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December 10, 2014

Links to records in HOLLIS (Aquabrowser) will stop working when HOLLIS Aquabrowser is decommissioned on the morning of Monday December 22. Please update any HOLLIS (Aquabrowser) record links as soon as possible.

All links of the form
http://hollis.harvard.edu/?itemid=|library/m/aleph|007978242
must be updated to the persistent links form
http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/007978242/catalog
to continue working.

Links can be updated to the new persistent link syntax in advance of December 22, 2014.

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December 9, 2014

December 9, 2014—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has awarded the Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library a grant of over $365,000. The grant will enable the Center and collaborators at the University of Alberta Libraries to open up research data for reuse and interdisciplinary study via the creation of rich metadata for discovery, access, citation and long-term preservation.

“Research data captures the evolution of a studied population in a particular historical—biological, social, cultural, political—context,” said project advocate Nicholas Christakis, a Yale University professor formerly of Harvard Medical School. “If the metadata and data of more longitudinal records were made transparent to researchers and searchable online, the possibilities for the types of medical, sociological,...

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File Under: Countway (Medical)
December 9, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

The Harvard Library committee governance structure is being formally launched this week with this announcement regarding the five standing committees.

The five standing committees are: Access and Discovery, co-chaired by Suzanne Wones and Rachel Howarth; Collections and Content, co-chaired by Dan Hazen/Ann Whiteside and Kim Dulin; Professional Development, co-chaired by Katie McGrath/Deb Wallace and Anna Anctil; Research, Teaching and Learning, co-chaired by Susan Fliss and Renata Kalnins; and Stewardship, co-chaired by Megan Sniffin-Marinoff and Ardys Kozbial. You will see committee charges and membership listed below.

Our Councils are also underway, and the conveners of each Council are in the process of...

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December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014—To ensure adequate study space for Law School students during the Fall Exam period, the Harvard Law School Library will have restricted access in place today, Monday December 8 through Friday, December 19. During this time, only Law School affiliates will be able to use the Law Library space for study hall purposes. 

Harvard University affiliates who need to borrow regular loan materials from the collection or use a part of the collection can check in at the circulation desk, or order items to one of 18 different pick-up locations on campus via Harvard Direct, which can deliver requested materials from one site to another within 4 business days.

File Under: Law School Library
December 3, 2014

December 3, 2014—Below is a list of active e-resource trials for Harvard Library. You are welcome to send any comments or questions to the selector and coordinator listed for each resource. If you have any problem viewing it, the list is also available at the ITS wiki page Current E-Resource Trials for Harvard Library

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