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Staff Activities

Stephen Chapman, preservation librarian for digital initiatives at the Harvard University Library's Weissman Preservation Center, published the article "Managing Text Digitisation" in the January 2003 issue of Online Information Review. Chapman delivered the paper at the NEDCC School for Scanning Conference at the Getty Museum in April.

Mary Daniels, special collections librarian, and Ines Zalduendo, project archivist, of the Frances Loeb Library of the Harvard Design School, are among the contributors to the Winter 2003 (Vol. II, no. 2) issue of ReVISTA, published by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Ines's article, "Buenos Aires Through the Architectural Archive of Jorge Ferrari Hardoy," presents an overview of the architect and planner's work in his native city. Mary's "Shaping and Reshaping Latin American Cities" offers an introduction to the work of Town Planning Associates, founded by GSD Dean Josep Lluis Sert.

Cheryl LaGuardia, head of instructional services for the Harvard College Library, published the article "The Future of Reference: Get Real!" in Volume 31, Number 1, 2003 of Reference Services Review. The article takes a pragmatic view of issues that need to be addressed for reference to advance logically.

The Spirit Can Crest, the second book of poetry by Weissman Preservation Center preservation cataloger and projects manager Steven Riel, was published in April by Amherst Writers & Artists Press. A reading, sponsored by the New England Poetry Club, is scheduled for June 2 at the Cambridge Public Library.

The staff of the Botany Libraries of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences hosted a meeting of the New England Unit of the Herb Society of America on March 25. The program included a lecture on the glass flowers; an exhibit of herbals that spanned 500 years assembled by Judy Warnement, librarian of the Botany Libraries; and an exhibit on Harvard's Botanical Garden (1807-1945) prepared by Lisa DeCesare, Botany Libraries head of public services and archivist.

In addition, Judy Warnement was elected librarian of the New England Botanical Club at its March 4 meeting. The New England Botanical Club was founded in Cambridge in 1895.

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