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January 13, 2015

January 13, 2015—Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will hold two all-staff meetings in late February to update staff members on current and future library activities. There will be an opportunity for questions.

Wednesday, February 25th, 1:30 pm, Yenching Auditorium, Harvard-Yenching Library (2 Divinity Avenue)

Friday, February 27th, 10:30 am, Sever Hall 113

A livestream will be available and further details will be sent as soon as they are finalized. A summary of the sessions will be posted online and included in the March 3...

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January 13, 2015

January 13, 2014—Melvil Dewey may be seen as the father of the library classification system, but he certainly wasn’t the first to conceptualize such a thing; Harvard librarians beat him out by over 200 years.

Today most Harvard libraries use the Library of Congress call number system, but before the adoption of today’s widely used standards, Harvard librarians invented their own. While many users see call numbers only as coordinates to zero in on their item of choice, Houghton reference librarian James Capobianco cracked the codes of the letters, numbers and dots in Harvard’s stacks and shared the results in a recent...

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January 13, 2015

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 Kate Kondayen, communications officer.

Joanna Epstein attended the annual conference...

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January 8, 2015

January 8, 2015—Below is a list of active e-resource trials for Harvard Library. You are welcome to send any comments or questions to the selector and coordinator listed for each resource. If you have any problem viewing it, the list is also available at the ITS wiki page Current E-Resource Trials for Harvard Library

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Trial End Date

Title

URN

Selector

Coordinator

Status

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January 6, 2015

January 6, 2015—The first half of the fiscal year brought intense focus on and completion of the Library-wide goal of enabling more effective access to knowledge and data through intuitive discovery via two projects: HOLLIS+ implementation and LibraryCloud.

HOLLIS+ is now fully operational as the default search and discovery platform for library resources. Following a beta launch in the summer, additional content from print and digital collections was integrated into the platform throughout the fall. Now, HOLLIS+ users can discover books, articles, images, manuscripts, data, sound recordings and much more in a single search, creating a scholarly alternative that mirrors the function of...

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