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Papers of Woodrow Wilson Digital Edition
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Papers of Woodrow Wilson Digital Edition

This collection includes the complete contents of the landmark letterpress edition of the papers, with nearly 35,000 documents across 69 volumes. Wilson oversaw one of the most important chapters in the Progressive movement, approving the Federal Reserve Act, establishing the Fair Trade Commission, and endorsing women’s right to vote. Wilson also presided over America’s involvement … Continue reading

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Penn’s lowering of flag shocks Nixon administration

American Politics and Society from JFK to Watergate, 1960–1975, a compilation of documents from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies and federal agencies, includes this document from the Nixon Daily Press Summaries.   Other issues chronicled in the database include women’s rights, environmental issues, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, international trade, … Continue reading

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Request for Proposals – BorrowDirect Shared Index

Updated on Wednesday, November 7: The deadline for responses to the RFP has been extended to November 21, 2018 at 5pm EST. The Ivy Plus Libraries (IPL) – which includes Brown University Libraries, Columbia University Libraries, Cornell University Libraries, Dartmouth College Libraries, Duke University Libraries, Harvard University Libraries, Johns Hopkins University Libraries, Massachusetts Institution of … Continue reading

Struggle for Women’s Rights, Organizational Records, 1880-1990
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Struggle for Women’s Rights, Organizational Records, 1880-1990

This collection is comprised of records of three important women’s rights organizations: the National Woman’s Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women’s Action Alliance. Originally a committee of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the National Woman’s Party (NWP) was founded in 1913 when Alice Paul and her colleagues broke away from … Continue reading

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Current Open Access Collections Initiatives at the Penn Libraries

Post by Nick Okrent, Coordinator and Librarian for Humanities Collections. Support for Open Access is a core part of The University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ mission.  While other posts in this series discuss international movements, Penn’s Institutional Repository, and other approaches to OA, this post addresses how the Libraries uses its collection budget to invest in … Continue reading

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Student Views on Cost Barriers to Purchasing Textbooks. Open Access Week Post #4

Textbooks are crucial components to learning in the modern school system. Without a course textbook, it is difficult if not impossible to succeed in a class. Our interest in Open Access led Wanyue and I to look into the accessibility of textbooks and the trending slogan #textbookbroke. Continue reading

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Why pay for what’s free? Finding open access and public domain articles. Open Access Week Post #3

Post by John Mark Ockerbloom, Digital Library Strategist & Metadata Architect (John Ockerbloom is the author of Everybody’s Libraries. You can also follow his insights and work on Open Access via twitter.) It happens to most researchers all too often.  You see a reference or a link to an article that you’d love to read or … Continue reading