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Collaborative Assessment: Penn's MetriDoc Initiative with the IvyPlus

Posted on October 15, 2019 by Joseph Zucca

In July of 2019, I gave a paper at the 13th International Conference on Performance Measures in Libraries --the oldest and most venerable library assessment conference, held in Aberystwyth, Wales.  The paper discusses development of the Resources Sharing Assessment Tool (RSAT) created collaboratively by Penn and the Ivy Plus Library Confederation (IPLC).  After a brief overview of the IPLC, the paper explores a major problem of library assessment, that is, the paucity of access to troves of interesting l

More resources for researching periodical copyrights

Posted on July 17, 2019 by John Mark Ockerbloom

For some years, we've been compiling resources on copyright registrations and renewals that researchers can use to determine the copyright status of a work (including whether the work is in the public domain, and thus freely usable without any further permissions).  Many of those resources can be found on the web page "Copyright Registration and Renewal Records", which is part of The Online Books Page

At Penn Library Presents: Drupal 8: Not just a pretty [inter]face

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Leslie Vallhonrat

On 5/23, the Web Unit demo'd interconnections on our Drupal site. Events-and-exhibits is our latest poster child: By filling out a single form, you get...

Using Suma to count people and activities within a space

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Andrew Sarno

Recently, I've been piloting a tool called Suma that allows the user to count people and activities within a space (those of you at the January Public Services meeting may remember my presentation on the Van Pelt seating study I'm using Suma to conduct).

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Farewell to the Franklin iframe

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Leslie Vallhonrat

On Tuesday we will roll out a change to Franklin that eliminates the much-unloved iframe in which availability information displays. The March 2019 Alma release corrects a bug that prevented us from releasing this feature in August 2018 as originally planned.


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