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

The Penn Libraries proudly announce 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...

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...

On January 1st, 2019, the Penn Libraries Invites You to Party Like It’s 1923

As we prepare to ring in a new year, the Penn Libraries wants revelers to realize that they have one more reason to celebrate. On January 1st, 2019, all original creative works published in 1923 will enter the Public Domain. This is especially...

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