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This is a platform for Library news and events. Please send comments and suggestions to Thomas Dodson.

September 11, 2014

HOLLIS+ has had some great updates!

Record Display

  • Added Map It links. (Example here.)
  • Updated workaround for long holdings notes. The "more" link now goes to a special "HOLLIS+ Location notes" page instead of a full detail page in HOLLIS (Aquabrowser). (Example here.)
  • Changed "Holdings notes" label to "Holdings / Restrictions"
  • Changed the icons in the Locations tab for opening/closing a location to...
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September 11, 2014

September 11, 2014—Houghton Library celebrated the opening of a new exhibit, “InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books,” at an event on Wednesday evening. Harvard Library officials also took the opportunity to introduce Tom Hyry, Houghton's new chief librarian. The exhibit, making its first US appearance, features works created by both American and British binders.

“Not only are they beautiful bindings, but they go around very significant publications,” said Simon D. Eccles, a collector who initially conceived the idea for the exhibit. “These are very serious works of art.” Read the full story here.

File Under: Exhibitions, Houghton
September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014—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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File Under: Online Resources
September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014

Dear colleagues,

We are eager to hear your thoughts on library staff news! Your responses to the survey here will help us improve staff news content, platforms, frequency, etc., and we anticipate incorporating your thoughts this semester. You can also indicate interest in joining a small staff communications advisory group.

Please complete and submit the survey by 5pm on Wednesday, September 17.

Please email me any questions, and thank you for participating!



Kira Poplowski
Director of Communications

File Under: Staff News
September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014—Over 200 incoming College students came to the annual Lamont & Beyond library open house event to learn about library collections, spaces and services. Dozens of library staff members from across 25 libraries welcomed the freshmen with swag and raffled prizes in addition to informational materials, and fellow students showed them through the building.

Many of the freshmen had already visited Lamont as prospective students, but made the time to visit during the rigorous circuit of orientation events. “Orientation has been very tiring,” said Anna Alsop (College ’18), who stopped by to explore Lamont through the lens of a patron instead of as a visitor. She predicted...

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