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May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013—Approximately 41,000 unique titles from Biblioteca Berenson in Florence, Italy, are now available through the Library’s Scan & Deliver service.

Biblioteca Berenson, the library of Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, provides in-depth coverage of scholarship on the history, fine and applied arts, music, literature, religion and philosophy, law, politics, science and medicine, and other aspects of late medieval and early modern Italy, ca. 1200–1700. It also collects selected works in related fields such as classical and medieval...

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May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Course Materials Assistant—Library & Knowledge Services, HKS (Grade 53, Req#29534BR)

Director, Financial Planning and Analysis—Harvard Library (Grade 60, Req# 29546BR)

Library Assistant VI—Continuing Resources and Acquisitions, ITS (Grade 53, Req# 29561BR)

 

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May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Library Assistant VI—Humanities & Social Sciences, Access Services (Grade 53,  Req# 29497BR)

Library Assistant VI—Professional Schools, Access Services (Grade 53, Req# 29496BR)

Manager of Resource Sharing Operations and Training, Access Services (Grade 56, Req# 29495BR)

Visual and Materials Collection Library Assistant—Graduate School of Design (Grade 55, Req# 29445BR)

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May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013— Harvard announces its support of a new initiative to provide researchers with access to a persistent digital identifier that allows authors to attach their identities to articles, datasets, equipment, media stories, citations, experiments, patents and notebooks.

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) Registry is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. Interest in ORCID by Harvard researchers will grow as publishers and funders increasingly require an ORCID for manuscript and grant proposal submission. The Office of the Provost plans a broad outreach to faculty in fall 2013—the Library community can support this effort...

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File Under: Collaboration, Innovation
May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013—The new Library mobile module for the Harvard mobile application is now live, available for iOS, Android and mobile web.

What’s new with this module?

  • An Android version
  • The ability for users to view which libraries are closest to their current location
  • The ability for users to search by Library hours and amenities (bikes, headphones, cafes, etc.)
  • A searchable Library staff directory
  • Links to Library research guides, finding aids and Get It
  • Displays of Library videos, news and events

The mobile project began in January 2013 and consisted of three builds occurring in January, February and March. Testing occurred in April and early May. Kudos...

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File Under: Project Update

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