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December 12, 2014

December 16, 2014—Following a successful program launch this year, the Harvard Library will welcome its second cohort of Pforzheimer Fellows in the summer of 2015.

The program, which seeks to foster intellectual and professional partnerships between professional librarians and graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, is named in honor of Carl H. Pforzheimer III and his generous contributions to Harvard and its libraries.

Interested graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences must state their interest in one of 16 proposed library projects from nine repositories and three departments of the Harvard Library. Projects touch on the intellectual issues of librarianship via work on collections and services. Read more about the program, proposed projects and applications...

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December 10, 2014

Links to records in HOLLIS (Aquabrowser) will stop working when HOLLIS Aquabrowser is decommissioned on the morning of Monday December 22. Please update any HOLLIS (Aquabrowser) record links as soon as possible.

All links of the form
must be updated to the persistent links form
to continue working.

Links can be updated to the new persistent link syntax in advance of December 22, 2014.

Please visit the ...

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December 9, 2014

December 9, 2014—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has awarded the Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library a grant of over $365,000. The grant will enable the Center and collaborators at the University of Alberta Libraries to open up research data for reuse and interdisciplinary study via the creation of rich metadata for discovery, access, citation and long-term preservation.

“Research data captures the evolution of a studied population in a particular historical—biological, social, cultural, political—context,” said project advocate Nicholas Christakis, a Yale University professor formerly of Harvard Medical School. “If the metadata and data of more longitudinal records were made transparent to researchers and searchable online, the possibilities for the types of medical, sociological,...

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File Under: Countway (Medical)
December 9, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

The Harvard Library committee governance structure is being formally launched this week with this announcement regarding the five standing committees.

The five standing committees are: Access and Discovery, co-chaired by Suzanne Wones and Rachel Howarth; Collections and Content, co-chaired by Dan Hazen/Ann Whiteside and Kim Dulin; Professional Development, co-chaired by Katie McGrath/Deb Wallace and Anna Anctil; Research, Teaching and Learning, co-chaired by Susan Fliss and Renata Kalnins; and Stewardship, co-chaired by Megan Sniffin-Marinoff and Ardys Kozbial. You will see committee charges and membership listed below.

Our Councils are also underway, and the conveners of each Council are in the process of...

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December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014—To ensure adequate study space for Law School students during the Fall Exam period, the Harvard Law School Library will have restricted access in place today, Monday December 8 through Friday, December 19. During this time, only Law School affiliates will be able to use the Law Library space for study hall purposes. 

Harvard University affiliates who need to borrow regular loan materials from the collection or use a part of the collection can check in at the circulation desk, or order items to one of 18 different pick-up locations on campus via Harvard Direct, which can deliver requested materials from one site to another within 4 business days.

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