BrowZine is now available to the Penn community

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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

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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 GovTrack.us and POPVOX.com) 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!

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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 […]

Fresh features in the new Franklin Catalog

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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 […]

PennApps at the Penn Libraries: Update and winners

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Over the weekend of September 6-8, Van Pelt Library hosted about 200 students participating in PennApps, the largest student-organized hackathon in the world. The students ate, slept, and hacked on the sixth floor, and a wonderful time was had by all! Anu Vedantham has provided a write-up of her experience on Sunday morning over on […]

Observing PennApps at the Kislak Center

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I attended the PennApps hackathon on September 7, and came first thing in the morning to find everyone either asleep or exhausted from a full night of creating projects. A few students were ready to take a break and chat, though, so I’ll share some of their projects and general observations. I noted that many […]

Canvas apps? Yes!

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You may have heard that Penn is making the switch from Blackboard to Canvas this year. And great news, Canvas is mobile-friendly. Keep up with your courses, readings, and assignments with the free Canvas app for iOS and Android. To log into any of these apps, use the following URL (for general Penn courses): upenn.instructure.com […]

Penn Libraries to open doors and data to PennApps hackathon

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On Friday, September 6, the University of Pennsylvania will host PennApps, the largest student-run hackathon in the world. As part of the event, the Penn Libraries will provide work space for 200 hackathon participants in the newly renovated Special Collections Center. A $500 prize will also be awarded to the team that develops the best […]

Links we like

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Fall semester is looking to be even bigger & brighter than usual: Lippincott Library is constructing a new electronic classroom for Bloomberg, Capital IQ, and other financial database instruction.     (Datapoints) Create “day-in-the-life-of” stories using Storyify in the WIC, and make a scholarly argument come to life.     (PennWIC) Use the new Document Delivery function […]

Links we like

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Penn+Box just got even bigger and better: base storage is now 50 GB! If you didn’t use it before, you’ll certainly want to claim that free account now.     (Penn Computing) Avoid countless near-injuries by downloading the WalkNText app, which shows you where you’re stepping (as you text away) before it’s too late.   […]

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