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Penn Libraries to End Partnership with bepress

This fall, the Penn Libraries will begin exploring open source options for hosting Penn’s institutional repository, ScholarlyCommons, which provides free and open access to scholarly works created by Penn faculty, staff and students. For 13 years, Penn Libraries has hosted ScholarlyCommons on the platform Digital Commons, which we contract from the commercial company bepress. Through ScholarlyCommons and other initiatives, the … Continue reading

Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Mapathon at the Education Commons
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Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Mapathon at the Education Commons

On October 11th, 2017, Penn students, faculty, and librarians as well as members of the general public gathered at the Penn Libraries’ Education Commons to participate in a 5-hour “mapathon” that benefited disaster relief workers in Puerto Rico. Using satellite images from the OpenStreetMap Tasking Manager, volunteers were able to work on a map that will provide … Continue reading

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Ku Klux Klan Newspapers, 1915-1937

At its peak in 1924, Klan-paid membership exceeded 4,000,000 and its national newspaper, the Imperial Night-Hawk, had a circulation larger than the New York Times.  This collection brings together for the first time local, regional, and national newspapers published by Klan organizations and by sympathetic publishers across the U.S. during this period. It also includes … Continue reading

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Academic Video Online

This is an extraordinary collection of 62,000 streaming video titles.  Coverage includes art, business, music, history, social issues, ethnography, journalism and ethnic studies as well as  documentaries from producers such as PBS and the BBC.  Much of this material is unavailable through vendors such as Amazon and YouTube. The collection is made up of sub-collections … Continue reading

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Time Magazine Archives, 1923-2000

Time magazine was America’s first news weekly and for most of its history was also the most widely circulated and influential.  It was designed to reach the widest possible audience and to provide succinct coverage of a wide range of subjects. Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified, ensuring researchers … Continue reading

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Targeting Iraq, Part 1: Planning, Invasion and Occupation, 1997-2004

Targeting Iraq, Part 1: Planning, Invasion, and Occupation, 1997-2004 is a collection of 2,141 records, many only recently declassified, documenting U.S. policy toward Iraq from 1997 through mid-2004. Included is material from President Bill Clinton’s second term, when the overthrow of Iraq’s president, Saddam Hussein, became official United States policy, documents covering the invasion of … Continue reading

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20th Century Business Magazines

The Library recently purchased: Forbes Magazine Archive, 1917-2000 Fortune Magazine Archive, 1930-2000 to go along with: Businessweek Magazine Archive, 1929-2000 These three publications are the most important U.S. business magazines of the 20th century, covering finance, industry, investing, politics, technology and other topics from the perspective of what informed businessmen and women need to know. … Continue reading