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Judaica Digital Humanities Launches the Digital Second Edition of Judaica Americana

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Judaica Digital Humanities at the Penn Libraries is excited to announce the launch of the Digital Second Edition of Judaica Americana. This bibliographic database draws from Robert Singerman’s Judaica Americana, the award-winning, magisterial two-volume bibliography of American Jewish publications before 1900. Visitors can search the database’s 9,600+ bibliographic entries

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The Penn Libraries Stands Against Racism

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George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Their deaths are evidence of the hatred, ignorance, and inequities that have blighted our society for the last four centuries. Our nation mourns their lives. We grieve the complacency and the systemic racism to blame for their untimely deaths, as well as the deaths of so many other Black Americans.

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Brigitte Weinsteiger Appointed Associate Vice Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communications at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries

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In this role, Weinsteiger directs the strategy, advancement and growth of the Penn Libraries’ preeminent collections while promoting academic engagement both on campus and with the Greater Philadelphia community.

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HathiTrust Provides Emergency Temporary Access to Copyrighted Books

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The Penn community now has temporary access to a collection of e-books that mirrors the more than 1.2 million HathiTrust volumes in the Penn Libraries print collections. This includes digitized versions of 40% of the Penn Libraries physical materials presently inaccessible to students and faculty. 

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COVID-19: Libraries Access and Support

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Last updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 2:45 PM

This page reflects the most current Penn Libraries information.

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Virtual Classes: Guides, Tutorials, and Services

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In response to growing concerns about the transmissibility of COVID-19 on campus, the University of Pennsylvania will hold the remainder of its spring 2020 classes in a virtual environment. More information and resources can be found on the University's coronavirus webpage. 

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Nicky Agate to Join the Penn Libraries as Assistant University Librarian for Research Data and Digital Scholarship

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The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce that Nicky Agate has been named the inaugural Assistant University Librarian for Research Data and Digital Scholarship. In this newly created role, Agate will launch and direct the Libraries’ Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship. The new Center will serve as a hub for textual and data analysis

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Andrew Hart to Join the Penn Libraries as MacDonald Director of Preservation

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In his new role, Hart will manage the Preservation, Conservation, and Physical Processing units of the Penn Libraries, including oversight of both print and digital preservation, the 3,200-square-foot Steven Miller Conservation Laboratory, and physical processing, repair, and binding.

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Penn Libraries Releases Strategic Priorities for Feedback

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The Penn Libraries provides services and collections to further the University of Pennsylvania’s research, teaching, and learning mission and to address the essential challenges and opportunities presented by a rapidly changing world. Our 2020-2025 strategic plan aligns our work with the Penn Compact 2020 pillars of inclusion, innovation, and impact and the University’s goal of advancing knowledge for good.

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Patricia Guardiola Named Director of the Fisher Fine Arts Library

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The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce that Patricia Guardiola has been named the new Director of the Fisher Fine Arts Library. Guardiola joined the Penn Libraries in 2015 as Assistant Director of the Fisher library. Before coming to Penn, she was a Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship and then Reference and Instruction Librarian in the Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University.

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