Just Launched: #MeToo and the Women’s Rights Movement in China Web Archive
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Just Launched: #MeToo and the Women’s Rights Movement in China Web Archive

This post first appeared on the Columbia University Libraries Spotlight Blog. The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is pleased to announce the launch of the #MeToo and the Women’s Rights Movement in China Web Archive, comprised of captured website content from women’s organizations and individuals in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Curated by Chengzhi Wang, Chinese Studies … Continue reading

Penn Museum Library Shares Rare Books in Monthly Pop-Up Exhibits
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Penn Museum Library Shares Rare Books in Monthly Pop-Up Exhibits

When Deb Brown Stewart became Head of the Penn Museum Library in December of 2016, she discovered a trove of rare books among the Museum Library’s 145,000 on-site volumes. Stewart also found that many faculty were unaware the Museum Library possessed rare books beyond the famed Daniel Garrison Brinton Collection. Whereas the Brinton Collection concentrates … Continue reading

Marion Leary: VR Visionary on Libraries and Innovation
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Marion Leary: VR Visionary on Libraries and Innovation

“I’m a huge fan of the Penn Libraries!” says Marion Leary, RN, MSN, MPH, FAHA. The Penn School of Nursing’s very first Director of Innovation, Leary conducts advanced research in resuscitation science that frequently entails collaboration across disciplines — including strategic partnerships with libraries and librarians. “Innovation requires everybody’s knowledge and experience,” she explains. “And … Continue reading

Now Available: Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union Web Archive
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Now Available: Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union Web Archive

The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation has launched the Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union Web Archive. The archive — which is now freely available for public use — preserves at-risk web content determined to be of lasting scholarly interest and includes websites published by a diversity of Slavic sources such as NGOs, artists, activists, intellectuals, … Continue reading

May’s Tasty Featured Books Display at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
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May’s Tasty Featured Books Display at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

“First we eat, then we do everything else,” renowned foodie MFK Fisher once wrote. In celebration of the cultural significance of food, May’s Featured Books Display in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center will spotlight titles related to “Food & Cooking.” The exhibit features both cookbooks as well as a broad selection of food-related holdings, with … Continue reading

Whitman at 200’s Look-alike Contest Draws Multitudes to Philadelphia Brewing Company
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Whitman at 200’s Look-alike Contest Draws Multitudes to Philadelphia Brewing Company

The Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center is hosting a year-long series of events celebrating the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman collectively titled “Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy.” The series organizers consider Whitman’s 200th birthday an opportunity for Americans to reflect on the relation of Whitman’s work to the politics of his day — and of … Continue reading