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Three CLIR Grants Allow the Penn Libraries to Digitize Major Collections at Penn and Beyond
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Three CLIR Grants Allow the Penn Libraries to Digitize Major Collections at Penn and Beyond

The Penn Libraries is proud to announce its involvement in three grants awarded through the innovative program Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Building a New Research Environment, supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The items made available through these grants will be hosted on … Continue reading

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STEM Libraries Staff Embarks on Community Health Outreach Initiatives and Partnerships

  While attending an undergraduate curriculum committee meeting at the School of Nursing in 2015, Penn STEM Libraries Director, Barbara Cavanaugh, learned something interesting. Several students taking Nursing 380 – Nursing in the Community – did their clinical rotation at three West Philly branches of the Free Library. Barbara saw this as an opportunity for … Continue reading

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New Hires at the Penn Libraries

Ruth Sutton, Senior Director of Advancement Ruth is responsible for overseeing development, communications and alumni relations for the Libraries. She directs the Libraries’ campaign to raise money for renovated facilities in the Biomedical and Fisher Fine Arts Libraries, enhanced collection endowments, innovative teaching and research initiatives, endowed librarianships, and community outreach. Ruth came to the … Continue reading

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LexisNexis Academic becomes Nexis Uni

During the next few weeks, the popular Penn Libraries fulltext news, legal, and business research database LexisNexis Academic will become Nexis Uni. This change is more than a re-branding. Nexis Uni carries over the content from LexisNexis Academic, and the new interface offers personal sign-in customization features (e.g., alerts, bookmarking, and saved searches) and collaborative … Continue reading

Ethnographic Sound Archive
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Ethnographic Sound Archive

Ethnographic Sound Archive (from Alexander Street) features the fieldwork of several major scholars, comprising over 2,000 hours of (streaming audio) recordings from around the world with fieldnotes, films, diaries, and photographs. These collections include the Mark Slobin Fieldwork Archive: Music from the Afghan North (1967-1972, one of the few scholars to do research in this … Continue reading