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Open Collections Program Launches Expeditions and Discoveries

May 1, 2009

Through the new collection, Internet users can find thousands of maps, photographs, and published materials, along with field notes, letters, and unique manuscript materials on sponsored exploration and related scientific discoveries between 1626 and 1953.
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Harvard Libraries Launch a New HOLLIS

April 9, 2009

HOLLIS now offers users a simple, intuitive interface for discovering library resources in significant new ways. The new HOLLIS, a "discovery environment" and not just a catalog, reflects a new generation of creative thinking about searching on the web as it differs from searches in traditional library catalogs.
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Arcadia Gives $5 Million to Support Core Collections, Services in the Harvard Libraries

April 6, 2009

Britain's Arcadia Fund has awarded $5 million to the Harvard University Library. Arcadia's five-year grant will provide flexible support for the Library's core functions: acquisitions, access, preservation, and dissemination.
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Enhancing Harvard's Geospatial Library

March 13, 2009

Renewed and relaunched, the new HGL offers a rewarding and highly intuitive user experience.
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HUL Awards EPDOP Support to HCL's William Stoneman

August 15, 2008

Dr. William Stoneman, the Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library, has been chosen to receive the University Library's Extended Professional Development Opportunity Program (EPDOP) award for 2008.
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Stuart M. Shieber to Lead Harvard's Office for Scholarly Communication

May 22, 2008

Stuart M. Shieber '81, Harvard's James O. Welch, Jr., and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science, will serve as director of the University's new Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC). Harvard University Provost Steven E. Hyman made the appointment, which he announced today with Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library (HUL).
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Online Now: Google Book Search for Harvard

March 7, 2008

Following an extended collaboration between the Harvard University Library (HUL) and Google, a Harvard-customized version of Google Book Search (GBS) is now online. This new version of GBS offers users the option to search the full text of all books available in Google Book Search—whether contributed by Harvard, another library, or the publisher.
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Harvard's Libraries Launch "Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics"

February 2, 2008

New Contagion collection brings carefully selected historical materials from Harvard's renowned libraries, special collections, and archives to Internet users everywhere. Supported by Arcadia, the collection, which includes more than 500,000 pages of digitized books, serials, pamphlets, incunabula, and manuscripts, contributes to the understanding of the global, social-history, and public-policy implications of disease and offers important historical perspectives on the science and the public policy of epidemiology today.
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Harvard's New Records Schedule Is Now in Place

September 1, 2007

As of September 1, the University has adopted a new General Records Schedule (GRS)—a publication of records management services in the Harvard University Archives. The new GRS describes and sets standards for the management and retention of University records. This vital document is relevant to every Harvard office and applies to records in all formats and media—both paper and electronic.
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Robert Darnton Named Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library

May 22, 2007

Robert Darnton, currently the Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of European History at Princeton University, will become Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the Harvard University Library, effective July 1, 2007.
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Library Visiting Committee Announces $2.5 Million Endowment Fund to Honor Sidney Verba

March 29, 2007

The new Sidney Verba Library Fund will benefit programs of the Harvard University Library.
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Harvard's Open Collections Program Launches Immigration to the United States, 1789–1930

November 21, 2006

New digital collection provides open, online access to thousands of items from the Harvard libraries, archives, and museums.
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A Letter from Derek Bok

September 26, 2006

Sidney Verba, the longest-serving University Library director in Harvard history, will retire on June 30, 2007.
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Harvard Joins Forces with OCLC to Advance the Global Digital Format Registry

September 26, 2006

Collaborative agreement will complete the development of a Global Digital Format Registry that will serve digital preservation programs of libraries, archives, and other institutions.
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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards $600,000 to HUL for Global Digital Format Registry

January 24, 2006

GDFR will serve digital preservation programs of libraries, archives, and other institutions responsible for keeping digital resources viable over time.
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June 16, 2006

Frequently asked questions about the University's pilot project with Google.
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Harvard's Open Collections Program to Develop "Emigration and Immigration"

November 10, 2005

The new online collection of historical materials will reflect the strengths of library and museum holdings across the University.
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Harvard Launches New Conservation Program for Photographs

September 22, 2005

Senior Photograph Conservator Arrives October 1
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E-Research @ Harvard Libraries Debuts on June 30

June 16, 2005

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Table of Contents (TOC) Service Now Available from Harvard Libraries Site

March 17, 2005

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A Pilot Program with Google: A Letter from Sidney Verba

December 13, 2004

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Harvard's Digitization Project with Google

December 14, 2004

Harvard University is embarking on a collaboration with Google that can provide both the Harvard community and the larger public with a revolutionary new information location tool to find materials available in libraries.
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The Mellon Foundation's $2.1 Million Gift to the Harvard Library

September 16, 2004

Establishes University-Wide Photo Conservation Program
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$5 Million Gift Supports Harvard's Open Collections Program

July 7, 2004

Enables Harvard Libraries to Make Collections Available Worldwide
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Harvard Appoints Megan Sniffin-Marinoff As University Archivist

June 6, 2004

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Changes in Our Digital Acquisitions Program: A Letter from Sidney Verba

January 1, 2004

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Hewlett Foundation Awards $1.25 Million For Harvard Library Open Collections Program

November 8, 2002

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On 9/11: A Letter From Sidney Verba

September 18, 2001

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Harvard University Library and Key Publishers Join Forces for Electronic Journal Archive

May 14, 2001

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