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This week in North Philly Notes, we highlight the new issue of our journal, Kalfouedited by George Lipsitz at the UCSB Center for Black Studies Research

Kalfou volume 4, no. 1, continues the journal’s pioneering work in creating timely and lively conversations among academics, activists, and artists. The new issue features a forum on the BlackLivesMatter movement and its impact on and implications for...

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North Philly Notes
May 24, 2017
During the last week of April, the Digital Scholarship Center live-streamed Queer Encoding: Encoding Diverse Identities, a conference on the Text … Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
May 22, 2017
We’re pleased to announce the release of our latest round of titles available through Knowledge Unlatched.  The following books are now freely available on OAPEN and HathiTrust.

Hybridity, or the Cultural Logic of Globalizationby Marwan Kraidy

The intermingling of people and media from different...

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North Philly Notes
May 17, 2017

This week in North Philly Notes, we suggest a handful of regional gift books mothers might appreciate receiving for Mother’s Day.

A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region
text by Adam Levine, photographs by Rob Cardillo

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North Philly Notes
May 10, 2017

I attended the American Library Association’s (2017 National Library Legislation Day (NLLD) in Washington DC on May...

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Human Sciences
May 10, 2017

Congratulations new Temple grads! Did you know that your access to the Libraries...

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Temple University Library News
May 9, 2017
This week in North Philly Notes, we repost Rain Taxi‘s recent blog entry about Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus author Stefanie Chambers presenting her book in the Twin Cities.... Read More
North Philly Notes
May 3, 2017

The Libraries are bringing back our Crunch Time Café between May 3rd and 9th to help you relax and refuel during study days and final exams. The ever-popular therapy dogs will also be on hand to help you destress! The full list of events is included below, all of which will take place in the Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor.

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Programs & Events
April 25, 2017

Temple’s Resident Librarian program is now in its third year, and we have started the recruiting process for our 2nd cohort of resident librarians. I sat down with the program administrators Richie Holland, Director of Administration,  and Sandi Thompson, Head of the Ambler Branch library, to learn more about how they incorporate an assessment process to insure that this important initiative is successful.

NT: Tell me a little about the resident librarian program here at Temple. What was the impetus for initiating the program?

RH: Well, this...

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Assessment on the Ground
April 24, 2017

Paley Library sees thousands of undergraduates each day in its information commons, books stacks, and study spaces, but there are thousands more we rarely see. Since librarians feel strongly that the materials and services we provide both enrich a students’ intellectual life and improve their educational outcomes, we are always looking for new ways to reach students.

On February 10th of this year, a small group of librarians interested in data and statistics met with an undergraduate senior majoring in Risk Management and Insurance (Human Resources track) in the Fox School of...

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Human Sciences
April 21, 2017

 

1971 report about the CharretteCharrette report, 1971

Libraries and archives often maintain what they arcanely call “vertical files,” defined by Merriam-Webster as “a collection of articles (as pamphlets and clippings) that is maintained (as in a library) to answer brief questions or to provide points of information not easily located.” Other definitions...

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History News
April 21, 2017

This week in North Philly Notes, Helen M. Stummer, author of Risking Life and Lens, provides her artist statement and a few images from her exhibit at the New Jersey Historical Society that runs through June 24.  

This exhibit is a small selection from the large body of work I have created over the past four decades as a social documentary photographer and visual sociologist.

I began my...

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North Philly Notes
April 19, 2017
Deadline: May 1, 2017 The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and the Digital Scholarship Center announce the Innovative Teaching with Makerspace Technology Grant   Makerspace technologies can help faculty to build a richer and more engaging learning experience for students. The Digital Scholarship Center’s Makerspace provides a hands-on environment in which students can work […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
April 13, 2017

This week in North Philly Notes, Jacob Kramer, author of The New Freedom and the Radicals, reflects on the similarities between 1920s politics and today.

I remember well watching the electoral prediction on the New York Times web site swing from a Clinton victory to a Trump win on November 8.  I was surprised, even though I had written in...

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North Philly Notes
April 12, 2017

This week in North Philly Notes, we are proud to announce a grant Temple University Press and Temple Libraries received from the NEH.

Temple University Press and Temple University Libraries have received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to make 25 to 30 out-of-print labor studies titles freely available online as part of the Humanities Open Book Program. The titles were selected based on their impact on...

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North Philly Notes
April 5, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017 // 10:30 am to 5:00 pm Friday, April 28, 2017 // 10:30 am to 5:00 pm Digital Scholarship Center // Paley Library // 1210 W. Berks Street //Philadelphia, PA 19122 The Digital Scholarship Center of Temple Libraries joins New York University and Fordham University for a day-long conference on text encoding […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
April 3, 2017

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