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May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013—The Harvard Library, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, IQSS Dataverse Network and HUIT, is launching the Research Data Collaborative (RDC) to develop research data management services. The RDC program’s FY14 goals include creation of tiered data management training for researchers and librarians, a University-wide data compliance network, effective data management plan support and an assessment of the data storage and curation needs of Harvard researchers.

The RDC program members will provide training materials along with workshops that broadly address research data management. Topics such as data security, storage, archiving, preservation and curation will be covered, in addition to data advisory services regarding retention and compliance policies. A University-wide survey and assessment will lay...

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File Under: Project Update
May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013—Approximately 176,000 items from the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library collection are now accessible to Harvard’s Borrow Direct partners, in addition to the approximately 6.5 million items from Harvard made available previously.

“We in the Music Library are pleased to participate in this important collaborative venture by making our holdings available to scholars at peer institutions,” said Sarah Adams, the acting Richard F. French Librarian and keeper of the Isham Memorial Library, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library.

Borrow Direct, which Harvard joined in 2011, enables students, faculty and staff from any participating partner to borrow books directly from the libraries of Brown,...

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File Under: Collaboration, Loeb Music
May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013—The Harvard Law School Library, HLS Sustainability and the HLS Green Living Program launched the Read & Ride BikeShare program in September 2010 to provide a more eco-friendly mode of transportation.

“Many of our students who live in Somerville borrow our bikes to ride home because it’s so much faster than walking and can even sometimes be faster than taking the T,” said Brian Sutton, an access specialist at the Law School Library. The program includes four bicycles, each with an entry in the HOLLIS catalog. Three of the bikes can be borrowed for up to three hours and one can be signed out for up to 24. An...

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File Under: Law School Library
May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013—The Harvard Library and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Suber as director of the Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC), starting July 1, 2013. Suber will continue his current activities as director of the Harvard Open Access Project, based at the Berkman Center, as well as his affiliations as a Berkman faculty fellow, senior researcher at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), and research professor of philosophy at Earlham College.

Suber's new role with the OSC closely aligns with his work leading the Harvard Open...

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File Under: Open Access, Staff News
May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013—Approximately 41,000 unique titles from Biblioteca Berenson in Florence, Italy, are now available through the Library’s Scan & Deliver service.

Biblioteca Berenson, the library of Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, provides in-depth coverage of scholarship on the history, fine and applied arts, music, literature, religion and philosophy, law, politics, science and medicine, and other aspects of late medieval and early modern Italy, ca. 1200–1700. It also collects selected works in related fields such as classical and medieval...

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File Under: Biblioteca Berenson


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