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December 10, 2013

Photo by Alejandro EscamillaMost Harvard libraries will have limited hours during Harvard's winter break. Most online library systems and services will remain available through the winter break, although there are some exceptions: 

Requests for Harvard Depository items must be submitted by Monday, December 23, 2013 by 6:40 a.m. to guarantee arrival before Winter Recess. Any requests submitted after 6:40 a.m. on Monday, December 23, 2013 will be delivered on January 2, 2014.

Get It: Borrow Direct, Scan and Deliver, and Interlibrary Loan requests submitted between December...

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December 10, 2013

Read a Harvard Gazette article about the famous signatures contained in the university's archives and its guest albums.

File Under: Collections
December 10, 2013

What if the Harvard Library was not a library, but a bookstore? We would have the most amazing staff picks shelf. Will you help us build it?

From now until the holiday break, we are soliciting contributions. Stop by the site, add one of your own and check out what everyone else has offered up as a personal pick.

As always, send us your feedback.

The Library Innovation Lab

File Under: Innovation
December 10, 2013

December 10, 2013—Harvard Library holiday e-cards featuring images from Harvard collections are now available on the Harvard Library portal.

This beta project incorporates six beautiful images from three Harvard Library repositories on free Harvard Library e-cards. The e-cards, which can be personalized, are available to anyone with access to the Harvard Library portal, and can be sent to any email address.

In addition to an image from a collection, each e-card includes an optional personal message, a brief description of the image, a link to the catalog entry and a link to the e-cards landing page.

If the holiday e-cards prove popular, a program of regular e-cards will be considered for other holidays, like...

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File Under: Online Resources
December 10, 2013

Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members; it is published periodically on the Harvard Library portal. Have something to share? Please send it to Kira Poplowski, director of communications.

Kim Dulin, co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab and associate director for collection development at the Law School Library, discussed the Perma.cc project on Georgia Tech Library's "Lost in the Stacks," the nation's only rock 'n roll library radio show. Listen to her interview...

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File Under: Staff News


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