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Dr. Jennifer Garcon has been Appointed as the Penn Libraries’ Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation
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Dr. Jennifer Garcon has been Appointed as the Penn Libraries’ Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation

It is with great excitement that the Penn Libraries announces the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Garcon as its new Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation, an important post upholding the Penn Libraries’ commitment to open access and responsible data stewardship. Garcon, who received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Miami in … Continue reading

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Call it “The Year of Whitman!” Philadelpia and Camden launch year-long celebration of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday

Whether your first thought is of the bridge or his most famous collection Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman — the bridge, the poet and the man — will be front and center this year, as Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy, a region-wide initiative organized by the Penn Libraries with major support from The Pew … Continue reading

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Fisher Fine Arts’ Digital Strategies Librarian is Laying the Groundwork for Libraries-Wide Inititatives in Web Archiving

As part of Penn Libraries’ mission to support arts and design communities at Penn and in Philadelphia, Digital Strategies Librarian Coral Salomón is leading the Fisher Fine Arts Library’s web archiving project. Salomón approaches the project as she would any collection building project. Each potential site is carefully reviewed for inclusion, and the site is … Continue reading

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Japanese Studies Liaisons Encourage Penn Japanese Language Learners to “Take Time for Tadoku” in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Traditionally, reading practice has been one of the most difficult areas to tackle in Japanese language education, with little opportunity and few level-appropriate “real world” materials to read during class time. Japanese Studies Librarian Molly Des Jardin and Coordinator of Area Studies Technical Services Michael Williams have been working closely with Penn’s Japanese language instructors … Continue reading

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New Hires at the Penn Libraries

Kathleen Fox, Eugene Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship As Penn Libraries’ 2018-20 Eugene Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship, Kathleen is an active member of the Biomedical Library’s reference team, participating in a variety projects of across the STEM Libraries. Before coming to Penn, Kathleen worked as a health sciences librarian at a teaching hospital affiliated … Continue reading

Departmental Library Spotlight: Education Commons
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Departmental Library Spotlight: Education Commons

This year, the intrepid team at the Education Commons, Emerging Technologies Librarian Chava Spivak-Birndorf and Teaching & Learning Librarian Meaghan Moody, has made it their mission to foster a lively and inclusive atmosphere for innovative creation, making great strides toward their goal of everyone at Penn recognizing the name of “the library space at Franklin … Continue reading

Teaching “East Asian DH”
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Teaching “East Asian DH”

In Spring 2018, I taught the grad/undergrad seminar “East Asian Digital Humanities” (EALC111-511), which was also listed for the undergraduate DH minor via the Price Lab. This course focused on digital humanities (DH) research and projects in an East Asian context. It was taught in English but required intermediate to advanced knowledge of at least … Continue reading