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The Penn Libraries Acquires the Personal Papers of Historian and Activist Elizabeth Fee

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
Two books sitting side-by-side on a table with bright red and blue covers

Elizabeth Fee, who died in 2018, is probably most known for her work documenting and analyzing the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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Diversity in the stacks

Diversity in the Stacks: Old and Rare Sanskrit Series

Posted on by Jef Pierce
Three books with orange and grey covers with titles written in Sanskrit

The Penn Libraries collections include 19th and 20th century Sanskrit series that made old, rare, and foundational Sanskrit texts available to a wide-ranging audience.

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Penn Libraries Opens Newly-Renovated Biotech Commons

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Barbara Cavanaugh, Constantia Constantinou, and Hannah Rutledge outside the Biotech Commons

The Penn Libraries has transformed its former Biomedical Library into a dynamic space with a new name: the Biotech Commons.

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The Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image Celebrates 25 Years

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
Illustration from a medieval manuscript showing a figure looking down out of the top of a tower on small buildings below, surrounded by stylized trees and fields

Thanks to a generous gift from Lawrence J. Schoenberg, grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and private donations, SCETI has spent the past 25 years digitizing collections and making them available online.

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Conserving Claudy Jongstra's "Fields of Transformation"

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
A person walks by the mural

Claudy Jongstra's mural does more than evoke the natural world: it is intimately and continuously affected by it.

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Featured Books: Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
A stack of books with the following titles visible: Insumisas; Dulcinea in the Factory; Sorting Out the Mixed Economy; Race Migrations; A Nation of Women; Latin America Since the Left Turn

Put together by Penn’s Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies, this month’s Featured Books list includes a variety of nonfiction titles related to Latin American history, culture, and activism.

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Penn Libraries Welcomes New Curator for Civic Engagement Samantha Hill

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A woman stands in a softly-lit library surrounded by bookshelves

Hill is an award-winning trans-disciplinary artist whose practice draws upon archives and oral histories collected by individuals and communities.

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The Divine Comedy’s ‘universal message’

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Get the latest bestsellers from the Penn Libraries

Posted on by Mayelin Perez
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Find popular books on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

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Celebrating New Students, New Services, and a New School Year at the Penn Libraries

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
Students milling around outside the Van Pelt Library

This fall, the Libraries is rolling out new services and resources that will help connect library users with the materials and expertise they need.

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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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