Annenberg / anthropology / classical studies / Collection News / Museum / Open Access

University of Michigan Press ebooks

The new University of Michigan Press ebooks collection is now available to Penn readers through the Penn Libraries. This collection brings perpetual access to at least 80 new titles published by the Press this year and provides complementary access to more than 1,000 backlist titles. The University of Michigan Press publishes peer-reviewed, faculty-selected books in … Continue reading

Annenberg / anthropology / Area Studies / Collection News / Museum / Music / Penn Libraries / Van Pelt

Royal Anthropological Institute Archive, digitized and online

The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland is the world’s longest-established scholarly association dedicated to anthropological research. The RAI Archive has been digitized and is now available to Penn readers through the Wiley Digital Archives platform. With 163,720 digitized manuscript documents, photographs, and maps dating from the 1780s (a 1785 letter from Benjamin … Continue reading

Annenberg / Collection News / Engineering / Lippincott / Penn Libraries / Van Pelt

Two online IGOs : WTO iLibrary & ITU iLibrary

The Penn Libraries have started subscriptions to online collections from the World Trade Organization and the International Telecommunications Union. The WTO iLibrary offers more than 900 ebooks, reports, and working papers published by the World Trade Organization, 1996 to the present, on trade issues, including dispute settlement and regional trade agreements, technical barriers to trade, … Continue reading

Annenberg / Collection News / Fisher / Health Sciences / Lippincott / Museum / Penn Libraries / Van Pelt

Sites Unseen, new ebook on Philadelphia toxic sites

Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Could a toxic site be on your Philly block?”, reports on a new book, Sites Unseen : uncovering hidden hazards in American cities / Scott Frickel and James R Elliott (Russell Sage Foundation, 2018). Sites Unseen, available to Penn readers as a JSTOR ebook and in print (although you may need … Continue reading

Collection News / Lippincott / Penn Libraries

Philadelphia beverage tax studied in new NBER working papers

Two recent working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research report on Philadelphia’s beverage tax. This tax, implemented in January 2017, added $0.015 per ounce to the price of sweetened beverages in Philadelphia. The beverage tax is levied on distributors, not retail vendors; it is levied on both regular (caloric) and diet (noncaloric) sweetened … Continue reading

Annenberg / Collection News / Cross Posted / Featured / Museum / Penn Libraries / Van Pelt

Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, and Toronto university press ebooks

The Penn Libraries have joined an ebooks pilot program bringing the 2018 frontlist titles from Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, and Cornell University Presses, and the University of Toronto Press to Penn readers. This pilot program, hosted by De Gruyter, ebook publisher for the five university presses, is projected to contain 830 titles when completed. These titles … Continue reading

anthropology / Area Studies / Collection News / Museum / Penn Libraries

The classic 50-volume Ethnographic Survey of Africa now out as ebooks

Online access to the 50-volume Ethnographic Survey of Africa is now available to Penn readers. Conceived by the International African Institute as a collection of separate, self-contained works, each volume described one particular African population group or a regional cluster of groups. The works were published between 1950 and 1977 and were written by ethnographers … Continue reading