The notorious Bluebook is at the center of not one, but two controversies challenging Harvard’s historic monopoly over its production
To make the library’s resources seem more approachable, Hardman and Heather G. Cole, the assistant curator of modern books and manuscripts, launched the Houghton Undergraduate Summer Fellowship, a program designed to prompt undergraduates to engage with the Houghton’s vast collection and explore their scholarly curiosities.
Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, who was a librarian at the Law School at the time of the incident, was arrested in Colorado on Nov. 20 after a sting operation involving a police officer posing as an underage girl.
If they garner enough support, questions that ask students to vote on measures that are far from actionable—even joke questions—can make it to the voting box.
Intense bass frequencies shake the stacks. The pungent smell of beer-soaked parchment permeates the air. This is a party in Pusey Library, and the party is pumping. In light of the current social drought on Harvard’s campus, everyone’s favorite student organization, the Undergraduate Council, has entertained a number of possible referenda, one of which includes turning an actual library into a “freshman-oriented” social space. This week, FM is imagining turning up (and turning the pages) in Pusey.
A sticker for the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers reads “Solidarity-Negotiation-Progress” near the bag-checking station at Lamont Library on Nov. 10. 2015.
Thousands of essays, journals, and other archival documents from the 17th and 18th centuries are now available online, after a group of University libraries launched the Colonial North American Project website last week.
As the deadline for the start of the renovation approaches, Flyby suggests a few easy but crucial additions to make Cabot Library the new place to be.
Among other changes, the 40-year-old library will have its solid walls and windows replaced with glass walls, visually integrating the space with the Greenhouse Cafe and Science Center exterior.
Recent gifts include a $500,000 donation to support innovation in the libraries and another gift to support archiving endangered films.
We’ll leave that to voters to decide, but for those of you unsure, Flyby weighs the pros and cons of turning libraries into social spaces.
Harvard’s library system has reduced spending by $25 million in aggregate since 2009, largely due to a two-year restructuring effort completed in August 2012, according to an update distributed to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences prior to its meeting on Tuesday.