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The Penn Libraries Acquires the Personal Papers of Historian and Activist Elizabeth Fee

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
Two books sitting side-by-side on a table with bright red and blue covers

Elizabeth Fee, who died in 2018, is probably most known for her work documenting and analyzing the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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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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Celebrating New Students, New Services, and a New School Year at the Penn Libraries

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
Students milling around outside the Van Pelt Library

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

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

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
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A look at the challenges and opportunities presented by Open Access journals today.

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A Librarian Research Round-Up

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
Deb Stewart stands in the Penn Museum Library

We profile a few of our accomplished librarian-scholars about their recent academic work.

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Exploring the History of the Liberal Arts with SIMS Fellow Christine Bachman

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While serving as the 2019-2020 Graduate Fellow at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, Christine Bachman explored the early medieval manuscript called LJS 101.

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"Readers often seek their mirrors in books:" Building an Illustrated Children's Book Collection with the Community

Posted on by Gina Pambianchi
Illustration of a dark-skinned man reading a book to a group of multi-racial children. Behind him is a bookshelf and a sign that says "Library"

Five seniors and one graduate student from the Community Engagement team have chosen one or two illustrated children's books that they would want every public school library to have.

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