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May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013— Harvard announces its support of a new initiative to provide researchers with access to a persistent digital identifier that allows authors to attach their identities to articles, datasets, equipment, media stories, citations, experiments, patents and notebooks.

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) Registry is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. Interest in ORCID by Harvard researchers will grow as publishers and funders increasingly require an ORCID for manuscript and grant proposal submission. The Office of the Provost plans a broad outreach to faculty in fall 2013—the Library community can support this effort...

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File Under: Collaboration, Innovation
May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013—The new Library mobile module for the Harvard mobile application is now live, available for iOS, Android and mobile web.

What’s new with this module?

  • An Android version
  • The ability for users to view which libraries are closest to their current location
  • The ability for users to search by Library hours and amenities (bikes, headphones, cafes, etc.)
  • A searchable Library staff directory
  • Links to Library research guides, finding aids and Get It
  • Displays of Library videos, news and events

The mobile project began in January 2013 and consisted of three builds occurring in January, February and March. Testing occurred in April and early May. Kudos...

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File Under: Project Update
May 7, 2013

May 7, 2013—With more than 70 libraries, Harvard students have many options when it comes to finding a good place to study for finals. Lamont Library is open 24 hours a day/seven days a week during the semester, and many libraries add hours during exam period. A selection of library hours is below. Click on the library name for more hour information and click here for a complete list of all library hours.

Prefer to study in the glow of a fireplace? Go to Gutman. Need a study break? Borrow a bike from the Law School Library. Hungry? Visit the Gutman or Lamont Café. Freaking out? Check out ...

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File Under: Hours
April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013—Members of the community recently flocked to the Weissman Preservation Center and the Collections Conservation Lab for their Open House tours, held in celebration of the American Library Association's Preservation Week 2013. The informal tours gave visitors a glimpse into the dedication, precision, and level of care provided to Harvard’s millions of books, photographs, artifacts and other items.

At the Weissman Preservation Center, Brenda Bernier, head of the Center and the Paul M. and Harriet L. Weissman Senior Photograph Conservator, greeted visitors and gave them an overview of the center’s efforts.

“We’ve had a lot of questions from the library community about the work we do, and we wanted to share that experience with them and help them...

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File Under: PCDI
April 30, 2013

Previous awardees include Vaclav Havel, Andrei Sakharov and William Styron. April 30, 2013—Robert Darnton, Harvard University Librarian and Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor, was awarded the Prix Mondial Cino Del Duca by the Institut de France. The Prix Mondial is awarded each year to an author whose work “conveys a message of modern humanism.” The Institut de France noted it wanted to recognize Darnton for “his research on the history of books as well as his engagement in favor of open access to cultural material through the Internet.” Darnton will attend an award ceremony at the Institut in June 2013. Darnton joined Harvard in 2007 from Princeton University. He holds an AB from Harvard and a BPhil and DPhil from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes scholar. His publications include The Business of...

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File Under: Staff News

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