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June 4, 2013

June 4, 2013—The FY13 financial year-end closing schedule for Harvard Library Shared Services has been posted online.

The deadlines noted in the document are for the Shared Services organization, including acquisitions performed by Information and Technical Services (ITS). For collections acquisitions that are performed by Schools and all other School library functions, please refer to deadlines set by School finance offices.

If you have any questions, please contact Rita Lam (non-collections), Leah Nickel (collections performed by ITS) or Lisa Schwallie.

File Under: Shared Services
June 3, 2013

June 3, 2012—Harvard recently joined DataCite, a not-for-profit organization that aims to establish easier access to research data on the Internet, increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record and support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and repurposed for future study.

Other members of DataCite include the British Library, the German National Library of Science and Technology and the California Digital Library (CDL).

Additionally, the Library enrolled in EZID from the California Digital Library, an automated interface to DataCite for creating DOIs and providing flexible methods for posting associated metadata.

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File Under: Collaboration
May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Library Assistant IV—Continuing Resources and Acquisitions, Electronic Resources & Serials, ITS (Grade 51, Req# 29611BR)

Library Assistant V—Distributed Serial Check-In, Electronic Resources & Serials, ITS (Grade 52, Req# 29609BR)

Manager of Resource Sharing Operations and Training—Access Services (Grade 56, Req# 29495BR)

File Under: Positions Posted
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

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