Paul M. and Harriet L. Weissman Preservation Center Named
The Harvard University Library is pleased to announce the naming of the Weissman Preservation Center in honor of a generous gift from Paul M. Weissman and Harriet L. Weissman. The gift adds to the distinction of the Library and advances its mission to preserve Harvard’s vast library collections for future generations of students and scholars. More…

University Archives
Jennifer Keats is the new Records Center Services Representative in the Records Management Office (RMO). Jennifer acts as a liaison between RMO, its clients, and the Harvard Depository in the transfer and storage of University records. Jennifer is a recent graduate of the University of Delaware, where she received a B.A. in Literature. She has database maintenance and user services experience
from the University of Delaware and from Brandeis University. More…

Building the British Library
The new British Library at St. Pancras, London, is the only major public building to be built in Great Britain in the twentieth century. No other project, since the building of St. Paul’s Cathedral, over 400 years ago, took so long to construct or was surrounded by so much controversy. Designed by Professor Sir Colin St. John Wilson, and opened in 1998, the Library is now hailed as a great triumph of design and technology and is a showcase for British art, sculpture, and tapestry as well as a great repository of library materials. More…

Paul M. Weissman and friends.

Rediscover the
Countway Library
of Medicine

The workers are gone, earplugs are no longer a required study aid, and the air is clear of construction dust. At long last, the Countway Library of Medicine renovation project is finished. It took two and a half years, $28 million dollars, and enormous amounts of patience on the part of the patrons and staff, but, looking at the final product, all will agree that it was well worth the effort. More…

Site Visit
Kennedy School
Library Web Site
Library Web sites at Harvard are as diverse as the institutions they belong to and the communities they serve, and the Kennedy School Library Web site is no exception. Reflecting the look and feel of the School’s home page, the Library site is a well-organized and content-oriented venue for public policy research, intended to meet the needs of the KSG community by providing convenient access to resources and a wide variety of research tools.More…

LDI Update
Round three awards

The Library Digital Initiative (LDI) Grant Review Committee is pleased to announce the grant recipients for Round Three of the Internal Challenge Grant Program. In April, funding was awarded to the following projects.

Judaica Division and Weissman Preservation Center Collaborate in Isfahan Ketubah Exhibition
Now on display on the third floor of Widener Library.

Kosovo Cultural Heritage Survey and Exhibition
Fine Arts Library
Now through June 30.

TR in Cartoon: The Verdict, 1898-1900
Theodore Roosevelt Gallery, Pusey Library, now through June 30, 2000

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Notes and Comment
Divinity Renovation
The Andover–Harvard Theological Library will close on Friday, May 26 at 5 p.m. to begin a yearlong renovation. Library services will reopen on Monday, June 19, in various parts of Andover Hall, the Divinity School’s main building. Library users should check the LG database in HOLLIS or call 496-1615 or 495-5788 to verify hours and access information.

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