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veritasHarvard University Library Notes, For Harvard Library Staff, Number 1340 November 2007

Harvard University Library Notes / November 2007 / No. 1340

Staff Activities

David Best, associate university archivist for records management services, and Skip Kendall, senior electronic records analyst/archivist, both of Harvard University Archives, participated in the ARMA Standards Development Committee Task Force. Best drafted the recently issued American National Standards Institute (ANSI) technical report "Procedures and Issues for Managing Electronic Messages as Records," while Kendall drafted the standard "The Digital Records Conversion Process: Program Planning, Requirements, Procedures."

David Cleary, evening supervisor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government Library, wrote an article entitled "Vertigo, Rashomon, The Lion King: Parallels to Musical Form" that was published in the Vol. 28, No. 1, Fall 2007 issue of Sonus: A Journal of Investigations into Global Musical Possibilities.

David Cobb, curator of the Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library, gave a presentation on "Mapping the White Mountains" at the Mount Washington Symposium for Air and Climate on September 8, and curated an exhibit of historical maps at the Mount Washington Hotel, which hosted the symposium.

Joseph Garver, reference librarian in HCL's Harvard Map Collection, gave a presentation on the evolution of cartographic genres in 19th-century Massachusetts to the Osher Library Associates and members of the Maine Historical Society on October 2 at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.

Susan Gilroy, head of Reference Services in HCL's Lamont Library, presented at the 11th Annual Center for Academic Integrity International Conference in Newport News, Virginia. She was on a panel with Karen Heath, senior preceptor in Harvard's Expository Writing Program, and Dr. Bradley Zakarin, formerly of Harvard, that discussed Harvard College's "Writing with Internet Sources: A Case Study in New Collaboration by Instructors, Librarians and Deans." They relayed their experience in helping Harvard College address a rise in plagiarism charges involving electronic sources by creating an online publication that serves to educate students in a holistic way about principles of academic honesty and good scholarship.

Karen Nipps, head, Rare Books Team, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, recently presented "The Last of the Widow-Printers: Lydia Bailey Redux" at the University of Pennsylvania's History of Material Texts seminar. Bailey was an active printer in 19th-century Philadelphia, and Nipps is in the process of publishing a work on her with the Bibliographical Society of America.

Bruce Trumble, head of the Germanic Division of HCL Technical Services, was one of the four editors and a coauthor of Fundamentals of Library of Congress Classification. The package, prepared through an initiative by the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), includes instructor and trainee manuals and PowerPoint presentation files. The materials are designed for use as a two-day course on the principles and practices of classification using the Library of Congress system.


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