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New Digital Strategies Librarian Pushes the Boundaries of Knowledge Creation at the Penn Libraries

Coral Salomón is truly a librarian of the global 21st Century. She’s a specialist in archiving born-digital art (mediums such as apps, websites, youtube videos, myspace profiles) to ensure that the digital native researchers of the future will have...

Request for Proposals - BorrowDirect Shared Index

Updated on Wednesday, November 7: The deadline for responses to the RFP has been extended to 5:00pm on November 21, 2018. The Ivy Plus Libraries (IPL) - which includes Brown University Libraries, Columbia University Libraries, Cornell University...

Penn Libraries to Host Fall Symposium and Celebration in Honor of Marian Anderson, Musician and Citizen of the World

To honor Marian Anderson (1897-1993), one of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century, and her illustrious career, the Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts and the Departments of Music and Africana...

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