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Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra installs major art piece ‘Fields of Transformation’ in the Moelis Family Grand Reading Room

On May 3rd, 2017, renowned Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra will be completing the installation of her largest mural so far ‘Fields of Transformation’ in the new Moelis Family Grand Reading Room in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Jongstra was invited to create this large piece by Gensler architects in 2016 after unveiling several impressive murals in … Continue reading

Restricted Access to Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and Fisher Fine Arts Library During Reading Period and Final Exams
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Restricted Access to Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and Fisher Fine Arts Library During Reading Period and Final Exams

The restricted access policy for Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and Fisher Fine Arts Library will be in effect during reading period and final exams, April 27th to May 9th. Access to these library spaces during this period will be restricted to individuals who hold one of the following credentials: – A PennCard – A photo … Continue reading

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ProQuest Supreme Court Insight

Biddle Law Library has purchased Supreme Court Insight, an important online collection of source documents for the full opinions in cases argued before the Supreme Court, 1975-2016. The database is available for readers across the Penn campus. Supreme Court Insight, a ProQuest database, provides dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices, and amicus briefs. Each case’s documents … Continue reading

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Europe and Africa – 19th Century colonial sources

The Penn Libraries have acquired a primary-source collection on European colonial activities in Africa, Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest. This collection, part of Gale Cengage’s Nineteenth Century Collections Online, reproduces official government documents, papers of priminent individuals, newspaper accounts and other materials from the National Archives UK and the US National Archives, … Continue reading

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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

Conference Review: “The Science of Information, 1870-1945: The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age”
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Conference Review: “The Science of Information, 1870-1945: The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age”

This post was written by Zachary Loeb, Ph.D. Student, Department of the History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania Utopian ambitions have a pesky habit of going unrealized. Whether the project unravels, international support crumbles, or the visionary thinker dies – the shining island in the distance seems to remain fixed to the horizon … Continue reading

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Early European Books: Biblotheque Nationale de France

This product is the fifth collection of Early European Books that the Library has purchased.  This is the first collection to include material from the Bibliotheque Nationale; earlier collections have material from the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Wellcome Library and the Kongelige Bibliotek. This collection is distinguished by its wealth … Continue reading