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

October 9, 2013

The Science Center atrium and Cabot Science Library, already filled with bustling undergraduates, will undergo a transformation to support learning and teaching for the digital age while more effectively connecting the library to the atrium and plaza social spaces.

The redesign will support student life and align with the goals of Harvard’s Common Spaces initiative.

Read the full Gazette story.

File Under: Cabot
October 9, 2013

Colombus papersOctober 14, 2013--Before he returned to the European shore in 1493, Christopher Columbus drafted a letter capturing his "discoveries," which was sent upon landing to Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella and to Ferdinand's treasurer. The latter quickly made its way into print and news of Columbus's voyage spread throughout Europe. Harvard's Houghton Library holds a 1493 printing of the letter, providing an example of one way word of a momentous event was shared 500 years ago.

To satisfy large demand, the printer produced three different editions, printing quickly and inexpensively. Translation of the text from Spanish to Latin meant that a significantly...

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File Under: Collections, Houghton
October 7, 2013

October 9, 10-11:30 am
Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Your Office Records
Lamont Library Forum Room

October 9, 1-1:30 pm
Chair Yoga for Librarians
Wadsworth House Conference Room

October 9, 1-2:30 pm

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File Under: Events
October 7, 2013

October 8, 2013—A beta platform for Library staff news and events is now live, and the Library Portal Working Group and the Library communications team welcome comments and suggestions.

Features of the beta platform, which is designed to potentially replace the Library Staff News index page, include:

  • the ability to post multiple content types (stories, events, announcements, etc.) on a single page
  • content “thumbnails” for easy browsing
  • content tagging for easy browsing
  • incorporation of Harvard Library social media
  • an RSS feed

Please send comments and suggestions, which will be used to improve the page and assess...

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File Under: Staff News
October 4, 2013

October 8, 2013—Is there a particular faculty member's work in the DASH repository that should be showcased? Is there a dissertation or other student work in DASH that deserves additional exposure? Is a coworker's scholarship especially illuminating?

Open Access Week falls on October 21-27 this year and, in advance of this annual event, the Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) invites the library community to select work from the repository to highlight in the DASH features section. The OSC will release a highlight a day over the course of Open Access Week, and beyond. 

Those interested in participating should view previous...

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File Under: Open Access


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