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One of our strongest educational partnerships here at Temple Libraries is our collaboration with the First Year Writing Program. Nearly all entering first-year students at Temple take at least one of the courses in this program, so it’s a great opportunity for library staff to reach a large population of undergraduates. Each section of the three largest courses (ENG 802, 812, and 902) is scheduled for two workshops with a library staff instructor. These workshops are designed to build on each other to support students as...

Assessment on the Ground
May 15, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we showcase the titles on Temple University Press’ Fall 2019 catalog.

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North Philly Notes
May 15, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we re-post the obituary from the May 5 issue of the New York Times that celebrated the life of Norma Miller, author of Swinin’ at the Savoy

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North Philly Notes
May 8, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, Ulka Anjaria, author of Reading India Now, explains the importance of reading literature to understand the Indian present and its political futures.

The Indian general elections are once again upon us. Like the upcoming U.S. election, this one too is fraught with anxiety about whether the country will re-elect the right-wing party of its incumbent prime minister. As part of legitimate fears about a global right-wing turn, this is the brief...

North Philly Notes
May 1, 2019

The Libraries are once again offering our Crunch Time Café to help you refuel and relax as you prep for final exams. Our offerings are a bit different this year, as we prepare Paley for the move to Charles Library...

Programs & Events
April 29, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we spotlight our new Urban Studies titles, which will be on display at the Urban Affairs Association conference, April 24-27 in Los Angeles, CA.

On April 25, at 3:30 pm, Latino Mayors, edited by Marion Orr and Domingo Morel, will be the subject of a panel discussion.

On April 26, at 2:05 pm, Alan Curtis...

North Philly Notes
April 24, 2019

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Library Technology Services
April 22, 2019

By Bethany Farrell On Monday the images of Notre Dame’s spire and ceiling aflame were too horrific for me to really look at. I couldn’t bare to witness the fall of the...

The post In the Aftermath of Notre Dame, How Can Digital Art History Help? appeared first on Digital Scholarship Center.

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
April 19, 2019

Beyond the Notes, Temple University Libraries, and audiences wish to extend bravos and thank you to the artists who provided beautiful, interesting, and exciting concerts at noon in the library during the 2018-2019 year. We appreciate your talent and are grateful for your bringing live music to Paley Library!

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Performing Arts News
April 18, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we spotlight our new Asian American titles, which will be on display at the Association for Asian American Studies conference, April 25-27 in Madison, Wisconsin. Several Temple University Press titles will be celebrated at a reception for new books on Thursday, April 25, at 6:00 pm in the Madison Concourse Hotel.

But wait...

North Philly Notes
April 17, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, Laura Holzman, author of Contested Image, appreciates a magnet of Thomas Eakins’s painting The Gross Clinic, one of the artworks featured in her new book.

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North Philly Notes
April 10, 2019

Hello LRS, Come learn how and why Temple students and faculty incorporate digital scholarship into their research practice. This is a great opportunity to see what tools and methods could be relevant...

The post SAVE THE DATE: Digital Scholarship Symposium appeared first on Digital Scholarship Center.

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
April 4, 2019

Last semester I looked at a lineage of women using their bodies in the land. I compared the way these women use their bodies, how their backgrounds and methodologies change the work,...

The post Impressions in the Land Part ll appeared first on Digital Scholarship Center.

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
April 3, 2019

By Nicole Lemire Garlic  The number of videos uploaded to YouTube grows by the minute, and researchers are continuing to develop ways of critically engaging the large quantity of content housed on...

The post Computational Text Analysis of YouTube Video Transcripts  appeared first on Digital Scholarship Center.

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
April 3, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, Caitlin Frances Bruce, author of Painting Publics, writes about the transnational graffiti art scenes she discovered. 

Those of us who live in the United States are experiencing the daily effects of a media and political sphere that is deeply polarized due to ideological but also algorithmic frameworks that make transformative dialogue difficult, if not impossible. As we are bombarded with images of white supremacist violence, environmental catastrophe, and warnings...

North Philly Notes
April 3, 2019

The Religion Graduate Student (RGS) passed her dissertation defense and graduated “with distinction”. In the lead-up to her oral defense she reread her dissertation twice, came up with potential questions, and then performed a mock defense with some of her graduate student colleagues. It was a bit hectic bringing her committee members together on November 14, 2012 and one member skyped in, but in the end everything proceeded smoothly and at the conclusion attendees raised glasses of champagne mimosas to toast the newly minted PhD.

In our (bittersweet) concluding interview on...

Human Sciences
April 1, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, David Grzybowski, author of Mr. All-Around connects Tom Gola to March Madness.

What an opening weekend for March Madness. As you wait for your bracket to play out for your office bracket pool in the upcoming weeks remember this: March Madness wouldn’t exist without Philadelphia’s own, Tom Gola.

In the 1950’s the NCAA tournament took a backseat to the National Invitational Tournament tournament of today’s game. The roles were reversed, the NIT was...

North Philly Notes
March 27, 2019

By Ania Korsunska Behold, the YouTube-verse! Or at least one video from the Youtube-verse, anyway. This is a network visualization of the comments posted on one YouTube video, with the points (nodes)...

The post Using Network Analysis to Model YouTube’s Algorithms and Discourse appeared first on Digital Scholarship Center.

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
March 26, 2019

I promised a “provocative” discussion at yesterday’s Assessment Community of Practice gathering, and I think we met that goal. The attendance was good, at least, with 27 staff members from  across the library (13 departments represented). A few highlights and editorial comments:

Impact

We often talk of impact as a way of measuring success as we work towards our goals. Impact can be a tricky thing to measure, and a single project may have different impacts, depending on the audience. Take our Open Access initiatives: From the student, or institutional...

Assessment on the Ground
March 21, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, a Q&A with our new acquiring editor, Sarah Munroe. 

Sarah Munroe joined Temple University Press’s editorial team this week. She will be acquiring titles in Asian American studies, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, literary studies, as well as regional interest. She comes to the Press after experience at West Virginia University Press and the Pew Charitable Trusts. She has an MFA in creative writing with a focus in poetry.

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North Philly Notes
March 20, 2019

Almost three years ago, we wrote about some of the new digital publishing platforms that scholars should know about. Today we’re going to take a closer look at one of them: Manifold....

Scholarly Communication @ Temple
March 18, 2019

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