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November, 5, 2013—Staff members at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Countway Library enjoy healthy snacks and visitors delight in flower arrangements at the circulation desk, thanks to the staff-maintained community garden at the library. Volunteers take daily watering shifts, and plant, weed and fertilize as needed. The garden includes medicinal herbs, basil, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, pattypan squash, nasturtiums, marigolds and morning glories.

Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members; it is published periodically on the Harvard Library portal. Have something to share? Please send it to Kira Poplowski, director of communications.

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Christopher MorseOn October 23, Harvard University Information Technology, Arts and Humanities Research Computing, the Academic Technology Group and Harvard Public Affairs and Communications led an introductory workshop on e-book publishing in Lamont Library.

Peter V. MarsdenOne hundred years from now, what will people think of Post-it notes, wind-up toys or the technological marvel of our generation, the smartphone?

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Sequence Control Mechanism, Mark I computer, photograph, ca. 1945A note from the Innovation Working Group:

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October 29, 2013—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Accounting Assistant V—Harvard Library (Grade 53, Req# 30847BR)

Camera Operator—Imaging Services (Grade 50, Req # 30805BR)

Financial Analyst III—Harvard Library (Grade 58, Req #30952BR)

October 29, 2013—Link rot occurs when hyperlinks to a source in an article break, leaving scholars without access to important information.

Wikipedia LogoOctober 29, 2013—Schlesinger Library and the Center for the History of Medicine (CHoM) at Countway Library both held “Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons” in conjunction with Open Access Week, October 13-20, 2013.

October 25, 2013—Open Access Week, October 21-27, kicked off at Harvard with a discussion featuring Peter Suber, director of the Office for Scholarly Communication and author of Open Access, and Scott Lapinski, digital resources and services librarian and open access liaison at the Harvard Medical School (HMS

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