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Diversity in the Stacks: North African Books in French

Posted on by Edith Mulhern
Four books sitting on a white table, all of them with titles in French

To this day, the French language plays an important role in North African countries like Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia—but that role is complex and contested.

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Exploring the meanings of "home": Children’s lit recommendations from the Penn Libraries Community Engagement team

Posted on by Rosalie Jacobson
A group of students and staff standing together and smiling at the camera

To celebrate the end of the semester, we invited the students from the Community Engagement team to tell us about children's books that feel like “home” to them.

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Penn Libraries Announces Warhol@Penn Again Series

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Warhol @ Penn Again Exhibitions and Symposium

The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce Warhol@Penn Again, a series of exhibitions and programs celebrating the career of the King of Pop Art Andy Warhol during the period 1965-1968.

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May Featured Books and DVDs: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

Posted on by Amanda Alexander
A selection of featured books lay on a backpack in the grass.

The Penn Libraries’ recommendations for books and DVDs to celebrate AAPI heritage reflect the diversity of populations comprised in this group.  

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“Translating Warhol,” a Symposium

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Warhol @ Penn Again  Exhibitions and Symposium

The international symposium, to be held June 23-24, is supported by a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Diversity in the stacks

Diversity in the Stacks: Folk and Tribal Arts in South Asia

Posted on by Jef Pierce
Colorful painting showing a figure in an elaborate costume in the foreground and blue, orange, and yellow stripes in the background

In the last year, the Penn Libraries has purchase of several hundred volumes related to South Asian painting, textiles, music, and dance.

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Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff Can Now Access Selections from the Criterion Collection through Kanopy

Posted on by Monica Fonorow
A laptop computer with the landing page of Kanopy's Criterion selections on the screen

University of Pennsylvania students, faculty, and staff can now stream more than 500 iconic films in the Criterion Collection through the Kanopy video platform.

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Penn Libraries Joins Elsevier Open Access Pilot

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
A tall, long aisle between two bookshelves reaching into the distance

As part of this three-year pilot, authors who have published with many Elsevier journals and who were affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania at the time of publication will retroactively have their articles made open access.

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April Featured Books and DVDs: National Poetry Month

Posted on by Amanda Alexander
A selection of featured DVDs shows the films Cyrano de Bergerac, Sylvia, Neruda, The Treasure, Howl, Paterson, Roxanne, and Slam.

Not sure where to begin in your exploration of poetry? Try easing in with a book of lyrics from a beloved musician, a nonfiction book about a poet, or a poetic film. 

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VR for social work & counseling - Mindscape Commons, plus new social work, counseling, & therapy videostreams

Posted on by Lauris Olson
MindScape Commons search results by VR device (screenshot)

Mindscape Commons provides immersive, interactive, and virtual reality experiences, serious games and apps for teaching and research in counseling, social work, psychology, health sciences, and related programs. The ~300 titles in Mindscape Commons are viewable on most devices, with enhanced immersion available for Google-cardboard smartphones, Oculus headsets, and other VR devices.

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August 2021

Textual Treasures

Source: The Pennsylvania Gazette
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Two centuries old, a handwritten record of medical education

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August 2021

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

Posted on August 2021 by Mary Ellen Burd
Five people standing outside Van Pelt Library

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 August 2021 by Rebecca Ortenberg
A stacks of books sitting on a table with a person sitting in a chair behind them

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 August 2021 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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Diversity in the Stacks: Literary Reflections on the Iran-Iraq War

Posted on August 2021 by Heather Hughes
Covers of three books with titles written in Persian

The Iran-Iraq War has had a significant presence in a broad variety of cultural works created both during and after the war.

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Diversity in the Stacks: Literary Reflections on the Iran-Iraq War

Posted on August 2021 by Heather Hughes
Covers of three books with titles written in Persian

The Iran-Iraq War has had a significant presence in a broad variety of cultural works created both during and after the war.

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Diversity in the Stacks: Literary Reflections on the Iran-Iraq War

Posted on August 2021 by Heather Hughes
Covers of three books with titles written in Persian

The Iran-Iraq War has had a significant presence in a broad variety of cultural works created both during and after the war.

...Continue reading

Diversity in the Stacks: Literary Reflections on the Iran-Iraq War

Posted on August 2021 by Heather Hughes
Covers of three books with titles written in Persian

The Iran-Iraq War has had a significant presence in a broad variety of cultural works created both during and after the war.

...Continue reading

"A Compass for the Libraries": How the Penn Libraries is Building Assessment into its Mission

Posted on August 2021
A colorful loom chart. At the top it reads, “Total Observations: 31,035.” Down the center, the following categories are listed, “Students, faculty, staff, research, medical, courtesy, temporary staff, visitors, adjunct faculty.” Along the sides, color-coded sections are labeled, “SAS: 7,308, Unaffiliated: 3,242, Nursing: 1,550, SEAS: 1,523, Law: 655, Vet: 518, Design: 422, Dental: 326, Wharton: 6737, PSoM: 5,549, Library: 1045, GSE: 1,040, Other: 510, Annenberg: 249, SP2: 261”

What does it mean to be a successful academic library in 2021?

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Mass Observation Project – British social history for the 1980s and 1990s

Posted on August 2021 by Lauris Olson
Example of respondent narrative manuscript page

The Mass Observation Project continues to compile the "Anthropology of Us" for Great Britain, starting in 1981 and building upon the original Mass Observation program that ran from 1937 to 1967.

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Mass Observation Project – British social history for the 1980s and 1990s

Posted on August 2021 by Lauris Olson
Example of respondent narrative manuscript page

The Mass Observation Project continues to compile the "Anthropology of Us" for Great Britain, starting in 1981 and building upon the original Mass Observation program that ran from 1937 to 1967.

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From Psycholinguists to Patient Advocates: A Look at Open Access Journals Today

Posted on August 2021 by Rebecca Ortenberg
Orange illustration of an open lock

A look at the challenges and opportunities presented by Open Access journals today.

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