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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Arcadia gives $5 million to support core collections, services in the Harvard Libraries

"Britain's Arcadia Fund has awarded $5 million to the Harvard University Library. Arcadia's five-year grant will provide flexible support for the Library's core functions: acquisitions, access, preservation, and dissemination. University Library Director Robert Darnton announced that, initially, Arcadia's grant will be used to strengthen the Library's print collections, to support processing of 17th- and 18th-century collections in the Archives, and to underwrite conservation treatments for fragile or damaged material from 17th- and 18th-century collections."

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