September 30, 2014—Increased access to digital materials advances knowledge while presenting complex issues. In “The Future of the Book,” a Harvard Library Strategic Conversation, audience members discussed how knowledge has been handed down over centuries and how to ensure that copyright and technology do not interfere with the longevity of 20th-century works.
Panelists Jim O’Donnell, a Georgetown University professor and former provost, and Ellen Faran, director of MIT Press, spoke on the shift from print to digital, and the discussion was moderated by Ann Blair, Harvard College Professor and Henry Charles Lea Professor of History.
O’Donnell, a champion of new...read more
September 30, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.
Access Services Assistant (Library Assistant VI)—Access Services: Humanities & Social Sciences, Harvard Library (Grade 53, Req# 33838BR)
HSPH Archivist—Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School (Grade 56, Req# 33971BR)
Processing Archivist—University Archives, Harvard Library (Grade 56, Req# 33958BR)
Programmer and Born Digital Processor—Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute (Grade 56, Req# 33970BR)
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Nell Carlson, Debbie Funkhouser, Emilie Hardman, Rachel Howarth and Karen Nipps presented at the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Preconference preceding the ALA Annual Conference. Nell, Debbie and Karen held a poster session on their Library Lab project, Scanning Key Content for Text-Based Material at Point of...read more
September 29, 2014—In observance of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, several Boston-area institutions, including the Harvard Library, are hosting exhibitions that showcase the visual side of the war. Cartographic elements found in “From the Alps to the Ocean: Maps of the Western Front at the Harvard Map Collection” include global, continental, geological, aerial, battleground, cartoon and caricature; the Boston Athenaeum and Musuem of Fine Arts are showing poster collections. Read the full story in the Boston Globe.
We hope you can join a library all-staff meeting led by Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Sarah will provide an update on current and future library activities and there will be an opportunity for questions.
Friday, September 26th, 9:30am, Austin Classroom 100 North, Harvard Law School
Tuesday, September 30th, 12:30pm, Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School
The September 30th session will be webcast*...read more