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November 4, 2014

November 4, 2014—Harvard’s libraries, collections and staff members were recently featured on RadioBoston and WGBH and in the Harvard Crimson and the Harvard Gazette.

October 15: Pusey Library's "From the Alps to the Ocean: Maps of the Western Front" was covered by WGBH.

October 16: The opening of Schlesinger Library's exhibit "What They Wrote, What They Saved" was featured in the Harvard Crimson.

October 22: Jonathan Eig teased his book talk and signing at the Countway...

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November 4, 2014

November 4, 2014—Librarians and faculty from across Harvard, the United States and even across the pond gathered to share problems and brainstorm solutions around the long-term life of print materials in a digital age at the Harvard Library’s Symposium on Sustainable Models for Print Storage in 21st-Century Libraries.

Large themes and issues such as funding and institutional culture were tackled by the speakers and panelists. Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, likened the topic of print storage to a twisted ball of yarn—something actually comprising a knot of complex issues like...

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November 3, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

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The Harvard Direct and Borrow Direct services have recently expanded substantially with the addition of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Loeb Design, and Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

Harvard Direct has just begun. After only 11 months, it has expanded to a total of 2.3 million Cambridge/Boston items housed in Andover Divinity, Countway Library of Medicine, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Fine Arts, Harvard Kennedy School Library, Harvard Law School, Loeb Design Library, and Widener Library.

Harvard Direct’s expansion, in addition to the items available for delivery from Harvard Depository, means our patrons have Harvard Direct style delivery of around 8 million items. Patrons may have these items delivered to one of...

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October 30, 2014

October 30, 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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File Under: Online Resources
October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014—More and more, computer-generated recommendations run our lives. But are they really the best way to expand our cultural horizons? Recent efforts to provide online book recommendations by real librarians pit human expertis versus algorithms to varying results, and David Weinberger of the Harvard LibraryCloud project weighs in on the question in a recent piece on Fast Company's Co.Exist. Read the full article.

File Under: Innovation

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