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Ready, Set, Go!: the Penn Libraries Prepares for a New Semester

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How are our librarians focusing their energies as the new semester begins?

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Librarian and Poet Sharon Black Looks Back on her Career at Penn

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We recently spoke with Black about librarianship, poetic practice, her career at Penn, and her plans for retirement.

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Celebrate Public Domain Day with the Penn Libraries

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On January 1, The Great Gatsby became one of the thousands of works published in 1925 to enter the public domain. Starting this year, anyone is free to acquire, share, adapt, remix, and otherwise consume these creative works.

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Diversity in the stacks

Diversity in the Stacks: Cookbooks from the Middle East and Beyond

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Two bowls of food: the one on the right is a bubbling curry-like dish topped with brightly-colored tomato and parsley; the one on the left is a creamy white soup topped with chickpeas, pomegranate, and pine nuts

Sample the cookbooks featuring food of the Middle East that you can find at the Penn Libraries.

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On the Eve of His Retirement, Librarian Richard Griscom Reflects on His Career at Penn

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A man stands with his arms crossed in a hallway, with glass cases on either side of him with documents in them.

Richard Griscom says the most rewarding thing about working at Penn Libraries has remained the same, regardless of his role: “It’s the imaginative, creative people who work well together and support each other who kept me at Penn for sixteen years.”

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Consumer Pyramids dx - microdata from India's largest household survey

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Consumer Pyramids Household Survey, produced by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), is the world's largest household panel survey, a continuous survey of more than 174,000 households in India. CPHS revisits its entire sample in three four-month waves each year, permitting longitudinal analysis starting in January 2014.

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Diversity in the Stacks: Indigenous Languages, Indigenous Voices

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Series of columns with letters from the Cherokee alphabet. At the top of the image is the title "Cherokee Alphabet" in English.

A selection of materials in Indigenous languages from the Penn Libraries, produced from the 17th to the 21st centuries.

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Everyday Life in Victorian England

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Three databases recently purchased by the Libraries provide access to scans of rare material that throw light on everyday life in Victorian England.

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Just Launched: South Asian Gender and Sexuality Web Archive

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Amplifying the voices of those fighting against long histories of patriarchal dominance, the South Asian Gender and Sexuality Web Archive documents and preserves the work of activists, grassroots organizations, and social justice movements committed to promoting the visibility and experiences of LGBTQAI+ people and women in South Asia and its diasporas. 

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American Prison Newspapers, 1800-2020 : Voices From The Inside

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The Angolite (example cover for American Prison Newspapers, 1800-2020)

Presenting newspapers written and published by incarcerated people from within federal and state prisons nationwide, American Prison Newspapers, 1800-2020 : Voices From The Inside aims to offer a quarter-million page-images with searchable fulltext from more than 300 prison newspaper titles when completed. The first installment of six prison newspapers is now available for reading by Penn students, faculty, and staff on the JSTOR platform.

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January 2019

Hive mind: What’s in these Ed Bacon photos?

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Philadelphia, Camden to celebrate Walt Whitman's 200th birthday

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Trove of copyrighted items set to enter public domain

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January 2019

Penn Libraries to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of “The Headquarters of the Avant-Garde” with Exhibition and Conference

Posted on January 2019 by Sara Vilanova
Window display of Gotham Book Mart

In 2008, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries received the contents of the Gotham Book Mart, the legendary New York City bookstore founded in 1920 by Frances Steloff.

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Dr. Jennifer Garcon Appointed as the Penn Libraries’ Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation

Posted on January 2019 by Sara Vilanova
Jennifer Garcon

It is with great excitement that the Penn Libraries announces the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Garcon as its new Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation, an important post upholding the Penn Libraries’ commitment to open access and responsible data stewardship.

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Departmental Library Spotlight: Education Commons

Posted on January 2019 by Sara Vilanova
Virtual reality users

This year, the intrepid team at the Education Commons, Emerging Technologies Librarian Chava Spivak-Birndorf and Teaching & Learning Librarian Meaghan Moody, has made it their mission to foster a lively and inclusive atmosphere for innovative creation, making great strides toward their goal of everyone at Penn recognizing the name of “the library space at Franklin Field”.

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Teaching “East Asian DH”

East Asian lights

In Spring 2018, I taught the grad/undergrad seminar “East Asian Digital Humanities” (EALC111-511), which was also listed for the undergraduate DH minor via the Price Lab. This course focused on digital humanities (DH) research and projects in an East Asian context.

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