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The Biomedical Library has Partnered with Penn Health-Tech to Create the Medical Device Shared Shelf Collection
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The Biomedical Library has Partnered with Penn Health-Tech to Create the Medical Device Shared Shelf Collection

What good are expired medical devices?  Well, Penn Health-Tech believes that tinkerers may find them to be quite useful and has built a stockpile of them for teams to prototype, reverse engineer, and use for their learning as they develop new devices. The Biomedical Library has partnered with Penn Health-Tech to catalog and make the devices accessible to all … Continue reading

Penn Libraries’ Dr. Will Noel Selected to Deliver Prestigious Lecture Series at Cambridge
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Penn Libraries’ Dr. Will Noel Selected to Deliver Prestigious Lecture Series at Cambridge

The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Will Noel, Director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections and the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, as the Reader for the 2018-2019 series of Sandars Lectures in Bibliography at the University of Cambridge. Instituted 1895, these free public lectures feature experts in the … Continue reading

Penn Libraries and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia Announce a Transformative Integration Agreement
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Penn Libraries and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia Announce a Transformative Integration Agreement

The Penn Libraries proudly announces a new partnership with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia that will transform access to this independent library’s historically rich research collection. The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is a venerable institution founded in 1814 to collect materials connected with American history, antiquities, and arts for public benefit. The Athenaeum’s collections both complement the … Continue reading

Penn Libraries’ Acquisition of Laurence Sterne Materials Fortifies 18th Century Literature Collection
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Penn Libraries’ Acquisition of Laurence Sterne Materials Fortifies 18th Century Literature Collection

The Penn Libraries now houses the best collection of material relating to 18th century British novelist Laurence Sterne and his works in the western hemisphere with its acquisition of the Geoffrey Day Collection of Sterneana. Sterne is most famous for his nine-volume novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman which attracted a wide … Continue reading

Penn Libraries to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of “The Headquarters of the Avant-Garde” with Exhibition and Conference
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Penn Libraries to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of “The Headquarters of the Avant-Garde” with Exhibition and Conference

In 2008, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries received the contents of the Gotham Book Mart, the legendary New York City bookstore founded in 1920 by Frances Steloff. Now, the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the bookstore’s founding by hosting the exhibition, “Wise Men Fished here: … Continue reading

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Working off campus? Hitting a paywall? We have a browser extension for you

One frustration of working off campus is running into paywalls–websites that ask you to pay for articles that you can access on campus seamlessly. The Lean Library Access browser extension provides you with easy off-campus access to articles and books licensed by the Penn Libraries. When you land on a site that offers content licensed … Continue reading

Dr. Jennifer Garcon has been Appointed as the Penn Libraries’ Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation
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Dr. Jennifer Garcon has been Appointed as the Penn Libraries’ Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation

It is with great excitement that the Penn Libraries announces the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Garcon as its new Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation, an important post upholding the Penn Libraries’ commitment to open access and responsible data stewardship. Garcon, who received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Miami in … Continue reading