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Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels

Posted on by Mayelin Perez
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Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels grants Penn students, staff, and faculty access to over 100,000 pages of important, rare, and hard-to-find comics and primary source materials about comics.

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"Just Make the Data Available": Exploring Manuscripts with OPenn

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
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Launched in 2015, OPenn holds over 10,000 digitized manuscripts from over fifty institutions, all freely available to download, use, and share.

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Demography journal now open access - with Penn Libraries support

Posted on by Lauris Olson
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The Penn Libraries support open access publishing through funding for the ejournal Demography.

The Population Association of America has moved its journal Demography to platinum open access. The journal's changeover coincides with its shift to Duke University Press from Springer Publishing.

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Making Lemonade out of Mrs. Lemmon: An Interview with Caroline Schimmel

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
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Penn alum Caroline Schimmel was one of the the first rare book collectors to recognize the importance of collecting books by women talking about women.

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Mega Fans and Mega Brands: Tracking Teams, Sponsorships, and Audiences with Sports Atlas

Posted on by Mia Wells
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Sports Atlas is a new database that collects information about professional sports leagues, their member teams, venues, and sponsorships.

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Diversity in the Stacks: Bollywood and Hindi-language Cinema

Posted on by Charles Cobine
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Learn about some of the films and popular Hindi film directors that you will find in the Penn Libraries collection.

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An Interview with Liza Vick, President of the Music Library Association

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Starting this month, Penn music library head Liza Vick takes the reins as president of the Music Library Association.

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Just Launched: Global Social Responses to COVID-19 Web Archive

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The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Social Responses to COVID-19 Web Archive.

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From Traditional to Alternative – Religious Movements Unique to America

Posted on by David Azzolina
University of the Universe

The core of the newly purchased Religions of America database is the J. Gordon Melton collection, now housed at UCSB.  Melton, a major scholar in American religious culture, collected material on religion that most libraries would usually ignore. Ephemera concerned new religious movements that were often difficult to locate with the usual channels that libraries would have access to.

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Featured Books: Women's History Month

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, our librarians put together a selection of books, films, and audio recordings available through the Penn Libraries.

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January 2021

FGLI library moves to Van Pelt with new online ordering and shipping options

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January 2021

Medical Librarian Richard James Confronts Public Health Challenges In the Midst of COVID-19

Posted on January 2021 by Gretchen Stiteler
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We recently spoke with Nursing Liaison Librarian Richard James about COVID-19, his involvement in public health projects, and his perspective on the emergent field of implementation research.

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University of Pennsylvania Libraries Announces Inaugural Endowed Curator of Judaica Digital Humanities

Posted on January 2021
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Emily Esten has been named the inaugural Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica Curator of Digital Humanities.

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

Posted on January 2021
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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

Posted on January 2021
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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

Posted on January 2021
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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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