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Congratulations to Varvara Kountouzi and Lapis Cohen on Receiving Honorable Mention Recognition in the 2019 Models of Excellence Program Awards
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Congratulations to Varvara Kountouzi and Lapis Cohen on Receiving Honorable Mention Recognition in the 2019 Models of Excellence Program Awards

The Penn Libraries would like to congratulate Barbara Kountouzi, Head of the Digital Media & Virtual Services at the Biomedical Library and  Library Specialist Lapis Cohen on receiving honorable mention recognition in the 2019 Models of Excellence Program Awards! Kountouzi is being honored for the ground-up creation of a robust 3D printing service at the … Continue reading

Major Collection Focusing on African American Women, Cookery, and Children’s Literature Comes to Penn Libraries
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Major Collection Focusing on African American Women, Cookery, and Children’s Literature Comes to Penn Libraries

For Washington, D.C.,-based book collector Joanna Banks, one of the proudest moments in her life was when she received her own library card. Now, her connection to libraries has reached a new level with Banks’s gift to the Penn Libraries of her collection of works by and about African Americans, a major trove of over … Continue reading

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Metadata Creation and User Discovery Experience to be Dramatically Impacted by the Penn Libraries’ Membership in the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) Cohort

For nearly five decades, libraries have been using Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) standards to describe the items in their catalogs. Penn Libraries is proud to announce its involvement in a cohort of research libraries committed to bringing the descriptive datasets of libraries worldwide out of isolation and into a linked-data environment where they will work symbiotically … Continue reading

ENIAC Day: Celebrating Women, Feminism, and Tech @Education Commons
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ENIAC Day: Celebrating Women, Feminism, and Tech @Education Commons

This post has been re-posted from our Teaching, Research, and Learning Directorate’s blog.     Join us this Friday, February 15th, at the Education Commons for an afternoon of ENIAC Day festivities to celebrate women who get things done! The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, aka ENIAC, the world’s first electronic general-purpose computer, was developed at the University … Continue reading

The Biomedical Library has Partnered with Penn Health-Tech to Create the Medical Device Shared Shelf Collection
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The Biomedical Library has Partnered with Penn Health-Tech to Create the Medical Device Shared Shelf Collection

What good are expired medical devices?  Well, Penn Health-Tech believes that tinkerers may find them to be quite useful and has built a stockpile of them for teams to prototype, reverse engineer, and use for their learning as they develop new devices. The Biomedical Library has partnered with Penn Health-Tech to catalog and make the devices accessible to all … Continue reading

Penn Libraries’ Dr. Will Noel Selected to Deliver Prestigious Lecture Series at Cambridge
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Penn Libraries’ Dr. Will Noel Selected to Deliver Prestigious Lecture Series at Cambridge

The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Will Noel, Director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections and the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, as the Reader for the 2018-2019 series of Sandars Lectures in Bibliography at the University of Cambridge. Instituted 1895, these free public lectures feature experts in the … Continue reading

Penn Libraries and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia Announce a Transformative Integration Agreement
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Penn Libraries and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia Announce a Transformative Integration Agreement

The Penn Libraries proudly announces a new partnership with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia that will transform access to this independent library’s historically rich research collection. The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is a venerable institution founded in 1814 to collect materials connected with American history, antiquities, and arts for public benefit. The Athenaeum’s collections both complement the … Continue reading