant from the American Institute for Conservation to support a Kress Fellowship in post-graduate conservation work.  

Brenda Bernier, head of the Weissman Preservation Center, observed...

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