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By James Kopaczewski As introduced in Alex Wermer-Colan’s latest blog, the Digital Scholarship Center in collaboration with Temple University Libraries’ …

The post Digitizing Alternate History Narratives appeared first on Temple University Digital Scholarship Center.

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Temple Digital Scholarship Center
February 22, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, we focus on our African American books about books in honor of Black History Month

From Slave Ship to Supermax: Mass Incarceration, Prisoner Abuse, and the New Neo-Slave Novel by Patrick Elliot Alexander

In his cogent and groundbreaking book, From Slave Ship to Supermax, Patrick Elliot Alexander argues that the disciplinary logic and violence of slavery...

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North Philly Notes
February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

12:00–12:50 PM | Paley Library Lecture Hall

Celine Jeong Kim, violin

Shannon Merlino, viola

Chen Chen, cello

Nam Hoang Nguyen, piano

Program

Richard Strauss, 1864–1949

Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 13 (excerpts)

  • Allegro
  • Andante

 

Gabriel Fauré, 1845–1924

Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15

  • Allegro molto moderato
  • Scherzo (...
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Performing Arts News
February 14, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, we pay tribute to both the Olympics and Black History Month by reposting our Q&A with Tommie Smith for his book Silent Gesture.

Q: Congratulations on your book. Why did you wait almost 40 years to tell your story?
A: My life wasn’t ready to be told in story until there was a closure with my athletic, teaching, and coaching career. The time I needed to devote to such an adventure was too great. You...

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North Philly Notes
February 14, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, we continue the celebration of the Eagles and Ray Didinger, author of The New Eagles Encyclopedia.

Ray Didinger, longtime and beloved sportswriter, was remarkably composed when he visited Temple University Press’ offices in the week leading up to Super Bowl LII. But after the Eagles beat the Patriots in the big game, Didinger, who bleeds green, broke down on camera....

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North Philly Notes
February 7, 2018

By Emily Logan What is Citizen Science? Do-it-yourself science, also known as punk science or citizen science experiments conducted by …

The post Citizen Science and Climate Change appeared first on Temple University Digital Scholarship Center.

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Temple Digital Scholarship Center
February 7, 2018

Just as the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 was captivating visitors in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, Fannie and Amelia Allen began chronicling their social and intellectual pursuits in their diaries. The Allen sisters filled their diaries with short summaries of the day’s events and longer, introspective passages that revealed their personal ambitions and struggles to find a mate who was both desirable and an intellectual match.

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History News
February 5, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, we honor Ray Didinger, author of The New Eagles Encyclopedia, as the team gets ready to compete in Super Bowl LII.

Below is a photo gallery of Ray Didinger at Philadelphia’s City Hall where Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. introduced a resolution honoring Ray, who was honored for his induction into the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame and for his work covering all sports (not just the Eagles)....

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North Philly Notes
January 31, 2018

Exploring the challenges of preserving open civic data for the long term

This past year, Temple University Libraries received a Knight Foundation Grant, “Knight News Challenge on Libraries,” to lead an exploratory research project, Future Proofing Civic Data, investigating the challenges of long-term preservation for open civic datasets.

Open civic data portals, such as OpenDataPhilly in...

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Temple University Library News
January 31, 2018

Assessment at Temple University Libraries is part of a robust institutional culture of assessment, fostered by offices like Institutional Research and Assessment. I visited the IRA office last week to talk with Gina Calzaferri, just promoted as Director of Assessment & Evaluation. This office is essential to many University efforts, from providing for centralized and authoritative data for external needs, to helping drive decision-making by University administration.

Institutional Research & Assessment is comprised of two...

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Assessment on the Ground
January 25, 2018

Pianist Clipper Erickson and the Music of R. Nathaniel Dett

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 12:00–12:50 PM | Paley Library Lecture Hall

Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.

 

 

In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson—sometimes referred to as the “father of black history”—declared the second week of February as “Negro History Week,” a nod to the customary celebrations within African-American communities for Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass that marked their respective birthdays on February 12 and...

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Performing Arts News
January 24, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, Rich Westcott, author of Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate, honors the legacy of the Negro League star and Hall of Fame catcher.

One of best players ever to perform in Negro League baseball was James Raleigh (Biz) Mackey. A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Mackey spent 27 years as a professional player, starring in Philadelphia as well as Indianapolis, Baltimore, and Newark.

In addition to his accomplishments on the...

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North Philly Notes
January 24, 2018

Pore Caitif binding16th century binding. Pore Caitiff, [14–]. (SPC) MSS LT 085. Special Collections Research Center.The...

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History News
January 18, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, Yasemin Besen-Cassino, author of The Cost of Being a Girl: Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gapreveals her findings about how the origins of the gender wage gap begin as teens enter the workforce. 

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North Philly Notes
January 17, 2018

It may be a new year and the start of a new semester, but the Libraries are here, as always, to help you learn and succeed, with materials, resources, and a whole slew of free academic and cultural programs.

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Temple University Library News
January 17, 2018

In early 2010 I began interviewing a graduate student in the Religion Department about her PhD dissertation. I thought it would be interesting to listen to a graduate student as she navigated the dissertation process – which demands autonomy, originality, and a strong work ethic – from beginning to end. The dissertation is like a ritual initiation in which the student is dropped deep into an unfamiliar wilderness area with nothing but a compass and asked to find her way out. Though graduate departments, writing centers, colleagues, and friends lend what support they can, it...

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Human Sciences
January 11, 2018

Temple University Press was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of author Allan G. Johnson. He was the author of the press bestsellers The Forest and the Trees and The Gender Knot, as well as the memoir, Not From Here. 

His obituary, reprinted...

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North Philly Notes
January 11, 2018

Terry Rey

In the second part of my interview...

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Human Sciences
January 10, 2018

This week in North Philly Notes, we showcase our most popular books of the past year: The Top 10 best sellers of 2017!

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North Philly Notes
January 3, 2018

Cynthia Schwarz, project manager for the Libraries’ Web Environment Redesign Project, contributed this post. She reports on the results and next steps of the team’s user survey conducted last month, providing us with a healthy return of 460 user responses.

What did you set out to learn with this survey?

The Website Redesign and Blacklight Project Team wanted to gather feedback early on in the project about what is important to our patrons with regards to the website. The online survey contained these questions:

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Assessment on the Ground
December 20, 2017

By Alex Wermer-Colan For the Digital Scholarship Center’s 2017-2018 annual project, we teamed up with Temple University Libraries’ Special Collections …

The post Building a New Wave Science Fiction Corpus appeared first on Temple University Digital Scholarship Center.

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Temple Digital Scholarship Center
December 20, 2017

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