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Andrea Goethals shares the results of a web archiving environmental scan from the Web Archive Working Group.

The launch of the Harvard Library Viewer provides a new and improved way to access Harvard Library’s collections as the default viewer for the Digital Repository Service.

Connie Rinaldo, librarian of the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, shares news about ongoing projects including digitization and grants. 

“Born-digital archiving of any kind involves a lot of technology and human skill,” said Wendy Gogel, manager of digital content and projects, regarding an email archiving stewardship workshop presented at Harvard Library.

"You can change buildings very substantially when you put them to new uses,” said architect Jim Eyre in the first of a series of talks on new ideas for library spaces.

With the arrival of the fall term in September 2016, Lamont Library will introduce a new unified service model that aims to create a better user experience.

Team profiles spotlight groups across Harvard Library. In this Q&A, we spoke with Kris Markman, online learning librarian, who leads the Digital Learning & User Experience team.

Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members. Have something to share? Please send it to the Harvard Library communications team at

Career opportunities at the libraries across Harvard are posted in ASPIRE, the university's recruitment management system.

The massive chandelier that greets visitors to Widener Library is not only impressive to look at; it’s an impressive feat to change the bulbs. Since Widener has switched to LED (light-emitting diode) lights, they haven’t had to in two years. This is just one benefit of a new initiative that is helping the Library to implement greener lighting strategies.