May 27, 2014—Since the April update, planning began for a new series of DRS demo meetings to get early feedback from users on new development. In this update, Chris Vicary, lead software engineer for the DRS, explains what users can expect from these meetings and the mutual benefit they will provide to the development team and users.
“These meetings will be held quarterly to coincide with releases of new features. They will begin with a review of recently completed enhancements, followed by a demonstration of that work, and end with a preview of upcoming features to be included in the next release," Vicary said. "We hope to solicit feedback and engender discussion at the demos. The feedback we get can guide how we implement upcoming features. The goal is...read more
May 27, 2014—The Library Leadership Team (LLT) approved new object codes for special collections. The new codes will allow libraries to measure special collections purchasing more effectively and to start to develop a richer understanding of resourcing needs around special collections acquisitions.
The new object codes are available to use for FY15 budgeting, and will be available to use to record acquisitions on July 1, 2014, i.e. the start of fiscal year 2015.
The object codes are:
|7020||Manuscripts+Archives Collections, GENERAL|
May 27, 2014—Congratulations to seven library staff members named a 2014 Harvard Hero! The Harvard Heroes Program recognizes and celebrates high-performing staff from across the University, and only 64 of Harvard's more than 12,000 staff members were selected.
Library staff member awardees are:
Albert Burns, Technical Support Engineer, HUIT/HCL
From his nomination: “Al Burns is Mr. ‘Harvard Support.’ He has been with the University for over 20 years and with the HCL ITS department for the majority of his career. He is one of the most known figures at the College Library, always doing what it takes to make sure the customer is satisfied. He is loved by all and truly cares about the end user and making sure they are...read more
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Michael Cotta-Schønberg will be speaking not on the future of academic libraries, which he says he has done too much, but on the history of the World Library from 2040 to 2090. The presentation will take the form of a speech by the president of the World Library on the occasion of the fifty year jubilee of the Library.
In this Harvard Library Strategic Conversation with Cotta-Schønberg, Deputy Director General, Royal Library of Copenhagen, and University Librarian, University of Copenhagen, the audience will be transformed into members of the board of the World Library and the speech will end with a board vote on whether individuals should be able to have...read more