the database Factiva.com
(30 October 2002)
session was sponsered by CILU and conducted by Peter Ryttel, Manager,
knowledge & Learning, Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters Company.
Mr. Ryttel performed a variety of searches in the database, shared
search tips and answered questions from the audience.
Influence: Celebrating 60 Years of Scholarship and Publication at Houghton
Library (6 May 2002)
Howarth, co-curator and Head of Public Services, Houghton Library
gave brief introductory remarks. An informal reception followed
the tour. Houghton
Library opened its doors for the first time 60 years ago and has
steadfastly held dear its mission to support research and provide
instruction to scholars from all over the world. The exhibition,
curated by William Stoneman and Rachel Howarth, highlights books
and manuscripts that have inspired scholars for the last 60 years
to create their own publications. On display are such treasures
as the original manuscripts of Melville's "Billy Budd"
and poems of Emily Dickinson, a 16th century illuminated text, a
letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Henry David Thoreau and Teddy
Roosevelt's diary. The exhibition also showcases some of the most
significant publications created by scholars who have been fortunate
to have spent time doing research in Houghton Library. Jacob Blanck's
nine volume "Bibliography of American Literature" is but
one of these spectacular publications.
Collections at Harvard University: A Roundtable (30 Nov. 2001)
were: Amy Christensen, Archivist, Environmental Information Center,
Social Sciences Program; Martha Mahard, Curator of Historical Photographs
and Special Collections, Fine Arts Libraries; Leslie Morris, Curator
of Manuscripts in the Harvard College Library; and MacKenzie Smith,
Manager, Digital Library Program, OIS. Come
find out what constitutes a special collection at Harvard? How does
one go about finding one? What percentage of Harvard's special collections
are included in online catalogs and finding aids? What online catalogs
and finding aids are available (VIA, OASIS, HOLLIS, etc.) and how
does one use them?
Implementation Instruction and Training Issues (18 May 2001)
were: Ed Tallen, O'Neill Library, Boston College; Caren Smith, OIS,
Harvard University; Julie Wetherill, OIS, Harvard University. The
session provided an introduction to the Aleph system and discussed
some training issues.