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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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October 2020

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Workers' Rights: Socialism to the AFL-CIO

Posted on October 2020 by Nick Okrent
Labor Party in the USA

From the radical Knights of Labor to the increasingly mainstream AFL-CIO, organizations and movements striving to secure the rights and dignity of workers made enormous strides from the 19th to the mid-20th century.  Laws and regulations protecting the rights of workers in the United States The Libraries have purchased a number of collections that cover the epic struggle for Workers' Rights during the first half of the 20th century.  This period saw the end of child labor, creation of a right to unionize

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Posted on October 2020
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When most students are asked about encyclopedias their first thought is of Wikipedia. When the advantages of scholarly encyclopedias are pointed out, however, they are easily convinced of their benefits. What are the benefits? Online scholarly encyclopedias provide signed articles by identified experts and undergo continuous revision with each iteration indicated.

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Penn Libraries Marks Open Access Week with New Guide for Scholars

Posted on October 2020
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In recognition of International Open Access Week, the Penn Libraries has released a new guide for scholars who may want to learn more about open-access options to improve the discoverability and visibility of their work. 

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Cross-Campus Picks: Milford Graves — A Mind-Body Deal

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At the end of September, the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) reopened its doors to the public for an exhibition on the work of Milford Graves, presented by Ars Nova Workshop. Graves is perhaps best known as a progressive jazz drummer, though categorizing him as a percussionist would be akin to labeling Benjamin Franklin a postmaster. 

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Just Launched: The Student and Youth Environmental Activism Web Archive

Posted on October 2020
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The Student and Youth Environmental Activism Web Archive documents youth and student engagement in climate change and environmental issues from around the globe beginning in 2019. It contains websites and online documents created by individuals, groups, organizations, and coalitions of student and youth-led environmental activism

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Just Launched: The Belarusian Politics and Society Web Archive

Posted on October 2020
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Developed by librarians at Harvard and Stanford Universities, and the University of Chicago — under the auspices of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation — the Belarusian Politics and Society Web Archive exists to preserve material related to the 2020 presidential election campaign in Belarus and the events that followed

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Diversity in the Stacks: Pakistani Vernacular Languages

Posted on October 2020 by Elliot Montpellier, PhD Candidate, Department of South Asia Studies and Department of Anthropology
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Since the early 1800s, Penn Libraries has collected materials from across South Asia. To date, this collection includes materials in more than 20 of the 74 languages spoken in Pakistan. The strength of this collection is both in its eclecticism and expansiveness, with more than 19,000 items in Urdu alone

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Diversity in the Stacks: Pakistani Vernacular Languages

Posted on October 2020 by Elliot Montpellier, PhD Candidate, Department of South Asia Studies and Department of Anthropology
Assorted cassettes in various languages

Since the early 1800s, Penn Libraries has collected materials from across South Asia. To date, this collection includes materials in more than 20 of the 74 languages spoken in Pakistan. The strength of this collection is both in its eclecticism and expansiveness, with more than 19,000 items in Urdu alone

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