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July 23, 2013—The Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) added 17 new members to its Advisory Committee, which continues to include members from every school at Harvard and Central Administration. The new members join 15 existing members, many of whom have served on the Advisory Committee since the OSC's founding in 2008. Expanded membership will provide the OSC with deeper roots into each school, ensuring that open access policies and outreach efforts are successfully implemented and supported, and that policies are developed with input from the broadest constituency.
In addition to maintaining and supporting Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH), Harvard's open access repository of scholarly work, the OSC supports open access policies at eight of Harvard’s nine schools, promotes open access through internal and... read more
July 23, 2013—For more than 10 years, Harvard Library staff members have come together to knit and craft, sharing new projects and patterns, learning skills and chatting with colleagues.
Around 2003, Laura Morse, director of library systems for Library Technology Services (LTS), spearheaded the initiative to form the group that now meets many Tuesdays at 12:30 at 90 Mt. Auburn Street. “The 90 Mt. Auburn Knitting Group grew organically over time,” she said. “OIS [now LTS] staff who knit began to meet in our old office at 1280 Mass. Ave. during lunch. Sue Kriegsman [now at the Office for Scholarly Communication] expressed an interest in learning to Stacy Kowalczyk [no longer at Harvard] and me. Stacy, Sue and I started to meet regularly and had many fun field trips to Woolcott, a much-beloved local yarn store that closed a few... read more
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Annabelle Chabauty and Eve Neiger are interning for the summer with the Weissman Preservation Center. Chabauty is a graduate student in photograph conservation from the Institut National du Patrimoine in Paris. She is working with WPC’s photograph conservator Elena Bulat on conservation... read more
July 22, 2013—Winifred J. Campbell died July 11 of heart failure at Emerson Hospital. She was 94.
Campbell was born Winifred Johanna Culik in Cleveland, Ohio. She lived most of her childhood in Detroit, Michigan. Musically precocious, she studied piano as a young child at the Detroit Conservatory of Music. As a teenager she lived in Switzerland for two years with her mother’s relatives. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1939 with an A.B. in government and later that year married Robert Van Duyne Campbell. They moved to New York City where she received a master’s degree in 1941 from the School of Library Service at Columbia University. The couple then lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts and in 1949 moved to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. While in Cambridge Ms. Campbell worked at the Widener Library at Harvard and when... read more
July 19, 2013—Lorna Daniells, a prominent research librarian who worked at Harvard Business School (HBS)’s Baker Library from 1946 until her retirement in 1985, died on June 11 in Bloomfield, CT, at the age of 94. During her nearly 40 years at HBS, she served as chair of the Library’s reference department from 1970 to 1974, as head of the department from 1974 to 1979, and as bibliographer from 1979 to 1985.
According to Stephen A. Greyser, the Business School’s Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, “Lorna was a rare combination—very knowledgeable about all facets of her work and very supportive in all her interactions with faculty, always providing service with a smile and often guiding researchers in directions they may not have considered before meeting with her. She represented the best tradition... read more