Penn+Box in the classroom


Have you tried Penn+Box? Catherine Odson did. Click over to the WIC blog to find out how she used Penn+Boxthis (free for the Penn Community) cloud app to support her coursework:

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Read about the recent winners of the AppItUp! Challenge, from UPStart and SBDC. Of six winning apps, four are healthcare-based — shows a really interesting trend in telemedicine, don’t you think?     (Technically Philly) Strategize your social content: read through the results of a recent Wharton-Stanford study on what type of Facebook updates leave […]

My Five: Apps for the private pilot from Heather Glaser


Weekends are for flying!  As a private pilot with VFR (visual flight rules) rating, here are the five apps I have come to rely on. ForeFlight – This app is a must for all private pilots.  It contains sectional chart info for the entire United States, the Airport Facility Directory, weather information across flight routes, […]

Tonight: Smartphones in spaaaaace!


The Minotaur 1 rocket is set for launch tonight, November 19, sometime between 7:30 and 9:30 pm. The excellent weather conditions mean one awesome thing – just about anyone on the East Coast will be able to see the launch with the naked eye. The Wallops Flight Facility is just south and east of us on […]

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J.P. Morgan’s Insights app can give you a Guide to the Markets — most of it free of charge to the public, some limited to investment advisors only. Still, great info awaits!     (JPM) Tired of trusting your MyFitnessPal app to accurately count your calories? Indiegogo is collecting investors for a new handheld scanning […]

BrowZine is now available to the Penn community


BrowZine is a tablet-based alerting service that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the Penn Libraries journal subscriptions on your iPad, Android or Kindle. It works by pulling together articles from library subscribed databases,  uniting them into complete issues and displaying them in a “newsstand” type presentation. Simply locate the journals titles you […]

Open Access Week @ the Penn Libraries: Civic Hacking: Creating an Open Government through Technology


Join us on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Kislak Center for a lively panel discussion on civic hacking in conjunction with International Open Access Week. Joshua Tauberer (Founder of and will present, followed by a stellar group of respondents. According to the Penn Gazette, “Tauberer has been at the forefront of a decade-long […]

Student input needed!


The good folks at the Weigle Information Commons are collecting student perspectives on how technology is used at Penn for teaching and learning. Your ideas will help shape conversations at our annual Engaging Students Through Technology symposium on Friday, November 1. Please share your thoughts! The survey takes five minutes (or less!) to fill out, and responses […]

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Need government data but afraid it’s gone rogue during the shutdown? Fear not! There’s a guide for that.     (Penn Libraries) Look like the smartest guy in the room with the Constitution Annotated app, with analysis and interpretation based on Supreme Court case law.     ( Have you started using iTunes Radio with […]

Fresh features in the new Franklin Catalog


If you’ve searched for a title in one of the University Libraries recently you’ve already discovered that Franklin (Penn’s Online Catalog) has undergone a dramatic change.  Over the summer, we replaced the rather tired site with a fresh, easier to use application. We’re looking for your help in evaluating its many new features.  Please visit […]


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