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Take Note: Robert Darnton, Chloe Garcia Roberts, Suzanne Kriegsman, Karen Nipps, Theresa Smith

Staff accomplishments for February 5, 2013.


Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members; it is published periodically on the Harvard Library portal. Have something to share? Please send it to Elizabeth Hedrick, communications officer.


Robert Darnton, University Librarian and Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor, was awarded the Claude Moore Fuess Award from Phillips Academy at a student and faculty gathering on January 30. The award, named in honor of Phillips Academy’s 10th headmaster, acknowledges distinguished contribution to public service.


Darnton joined Harvard in 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 Enlightenment: A Publishing History of the Encyclopédie, The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History and The Case for Books: Past, Present and Future. Darnton’s many awards include a MacArthur Fellowship and the National Medal of Humanities, and he is a chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. Darnton is a member of the Harvard Library Board, chair of the Harvard Library Faculty Advisory Council, a trustee of the New York Public Library and a member of the Digital Public Library of America steering committee.


Chloe Garcia Roberts, associate curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room, will publish translations of late Tang dynasty poet Li Shangyin in a pamphlet series by publisher New Directions, forthcoming in 2014. Garcia Roberts is also an editor at "Zoland Poetry" and her poems and translations have most recently appeared in Interim, Poetry International and Cerise Press. Garcia Roberts has a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon.


Suzanne Kriegsman, program manager for the Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC), co-authored “Implementing Open Access Policies Using Institutional Repositories”  in The Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges, a publication of the American Library Association. The chapter explores open-access policies within the framework of an institutional repository. Kriegsman and co-author Ellen Finnie Duranceau of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology outline eight common practices followed by institutions implementing open-access policies, noting that these common practices may apply to any institution collecting articles in a repository and sharing them.


Kriegsman joined Harvard in 2001 from the Colorado Digitization Project and previous to that the Denver Public Library and Stock Imagery, LLC. She is a certified archivist with an MSLIS from Simmons and a BA from Alfred University.


Karen Nipps, head of the Rare Book Team in Technical Services at Houghton Library, recently published Lydia Bailey: A Checklist of Her Imprints on 19th-century Philadelphia printer Lydia Bailey. The book consists of a historical essay detailing Bailey’s life and analyzing her role in the contemporary book trade, followed by a checklist of her more than 800 known imprints. Nipps has a BA from Vassar College and an MLS from Columbia University.


Theresa Smith, paper conservator for special collections at the Weissman Preservation Center, recently published an article in Restaurator: International Journal for the Preservation of Library and Archival Material. “An Evaluation of Historical Bleaching with Chlorine Dioxide Gas, Sodium Hypochlorite and Chloramine-T at the Fogg Art Museum” appears in a special issue devoted to contemporary and historical bleaching in paper conservation.


Smith has worked for the Weissman Preservation Center for five years. She received an MA in art conservation from Buffalo State College after completing a year-long fellowship in Germany at the Kupferstichkabinett-Berlin. Smith previously was a fellow in paper conservation at the Straus Center for Conservation at the Harvard Art Museum.