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March 31, 2014
One of the objectives of the Harvard Library is to enable effective access to the world of knowledge and data through intuitive discovery, networks of expertise, and global collaborations. An important part of this is making discoverable the valuable resources in collections that are currently inaccessible to our patrons. We have allocated $850,000 as extra support for projects to uncover hidden collections. This message outlines arrangements to deploy these one-time funds, which are available to all units within the Harvard Library. Eligible projects can focus on both historic and contemporary holdings, in any format, whose metadata does not support robust discovery.
This money must be spent by June 30, 2015. We are eager to receive... read more
The Woodberry Poetry Room kicked off a new series called "Reinventing the Workshop" to examine the process and tradition of instruction in creative writing. Read the full story.
The Harvard College Library and Faculty of Arts and Sciences Libraries released its annual report for 2012–2013. Read the full report.
March 25, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.
Camera Operator, Scanning Services—Preservation, Conservation & Digital Imaging Services (Grade 50, Req# 32159BR)
Collection Development Curator/Archivist—University Archives (Grade 57, Req# 32141BR)
Continuing Resources & Acquisitions Library Assistant—Information & Technical Services (Grade 51, Req# 32140BR)
Manager for Serials Acquisitions & Management—Information & Technical Services (Grade 58, Req# 31339BR)
March 25, 2014—Collections, once hidden, made visible and accessible through addition to HOLLIS. QR codes in the stacks pointing library users to related subject guides on the web. Scanning selected book pages at the point of cataloging. These are just a few of the improvements and additions to library services that have taken place over the past few years under the auspices of Harvard Library’s initiatives to promote more innovation and experimentation. While large-scale initiatives often draw the most attention, a series of smaller projects that have bubbled up through programs like the Harvard Library Lab are benefiting users in many different ways. Here are... read more