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The Harvard Library community gathered together at the Knafel Center on September 21 and 22 as Vice President for the Harvard Library Sarah Thomas shared updates on library activities, finances, and projects.

Over 300 incoming students attended the annual Freshman Open House at Lamont Library on August 29 to get an introduction to Harvard’s libraries and the services they offer.

Library resources are helping students from Harvard and beyond. 

Lamont Library implements a new unified service model this September. The centerpiece of this model is the new unified service point in the first floor lobby. 

Harvard Library has received a two-year grant to explore the development of a digital library of resources relating to and originating in the Middle East. 

Students meet with librarians

To ensure members of the Class of 2020 are familiar with the libraries they’re most likely to use during their freshman year, Harvard College Library will host its annual Freshman Open House on Monday, August 29, from 1–3 pm.

Two projects involving Harvard Library, “Building a Participant Pool for Internal Accessibility Testing at Harvard” and “Launch ASC (the Analytics Staff Consortium),” are among the winners of the President’s Administrative Innovation Fund.  

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The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive literature review on strategies for converting subscription journals to open access.