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April 23, 2013

Like a book? You’ll love its neighbors.

April 23, 2013—StackLife combines the familiarity of ordinary shelves with the dexterity of the virtual to let users explore the 12.3 million items in Harvard’s 73 libraries, with the Harvard community as a guide.

Developed by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, StackLife is an open-source project that displays works on a virtual shelf that combines shelves from all of Harvard’s many libraries. With a click, StackLife users can create new shelves, pulling together works from across the physical library spaces. For example, clicking on an item’s subject areas creates new shelves holding all the works in the Harvard collection within that subject area, inviting serendipitous...

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File Under: Innovation
April 23, 2013

Harvard Library Strategic Conversations organized "Reality Matters" to explore use of primary materials.

April 23, 2013—In the digital age, some professors might grumble that students today don’t even know how to read a newspaper. Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, Harvard College Professor and Chair of the History and Literature Program, knows that they’re right.

Lepore shared her story during “Reality Matters,” organized by Harvard Library Strategic Conservations, which explored the use of items from the wealth of Harvard’s library and museum collections, and the benefits and challenges of both tactile and digital versions for...

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File Under: Collections, Events
April 23, 2013

April 23, 2013—The Affinity Group Heads seek input and perspective on the discussion document “Towards a Collections and Content Development Strategic Plan.”

Please plan to attend an open session, noted below, or please post comments to the discussion forum or send them to...

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File Under: Events, Library Leadership
April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013

Dear Colleagues:

The Affinity Group Heads are seeking your input and perspective on the discussion document “Towards a Collections and Content Development Strategic Plan.”

Proposed recommendations in this discussion document focus on strategies for the development of intellectually coherent collections and content across the Harvard Library, and affirm the continuing importance of librarians, curators, and archivists to work closely with their faculties and other constituencies to address the dynamic changes in the research, teaching, and learning landscape. After consultation with the University community, resulting recommendations will go to the Harvard Library Board for approval...

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File Under: Events, Library Leadership
April 16, 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.

Sean Crawford joined the Information and Technical Services Serials Cataloging Unit on April 8. He joined Harvard in 2005, first as a serials specialist and most recently as serials check-in supervisor at Widener Library. Crawford also held temporary appointments in the Monograph Acquisitions and Copy Cataloging Western Europe Unit and in the E-Resources, Serials and Government (ESG) Documents Section in Harvard College Library Information and Technical Services. Additionally, he completed an internship in ESG as part of his...

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File Under: Staff News

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