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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 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
December 9, 2013

Today’s light snow/sleet will transition to freezing rain or just rain nearer the coast by mid-morning and will linger into the afternoon.  

Tomorrow, some snowfall (approaching 3") is possible especially south of the Mass Pike. The snow is expected to start mid-morning and continue into the late afternoon.  Exact totals and locations are still uncertain.

File Under: Weather
December 4, 2013

A message from Matthew Sheehy, head of Access Services:

This week we will launch the first phase of the intra-library delivery service we have branded “Harvard Direct.” Patrons will be able to request books from Countway, Law and Widener for delivery to any library that receives five-day-per-week HUMS service, including the owning library. Those libraries include: Andover-Harvard, Baker, Cabot, Countway, Fine Arts, Gutman, Harvard-Yenching, Kennedy School, Lamont, Law, Loeb Design, Loeb Music, Tozzer, Widener, and Wolbach. 

The launch will be in two phases: HOLLIS Classic will show “Request Item” links for the appropriate material starting around 4:30 pm on December 5th. In the early morning of December 9th, those same links will appear in HOLLIS. 

Many thanks to all those who participated to make this service...

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File Under: Access Services


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