ATG Hot Topic of the Week: More on that “Untenable Situation” at the Harvard Library, and a shout-out from Paul Revere

by | May 5, 2012 | 0 comments

by Jonathan Harwell, Rollins College

It’s great to be back in Hot Topics Land after a time of transition, as I’ve been fortunate to relocate to the breathtaking campus of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and have been warmly welcomed by an amazing library team.

As I’ve been catching up on the news, there are a couple of items that stand out.  I see that Tom Gilson has already been on the spot in reporting on the famous memo at Harvard.  If you haven’t already, take a look at the 9 recommended actions in the original memo here.  Here’s a reaction from Cathy Davidson at HASTAC.  Please comment and let us know your thoughts, or tell us what other big news we might have missed recently!

Meanwhile, in less contentious but just as exciting news, Marie Malchodi has earned her 15 minutes of fame while burrowing through rare books at Brown University’s John Hay Library.  Dan Barry tells the story beautifully in the New York Times here.

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