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January 7, 2014

Anna Anctil and Jaime McAllister-Grande received the Ishimoto Award for 2012-13, honoring them for their distinguished service. Read the full story.




File Under: Staff News
January 7, 2014

January 7, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Acquisitions Archivist—Center for the History of Medicine (Grade 57, Req# 30068BR)
Collections Information and Database Specialist—Museum of Comparative Zoology (Grade 56, Req# 31435BR)
Library Assistant VII—Information and Technical Services (Grade 54, Req# 31342BR)

File Under: Positions Posted
January 1, 2014

Winter Storm Warnings will be issued for all of southern New England.


Snow begins late tonight with heaviest snow Thursday night into early Friday.  An inch or two is possible for the Thursday morning commute, especially north of the Mass Pike, with 2-5” accumulation by late Thursday. By the Friday morning commute, we can expect 6-10” of widespread snow accumulation with areas in eastern Massachusetts receiving 10-14” of snow.  The snow will have relatively low water content and will be of a fluffy consistency.


The wind will be strongest Thursday night into Friday morning with wind gusts over 40 mph possible across eastern Massachusetts. Strong winds could bring near blizzard like conditions with drifting and blowing snow significantly...

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File Under: Weather
December 20, 2013

December 20, 2013—The sea of information available to scholars and researchers can seem impossibly vast. But, with the help of a new grant, Cornell University Library, in collaboration with the Harvard Library Innovation Lab and Stanford University Libraries, aims to make that sea easier to navigate.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a nearly $1 million, two-year grant to Cornell to support an investigation using Linked Data and the Semantic Web to improve discovery and access of scholarly information by the three libraries.

The Semantic Web is a set of conventions for making the human-readable information communicated on web pages more understandable and reusable by computers. Linked Data is a way of expressing data in large “clouds” on the Internet so that computers can make...

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File Under: Collaboration, Innovation
December 18, 2013

Yahoo’s social networking website and micro-blogging platform Tumblr honored Houghton Library’s blog as one of its "New and Notable Blogs of 2013." Houghton Library is the primary repository for rare books and manuscripts at Harvard University and is part of the Harvard College Library within the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Its blog launched in June and displays digitized images from the library’s collection. Houghton’s blog is joined by 19 other honorees that include the White House, National Geographic and Financial Times. Read the full story.

File Under: Houghton


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