Catholic Church. Heures de Nôtre Dame (use of Troyes and Sens) : manuscript, [ca. 1470]. MS Richardson 7. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Sequences of the Gospels (ff. 13-20v), Sequence from Luke (ff. 17-18v), f. 17: Luke painting the Virgin and Child

Harvard Library Imaging Services

Imaging Services offers a broad range of collections reformatting services designed to protect endangered materials and to extend scholarly access to Harvard's collections beyond the University.

Creating copies of library materials as a preservation strategy

Library materials are reproduced for several reasons: to provide back-up copies of items showing obvious signs of deterioration, to replace those that have become too fragile to use, to reduce wear and tear on items that are rare or unique, and to extend access to Harvard's collections beyond the University. Since the beginning of recorded history, copying has been vital to the survival of information.

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The Shelf

The Shelf blog highlights rare and remarkable items discovered by Harvard Library users during the course of their research. Harvard Library Preservation routinely reviews books returned through circulation, knowing that these returns include a surprising numbers of works that are too deteriorated to survive continued use, and are that too rare and interesting not to share online with the Harvard community, and beyond.

Blog entries feature titles that have been selected for digitization through various criteria such as rarity, condition, use, research relevance, and/or visual content. 

The Colonial North American Project at Harvard University

Coleman, Phebe Folger. Un receuil : containing painting, penmanship, algebra and pieces selected from various authors in prose and verse, with a few pieces in French with their translation / by Phebe Folger of Nantucket : manuscript, 1797-1806. MS Typ 245. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Coleman, Phebe Folger.Un receuil :containing painting, penmanship, algebra and pieces selected from various authors in prose and verse, with a few pieces in French with their translation / by Phebe Folger of Nantucket : manuscript, 1797-1806. MS Typ 245. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Colonial North America at Harvard Library provides access to remarkable and wide-ranging materials digitized as part of an ongoing, multi-year project. When complete, the project will make available to the world approximately 470,000 digitized pages of all known archival and manuscript materials in the Harvard Library that relate to 17th- and 18th-century North America.

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Digital Collections at Harvard

Latin American pamphlet digital project at Harvard University

Titles are mapped using the Mapcarta product to geo-code the records. The records have been loaded into a Google Fusion Table, and only locations with a Mapcarta confidence values of 85% or greater have been plotted.

Harvard College Library pamphlet digitization program. World War I.

Titles are mapped using the Mapcarta product to geo-code the records. The records have been loaded into a Google Fusion Table, and only locations with a Mapcarta confidence values of 85% or greater have been plotted.

Open Collections Program at Harvard University. Expeditions and discoveries.

Titles are mapped using the Mapcarta product to geo-code the records. The records have been loaded into a Google Fusion Table, and only locations with a Mapcarta confidence values of 85% or greater have been plotted.