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Systems & Planning: Office for Information Systems

Mission

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With explosive growth in the amount of digital information available and in the use of the Internet, teaching and research are undergoing phenomenal change. These technological developments demand that the services of research libraries evolve to meet the needs of current and future students and scholars.

At Harvard, the University Library’s Office for Information Systems (OIS) develops systems and strategies that integrate information discovered from the web and other external resources with Harvard’s vast store of locally held scholarly content.

In addition to developing, supporting, and maintaining a large technological environment for the Harvard Libraries, OIS participates in strategic partnerships with colleagues and organizations, both nationally and internationally, to promote the development of models, standards, and infrastructure to support research, teaching, and scholarly communication in the digital age.