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By Luling Huang When we collect data from the Web through API (e.g., Twitter), we usually receive data in JSON … Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
September 21, 2017

This week, in North Philly Notes, we honor Octavius Valentine Catto, the subject of Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin’s majestic biography, Tasting Freedom. Catto is being honored with a statue that will be unveiled on the apron of Philadelphia’s City Hall on September 26 at 11:00 am. 

A video interview with the authors of Tasting Freedom

 

A Q...

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North Philly Notes
September 20, 2017

Announcing two fall workshops sponsored by TUL Research Data Services

Protecting Your Digital Privacy & Security
Location: Digital...

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Human Sciences
September 15, 2017

Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007

Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008

Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012

Jeffrey Solow, cello

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 12:00–12:50 PM | Paley Library Lecture Hall

Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.

 

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Performing Arts News
September 14, 2017

Developing an organization-wide culture of assessment is a slow, incremental process. I  get frustrated by this fact at times, particularly when I imagine a perfect world of systematic, routine plans put into place for assessing and demonstrating the value of all we do here in the library and press – supporting faculty, students, and community. But there is more going on at Temple than first meets the eye; examples of assessment and program evaluation that taken together,  are pushing us towards a culture of continuous improvement.

For example, we’ve been using a paper form for...

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Assessment on the Ground
September 14, 2017

On the 16th anniversary of September 11th, we offer a quartet of Temple University Press titles that put the 9/11 tragedy in context.

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North Philly Notes
September 13, 2017
3D printers may have been considered a novelty a couple of years ago, but the technology has become increasingly prominent … Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
September 13, 2017

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia (JCRC) was established by B’nai B’rith in January 1939, but was originally known as the Philadelphia Anti-Defamation Council (PADC). The organization changed its name in May 1944, to better reflect its dual mission to fight anti-Semitism and organized bigotry, as well as to promote intergroup understanding and cooperation. Although the JCRC developed into an organization that worked to advance both of these goals, the earliest records show their focusfrom 1939 through the end of the Second World War was on investigating and...

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History News
September 8, 2017
By Emily Cornuet This blog post addresses product life cycles, rapid prototyping, planned obsolescence, and a few potential solutions to … Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
September 6, 2017

This week in North Philly Notes, we celebrate the start of the fall semester with some of our favorite education titles.

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North Philly Notes
August 29, 2017

The lovely McCabe Library at Swarthmore College

This summer, on a sweltering July morning, I had a Saxby’s coffee with Mary...

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Assessment on the Ground
August 29, 2017

Jasmine, Cynthia, and Urooj at the Libraries’ Temple Fest table on Wednesday, August 23, photo courtesy Kaitlyn Semborski

Welcome to...

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Temple University Library News
August 28, 2017

This week in North Philly Notes, in response to the Charlottesville Syllabus, which details books and articles about confederate statues and other related issues, we showcase our public history title, Presenting the Past.

In recent years, history has been increasingly popularized through television docudramas, history museums, paperback...

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North Philly Notes
August 23, 2017

Yesterday here at Temple University Libraries we kicked off a new approach to developing our culture of assessment, an Assessment & Analytics Community of Practice discussion to which all staff were invited.

The Kick Off  focused on two recent research projects conducted here: a qualitative interview project with religious studies faculty and the Ithaka S+R /Temple faculty survey. What I want to facilitate at these sessions is the opportunity for staff to think together about how we connect user research to strategic library practice. To that end, I...

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Assessment on the Ground
August 17, 2017

 

This week in North Philly Notes, Kavita Daiya, author of Violent Belongingswrites about participating in the inaugural panel of a landmark event held Aug 4-6, 2017 in Mumbai, India, called “Remembering Partition.” 

“Remembering Partition” revolved around the...

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North Philly Notes
August 17, 2017

Over the last couple of years, Temple librarians have engaged in two significant research projects with potential for informing our work with faculty. This week’s kickoff for the Libraries/Press Assessment Community of Practice provides an opportunity to discuss these projects with members of the research team, focusing on how assessment research can be turned into strategic “next steps”.

This post excerpts highlights from the summary research reports and I hope, provides a “teaser” for Wednesday’s session, when we’...

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Assessment on the Ground
August 15, 2017

This week in North Philly Notes, Tommy Curry, author of The Man-Notaddresses issues of racism and the seemingly unending deaths of Black males in American society. 

Over the last several years, there has been a much needed focus on police violence and incarceration in the Black community. Drawing much of its impetus from the increased visibility of police shootings of young Black men, the criticisms of the police has shown that the death of Black males is inextricably wed America’s...

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North Philly Notes
August 10, 2017

This week in North Philly Notes, the co-editors of Addressing Violence Against Women on College Campuses address the state of rape accusations on college campuses under the current administration, and why we need to redouble our efforts to eliminate sexual violence.

As the editors of Addressing Violence Against Women on College Campuses, we thought we were prepared for what a new White House and Federal...

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North Philly Notes
August 2, 2017

The Library Search will be updated this weekend in order to remove groupings that merged together “multiple versions” of a work in the search results. This will significantly impact the search results in the Library Search, improving the discovery of different formats and editions. 

This update will kick off on Friday July 28th and should be complete before Monday July 31st. There will likely be incremental changes over the course of the weekend, but throughout this process, you will still be able to access all of our records in the Library Search.

If you...

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Temple University Library News
July 28, 2017

Over the last several years, the American Library Association’s LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association) Assessment Community of Practice has been exploring community interest in a repository for library assessment resources. The repository would provide open access to survey instruments, case studies, raw data – providing the community with a single space for locating and sharing materials.

This spring I conducted a survey on behalf of LLAMA to gauge interest –  379 responses.The majority, 86.8% (n=329) of respondents were from academic libraries,...

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Assessment on the Ground
July 26, 2017

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