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Current Open Access Collections Initiatives at the Penn Libraries

Post by Nick Okrent, Coordinator and Librarian for Humanities Collections. Support for Open Access is a core part of The University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ mission.  While other posts in this series discuss international movements, Penn’s Institutional Repository, and other approaches to OA, this post addresses how the Libraries uses its collection budget to invest in … Continue reading

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Student Views on Cost Barriers to Purchasing Textbooks. Open Access Week Post #4

Textbooks are crucial components to learning in the modern school system. Without a course textbook, it is difficult if not impossible to succeed in a class. Our interest in Open Access led Wanyue and I to look into the accessibility of textbooks and the trending slogan #textbookbroke. Continue reading

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Why pay for what’s free? Finding open access and public domain articles. Open Access Week Post #3

Post by John Mark Ockerbloom, Digital Library Strategist & Metadata Architect (John Ockerbloom is the author of Everybody’s Libraries. You can also follow his insights and work on Open Access via twitter.) It happens to most researchers all too often.  You see a reference or a link to an article that you’d love to read or … Continue reading

American History: Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform 1493-1859
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American History: Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform 1493-1859

This unique collection documents American History from the earliest settlers…It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the finest archives available for the study of American History. This Module has three major sub-collections:  Henry Knox Papers -This is a crucial collection of documents that sheds light on the revolutionary era and the beginnings … Continue reading