April 17, 2014—In November 2013, Harvard received 23 takedown notices from Elsevier, a publisher of academic journals.
A takedown notice is a request from a copyright holder to remove a work from the internet because of alleged copyright... Read more
January 21, 2014—Work on migrating to the next-generation Digital Repository Service (DRS) is well under way, with several accomplishments including a major milestone since the... Read more
November 19, 2013—The File Information Tool Set (FITS) was created by Harvard Library to support the activities of the Digital Preservation Service (DRS). FITS is used during the DRS deposit process to automatically generate metadata for DRS... Read more
October 29, 2013—Link rot occurs when hyperlinks to a source in an article break, leaving scholars without access to important information.
To address the problem, Jonathan Zittrain, professor of law and computer science and vice dean for... Read more
October 22, 2013—In 1905, a woman in Maryland was commissioned to drive a horse-drawn wagon filled with books into remote areas without libraries—which was a good idea until the cart was hit by a train. Luckily there were no human or equine... Read more
October 15, 2013—2013 has seen many milestones towards improving access to biomedical research. In February, President Obama issued a directive requiring most federal research agencies to implement public access policies; official guidance in... Read more