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Please be advised that there will be a university-wide test of the MessageMe alert service on Tuesday (3/4) at 2:30pm. The test message will be sent to all MessageMe subscribers by Harvard Public Affairs & Communications (HPAC).
Please share this advisory with whomever you think needs advance notice in your School or unit. A similar advisory will be appended to tomorrow morning's Daily Gazette. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
MBA, CEM Associate Director of Emergency Management
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February 24, 2014—Fair Use Week, sponsored by the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC), has arrived!
Check out events throughout the week, including guest bloggers, videos and an expert panel:
Monday, February 24: Guest blogger—Krista Cox, Director of Public Policy Initiatives, American Research Libraries
Tuesday, February 25: Guest blogger—Kevin Smith, Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication, Duke University
Wednesday, February 26: Guest blogger—Kenneth Crews, Director of the Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia... read more
February 25, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.
Lead Digital Library Software Engineer—HUIT (Grade 59, Req# 31791BR)
Managing Director, Principal Gifts, University Initiatives—Alumni Affairs and Development (Grade 59, Req# 30638BR)
Semantic Information Infrastructure Technical Lead—Knowledge and Library Services, HBS (Grade 59, Req# 31788BR)
February 25, 2014
This is a brief report on the findings of an external review of the Harvard University Archives by the Harvard Library. The review, which concluded in fall 2013, looked to the future, with recommendations taking into account governance and organization, current contributions of archives and records management, overall quality and resources. This summary also includes some initial steps recently taken to address some of the recommendations.
I am looking forward to sharing some updates with you at our all-staff meetings scheduled for 10am and 3pm on Thursday. Both will be held in Langdell Hall, and since seating is limited, you can sign up here and here.
Normally I like to hold sessions on different days and at different times so if people are out one day, they have a second opportunity. However, Jennifer’s been searching for a room since early January, and was held up as schools didn’t want to release space until classes were assigned rooms. We grabbed Langdell when it became available, and only later realized the unfortunate clash... read more