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Penn Press ebooks in the Penn Libraries

During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Penn Libraries have acquired the complete ebook backfile of Penn Press titles and we have started to acquire annual frontfiles of new ebook titles from the Penn Press. The Penn Libraries have been purchasing University of Pennsylvania Press ebooks for years, most often on the JSTOR platform. Starting in … Continue reading

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170,000 new ebooks, from PALCI consortium

PALCI, the E-ZBorrow consortium, has brokered a huge ebook subscription package with ProQuest ebrary for its member libraries. This package will run for three years and will provide approximately 170,000 ebook titles to readers at Penn and the other PALCI member institutions. The consortial package covers four collections on the ProQuest ebrary platform: ebrary Academic … Continue reading

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The Little Green (e)Books new to Penn – in SAGE Research Methods

The Penn Libraries have purchased SAGE Research Methods, an ebook collection and web resource that uses SAGE Publication’s 40-year legacy of methods publishing to guide users at all levels through every step of the social science research process. SAGE Research Methods offers almost 900 ebooks with searchable fulltext and downloadable PDF output. The title list … Continue reading

Partnership with University of Pennsylvania Art History Class Produces Award-Winning Penn Libraries Exhibition Catalog
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Partnership with University of Pennsylvania Art History Class Produces Award-Winning Penn Libraries Exhibition Catalog

The Penn Libraries is proud to announce that the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts will receive a 2016 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Award for the 2015 exhibition catalog, “The Image … Continue reading

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Penn Libraries’ OPenn Manuscript Portal to Host the Country’s Largest Regional Collections of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts

The Penn Libraries is proud to announce their role as online host and one of the leaders in a partnership that will create the country’s largest regional collection of digitized medieval manuscripts. This role is made possible through a grant of almost $500,000 awarded to Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis, a new project organized by the Philadelphia Area … Continue reading

Sacred Writings: Extraordinary Texts of the Biblical World Centerpiece Exhibition Honoring Philadelphia Visit by Pope Francis
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Sacred Writings: Extraordinary Texts of the Biblical World Centerpiece Exhibition Honoring Philadelphia Visit by Pope Francis

PHILADELPHIA, PA July 2015—They are treasures that have survived centuries and even millennia: one of the world’s oldest fragments of the gospel of Saint Matthew; the first Bible printed in the Americas, in the Native American language of Massachuset; a New Testament Bible published in twelve languages in Nuremberg, Germany, 1599; the earliest version of … Continue reading