Library Projects


Project PHaEDRAProject PHaEDRA
Recently, research material originally produced during the mid-to-late 19th century and early 20th century by researchers at the Harvard College Observatory was re-discovered in the HCO Plate Stacks holdings. These early notebooks and other materials are absolutely irreplaceable and they represents the history of the Harvard College Observatory.  The Wolbach Library has embarked on a journey to help preserve Harvard early data and research in astronomy.



Unified Astronomy Thesaurus
The Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) is an open, interoperable and community-supported thesaurus which unifies the existing divergent and isolated Astronomy & Astrophysics thesauri into a single high-quality, freely-available open thesaurus formalizing astronomical concepts and their inter-relationships.



CfA BibliographyCfA Bibliography in ADS
The library-curated CfA Group within the Astrophysics Data System (ADS) contains over 46,000 bibliographic links to publications written by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. (View visualization)


Visual Astronomy Display
Each month, the Wolbach Library curates a playlist, usually running about two hours long, of YouTube videos on the topics of astronomy, astrophysics, and space exploration.  The playlist is displayed on one of the Library’s large screen monitors, and it can also be found online.



Wolbach Library on GitHub
Explore various events and other projects that the Wolbach Library has been a part of on GitHub.