Category Archives: General Interest

Accessing Harvard’s digitized maps

Thousands of the Harvard Map Collection’s maps and atlases from around the world are available online in hi-res.

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MS Typ 464. Houghton Library, Harvard University. Book of Hours (Roman use) : ca. 1470

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American Beech

Ever wondered what that big beautiful tree is, just off the NE corner of Loeb House? Find out at Harvard Yard Trees.

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So much stitching!

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Photographing glass: Lighting techniques for transparent glass objects

Corning Museum of Glass This is the first of a series of blog posts addressing photographic lighting techniques for transparent glasses.

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searchable glossary of bookbinding terms

The Language of Bindings Thesaurus (LoB) is a thesaurus of bookbinding terms for book structures dating from the ninth to the nineteenth century. This project has been partially funded by the AHRC. Contributions to the thesaurus have been made by … Continue reading

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Pixel-shifting technology comes to prosumer cameras (one anyway)

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White Gloves or Not White Gloves (spolier: in most cases, No Gloves)

The British Library has published advice on the use of white gloves. Essentially, we recommend that it is preferable to handle manuscripts with clean dry hands. Wearing cotton gloves to hold or turn the pages of a book or manuscript … Continue reading

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Harvard’s History of Photography Timeline

Harvard’s History of Photography Timeline offers a view into the history of photography through selected photographs in the University’s libraries, museums, and archives. Viewers will be able to explore some of the highlights of Harvard’s rich photographic holdings, which document … Continue reading

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A record of ruins, before the war

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