Congratulations to two Library Lab projects that have been asked to present at the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) plenary meeting in October. Both extraMUROS and LibraryCloud participated in the DPLA beta sprint this summer, and both projects are moving forward in the DPLA selection process. Read the full announcement here.
Are you imagining what a 21st-century library might look like? Are you curious how our patrons, staff and faculty envision the future of the Harvard Library? Then join your colleagues in an exciting kick-off event to inaugurate the Harvard Library Strategic Conversations on October 4th, 2011 at 4 pm in Sanders Theater, with a reception to follow in the Queen’s Head Pub.
Join Sue Kriegsman (Office for Scholarly Communication) , Abigail Bordeaux (OIS) and Michelle Pearse (Law School Library) on August 31st, 12:30-1:30p.m., in Lamont Forum Room for a discussion of what they learned from various scholarly communication-related conferences during the 2010/2011 academic year. Click here for more information about the event.
“While many have played important roles in the [open access] movement, no one has been as influential, or as effective, as philosopher, jurist, and one-time stand-up comic Peter Suber, a man now viewed as the de facto leader of this leaderless revolution.” Read the full interview in Information Today.
Andrea Goethals, Manager of Digital Preservation and Repository Services at the Harvard Library and a manager for the Library Lab project Zone 1, was recently featured in The Signal, the digital preservation blog for the Library of Congress. Read the full article at The Signal website.
“The faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Design voted, in a meeting on March 30, to allow Harvard University to make electronic versions of their current scholarly articles available to the public.” Read the full announcement at the Frances Loeb Library website.
The American Library Association (ALA) has named Peter Suber, a Visiting Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the OSC, this year’s winner of the L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award. Read the full announcement here.
“The Harvard Library Lab was established last July to fund new information-technology projects from Harvard students, faculty, and staff that aim to benefit libraries. Last month, that promise came to fruition, when the Lab announced its first ten projects, based on proposals submitted between August and December 2010.” Read the full story at libraryjournal.com.
Harvard researchers have uploaded thousands of works into the DASH repository; MyDASH allows these same researchers to keep track of article downloads.
In this OSC screencast, DASH developer Reinhard Engels explains how Harvard-affiliated authors can use this new tool to track views, visitors, and downloads of their works in DASH.