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Harvard Link logo.The Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning has announced a new resource called Harvard Link, a personalized dashboard that aggregates data from hundreds of sources across Harvard and uses text analytics to make suggestions on researchers, courses, organizations, news, and events related to your interests.

You can access the dashboard at link.harvard.edu, where you can also add keywords that reflect your interests to improve your suggestions. You can also search across Link’s data to find people, places, and other happenings related to a specific topic. Some early use cases by faculty who piloted Link involved searching Link to identify experts for topic-specific task forces, to explore suggested colleagues for potential cross-school research collaborations, and to compare reading lists from syllabi on topics related to what they teach. Read about more use cases for faculty and staff.

Link was developed by the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning with support from partners in HUIT, FAS, the Office of Faculty Development & Diversity, and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. The project also received data collection approval from the Electronic Communications Policy Oversight Committee for information we use from publicly available websites.

We hope Link is useful to you in sparking new ideas, collaborations, and experiences across Harvard.

Resources and Tools to Get Started with Link

If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to link@harvard.edu.