Mobile Coverage Explorer : Global mobile telecom network shapefiles
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Mobile Coverage Explorer : Global mobile telecom network shapefiles

The Penn Libraries have licensed the Collins Bartholomew Mobile Coverage Explorer GIS data collection for use by Penn students, faculty, and staff. These ESRI shapefiles present annual coverages for mobile network providers with individual countries worldwide, starting with 1999 coverages. They are suitable for use with ArcGIS, QGIS, and other mapping software that can recognize … Continue reading

J. Walter Thompson : Advertising America, 1887-2014
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J. Walter Thompson : Advertising America, 1887-2014

The Penn Libraries have purchased J. Walter Thompson : Advertising America, 1887-2014, a digitized collection of advertising materials produced by J. Walter Thompson, one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most innovative advertising firms. Materials in this digitized collection consists of publications, reports, research, memoranda, correspondence, meeting minutes, creative briefs, scripts, speeches, newsletters, artwork and … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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TRAC Judge Information Center – timely info on immigration courts … and more

FLASH!! See TRAC Judge Information Center in action! The Philly.com website reports today (August 1) that a Philadelphia immigration court judge has been removed from a case by the US Justice Department. See the judge’s caseload profile here in TRAC Judge Information Center. TRAC Judge Information Center joins TRACFED as Penn Libraries databases reporting on … Continue reading

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Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive now online

One of “the 70 online databases that define our planet” (MIT Technology Review), the Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive is now available for Penn readers to download and use in MS Excel spreadsheet format. CNTS provides annual time-series spanning 1815 to the present for 244 current and former countries worldwide. Devised in 1968 by Arthur S. … Continue reading