February 25, 2014
This is a brief report on the findings of an external review of the Harvard University Archives by the Harvard Library. The review, which concluded in fall 2013, looked to the future, with recommendations taking into account governance and organization, current contributions of archives and records management, overall quality and resources. This summary also includes some initial steps recently taken to address some of the recommendations.
First, though—a reminder. The Harvard University Archives is your archives. The staff supports the University's mission of education and research by striving to preserve and...read more
I am looking forward to sharing some updates with you at our all-staff meetings scheduled for 10am and 3pm on Thursday. Both will be held in Langdell Hall, and since seating is limited, you can sign up here and here.
Normally I like to hold sessions on different days and at different times so if people are out one day, they have a second opportunity. However, Jennifer’s been searching for a room since early January, and was held up as schools didn’t want to release space until classes were assigned rooms. We grabbed Langdell when it became available, and only later realized the unfortunate clash...read more
Collaborative. Innovative. Resourceful. Inspiring.
These are a few of the characteristics of the remarkable employees celebrated by the Harvard Heroes staff recognition program. Harvard Heroes, begun in 1995, recognizes the vital contributions of our colleagues, many of whom work “behind the scenes” in support of the University’s mission. In line with this tradition, it is my pleasure to announce that the 2014 ceremony honoring the newest Harvard Heroes will be hosted by President Faust on Thursday, June 12 at 3:30 in Sanders Theatre (please save the date—all are invited, no tickets are needed).
An individual staff member can be nominated for the Harvard Heroes program through an online...read more
February 18, 2014—The inaugural Fair Use Week, sponsored by the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC), will be held from February 24 to 28. It will feature guest blogs from experts on fair use, libraries and the law, fair use videos and a Fair Use panel.
The Fair Use panel will feature:
- Andy Sellers, Corydon B. Dunham First Amendment Fellow, Berkman Center
- Ann Whiteside, Librarian and Assistant Dean for Information Resources, Graduate School of Design
- Laura Quilter, Copyright and Information Policy Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Ellen Durancea, Program Manager, Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright and Licensing, MIT
Any questions about Fair Use Week can be directed to...read more
February 18, 2014—Work on migrating to the next-generation Digital Repository Service (DRS) continues with several accomplishments since the January update:
- A new web page to inform users about the status of the new DRS was launched. The page includes up-to-date information about the migration, including a timeline of activities (see above) and new functions being built in DRS.
- The Frances Loeb Library at the Graduate School of Design began depositing electronic theses and dissertations to the new DRS. ...