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Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1931-1945

This collection will eventually encompass the period 1919-1952.  The first section is “Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific.” Incorporating the Taishō to the Shōwa periods, these papers throw light on Anglo-Japanese ties in a time of shifting alliances. Documenting Japan’s journey to modernity, the files discuss a period in which the country took … Continue reading

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In the next two weeks, the Penn Libraries’ principal website will undergo significant changes in navigation and content presentation.  We hope you’ll preview our new homepage and its array of new menu options.  The latter are designed to make it easier to locate resources in our collections and facilities, and among our professional staff, because … Continue reading

Three CLIR Grants Allow the Penn Libraries to Digitize Major Collections at Penn and Beyond
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Three CLIR Grants Allow the Penn Libraries to Digitize Major Collections at Penn and Beyond

The Penn Libraries is proud to announce its involvement in three grants awarded through the innovative program Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Building a New Research Environment, supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The items made available through these grants will be hosted on … Continue reading

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STEM Libraries Staff Embarks on Community Health Outreach Initiatives and Partnerships

  While attending an undergraduate curriculum committee meeting at the School of Nursing in 2015, Penn STEM Libraries Director, Barbara Cavanaugh, learned something interesting. Several students taking Nursing 380 – Nursing in the Community – did their clinical rotation at three West Philly branches of the Free Library. Barbara saw this as an opportunity for … Continue reading

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New Hires at the Penn Libraries

Ruth Sutton, Senior Director of Advancement Ruth is responsible for overseeing development, communications and alumni relations for the Libraries. She directs the Libraries’ campaign to raise money for renovated facilities in the Biomedical and Fisher Fine Arts Libraries, enhanced collection endowments, innovative teaching and research initiatives, endowed librarianships, and community outreach. Ruth came to the … Continue reading

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LexisNexis Academic becomes Nexis Uni

During the next few weeks, the popular Penn Libraries fulltext news, legal, and business research database LexisNexis Academic will become Nexis Uni. This change is more than a re-branding. Nexis Uni carries over the content from LexisNexis Academic, and the new interface offers personal sign-in customization features (e.g., alerts, bookmarking, and saved searches) and collaborative … Continue reading