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Conserving Claudy Jongstra's "Fields of Transformation"

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
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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
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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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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
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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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Digital Natives: How the University of Pennsylvania is Preserving its Born-Digital Collections

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
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How a group of archivists from across Penn came together to create a strategy for collecting and preserving born-digital collections.

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Meet Five Leaders of Digital Infrastructure and Initiatives at the Penn Libraries

Posted on by Mary Ellen Burd
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As we begin a new school year, we talked with a few of the many people leading the charge to transform digital services at the Penn Libraries.

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Featured Books: Discovering Philadelphia

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
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Whether you are a new student, new to Philadelphia, or are just looking for something new to read, we hope these recommendations from Penn Libraries’ staff will help you feel more at home.

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Mapping South Africa's population with GIS data

Posted on by Lauris Olson
Map detail : Gauteng Province, 2011 Census, areas with 50% or more employed persons and areas with 10% or fewer English-speakers.

The Penn Libraries have acquired the South Africa 2011 Census Data Collection. This GIS data product offers detailed aggregate tables on South Africa's population from its 2011 Census with geographic querying and visualization capabilities.
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March 2019

Sandars Lectures 2018-19

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March 2019

Penn Libraries Announces the 2019 Lorraine Beitler Collection Lecture, “The Politics of Paranoia and Nationalism in the Age of Trump”

Posted on March 2019 by Sara Vilanova
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The Penn Libraries is proud to announce the 2019 Lorraine Beitler Collection Lecture by former Chief Washington Correspondent for Politico and current staff writer at The Atlantic, Edward-Isaac Dovere. The lecture, “The Politics of Paranoia and Nationalism in the Age of Trump,” will take place on Wednesday, April 17 at 5:30 pm at the Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts.

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Associate University Librarian for Collections Brigitte Burris to Join Project MUSE Advisory Board

Posted on March 2019 by Sara Vilanova
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The Penn Libraries values its commitment to celebrating the professional achievements of its employees. It is in this spirit that we are proud to announce that Associate University Librarian for Collections Brigitte Burris has been selected to be a member of the Advisory Board for the scholarly humanities publishing platform Project MUSE.

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Featured Books: Women's History Month

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On March 1st, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center premiered its Featured Books display. Featured Books will showcase rotating selections from the Libraries' vast and varied collection. Though the stacks department is in charge of curating each installation, they will regularly solicit recommendations and ideas from all Libraries staff. The end result of each Featured Books display will be a motley reading list tailored by people who love books.

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Penn Libraries to Play Important Role in 94th Annual Medieval Academy of America Meeting

Posted on March 2019 by Sara Vilanova
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Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Constantia Constantinou is proud of the Penn Libraries’ long tradition of supporting medieval studies at Penn. “From a dedicated medieval studies resource room on the fourth floor serving students and faculty for over forty years to the 2013 donation of the Lawrence J.

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Digital Archives of the New York Academy of Sciences

Posted on March 2019 by Nick Okrent
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The New York Academy of Sciences collection contains a vast range of original sources that has shaped two centuries of scientific progress.  Including both the institutional records–bylaws, minutes, correspondence, administrative files, etc.–of the NYAS and the records of associated projects and scholars, this material reveals how a world class scientific society supported and shaped several disciplines, including medical research, botany, zoology, and climate science.

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Penn Libraries’ Innovative Digital Humanities Collaboration, “Scribes of the Cairo Geniza,” Enters a New Phase

Posted on March 2019 by Sara Vilanova
Fragment from Cairo Geniza

This spring represents an exciting advancement in our Judaica Digital Humanities group’s innovative collaboration with Zooniverse, a citizen science web portal, that brings the Cairo Geniza to a mass audience online. “Scribes of the Cairo Geniza,” a project that classified and sorted over 10 percent of the entire Cairo Geniza in its first phase, will soon launch its second phase.

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Digitization of Historic German-American Newspapers Collection is Now Complete

Posted on March 2019 by Sara Vilanova
German newspaper

German-American Newspapers from the pre-World War I era provide rare insight into the everyday life as well as the social and political aspirations of one of the leading ethnic minorities in the U.S. at the time. Now, scholars will be able to peruse digitized copies of a historic collection of nine German-language newspapers published in Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century thanks to the industrious team at Penn Libraries’ Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image.

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