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The recent election demonstrated in a powerful way the limits of data, in this case a multitude of polling numbers, towards understanding, or planning, for our  future.

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Assessment on the Ground
November 28, 2016

crunch_titleTemple University Libraries is here to help you study for finals and to relax and refuel during the stressful end of the semester rush. Join us at Paley Library for our Crunch Time Café, a series of events during study days and final exams that includes free food, activities, and therapy dogs.

All events will take place in...

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Programs & Events
November 21, 2016
By Kaelin Jewell In the last few weeks, news organizations including the New York Times and National Geographic, have reported the discovery of more than forty shipwrecks at the bottom of the Black Sea. All astonishingly well preserved, the wrecks range in date from 9th-century Byzantium to the 17th-century Ottoman Empire and are currently being studied […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
November 21, 2016

A group of people, who are locals and not students, continuously come to the library and have loud conversations that disturb everyone’s peace. They stand in groups and talk for hours, ignoring the students who are trying to get work done. I’m not sure why the staff here lets people without student IDs in. We pay a fortune to go here and it’s not fair for us to be disturbed by people who don’t pay to go here and aren’t even supposed to be allowed in the library to begin with.

Thank you for sharing your concerns about noise in the...

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What's Your Suggestion?
November 18, 2016

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Every two years librarians engaged with assessment gather together to share stories, methods, and research findings. We inspire one another as we work toward creating a culture of assessment at our institutions. This year 600+ of us met in Crystal City (between Arlington and Pentagon City) at the Library Assessment Conference sponsored...

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Assessment on the Ground
November 10, 2016

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Every two years librarians engaged with assessment gather together to share stories, methods, and research findings. We inspire one another as we work toward creating a culture of assessment at our institutions. This year 600+ of us met in Crystal City (between Arlington and Pentagon City) at the Library Assessment Conference sponsored...

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Assessment on the Ground
November 10, 2016
By Jillian Benedict Before I can start using R to look for patterns in Jon Krakauer’s body of work, I need to take the written text and turn it into a form that allows me to work with the text in R. For the sake of my project, I have decided to turn the text […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
November 7, 2016
Before I can start using R to look for patterns in Jon Krakauer’s body of work, I need to take the written text and turn it into a form that allows me to work with the text in R. For the sake of my project, I have decided to turn the text of each into […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
November 7, 2016

Classical Guitar Students of Allen Krantz
Wednesday, November 9th
12:00pm – 12:50pm
Paley Library Lecture Hall
Bring your lunch. Bring your friends. 
Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.
Relax. Refresh. Renew. Enjoy.

At noon on Wednesday, November 9, Paley Library’s Beyond the Notes concert series is proud to present Prof. Allen Krantz and his students.

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Performing Arts News
November 1, 2016

Classical Guitar Students of Allen Krantz
Wednesday, November 9th
12:00pm – 12:50pm
Paley Library Lecture Hall
Bring your lunch. Bring your friends. 
Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.
Relax. Refresh. Renew. Enjoy.

At noon on Wednesday, November 9, Paley Library’s Beyond the Notes concert series is proud to present Prof. Allen Krantz and his students.

...

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Performing Arts News
November 1, 2016
Lion cubsLion cubs born at the Zoo, 1936

One of the notable aspects of the Philadelphia Zoo  (the Zoological Society of Philadelphia...

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History News
November 1, 2016
Lion cubsLion cubs born at the Zoo, 1936

One of the notable aspects of the Philadelphia Zoo  (the Zoological Society of Philadelphia)...

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History News
November 1, 2016
By Andrea Siotto This past summer I spent quite some time collecting and organizing data on the ships lost during the First World War. The final objective was to create a video and the result of the work is the five minute long time-map that you can see above. If you want to see how […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
November 1, 2016
By Andrea Siotto This past summer I spent quite some time collecting and organizing data on the ships lost during the First World War. The final objective was to create a video and the result of the work is the five minute long time-map that you can see above. If you want to see how […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
November 1, 2016

In addition to the construction work visibly underway for Temple’s new 21st century library, Library staff are hard at work behind the scenes preparing Paley Library’s extensive collection for the move.  One aspect of this work includes reviewing the collection to be sure each item is properly barcoded.  This project began this Fall and is expected to continue well into next year.

In the midst of reviewing each item for the presence of a barcode, we are discovering a number of items...

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Temple University Library News
October 28, 2016

In addition to the construction work visibly underway for Temple’s new 21st century library, Library staff are hard at work behind the scenes preparing Paley Library’s extensive collection for the move.  One aspect of this work includes reviewing the collection to be sure each item is properly barcoded.  This project began this Fall and is expected to continue well into next year.

In the midst of reviewing each item for the presence of a barcode, we are discovering a number of items...

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Temple University Library News
October 28, 2016
By Luling Huang In my last post, I started to collect my data with the Chrome extension Web Scraper. I have included an expanded demonstration of how I used Web Scraper here (opens in new window). The extension can get things done. However, I didn’t have enough control over what I want in my data set. Here are some […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
October 27, 2016
By Luling Huang In my last post, I started to collect my data with the Chrome extension Web Scraper. I have included an expanded demonstration of how I used Web Scraper here (opens in new window). The extension can get things done. However, I didn’t have enough control over what I want in my data set. Here are some […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
October 27, 2016
By Michael Glass Søren Kierkegaard was, to say the least, an enigmatic author. He deliberately obfuscated his work by using what he called his “pseudonyms.” However, unlike many pseudonyms, his were different characters, different authors with their own personalities and backgrounds. From “A,” the hedonistic aesthete, to his counterpart, “Judge Wilhelm,” the traditional ethical thinker, […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
October 25, 2016
By Michael Glass Søren Kierkegaard was, to say the least, an enigmatic author. He deliberately obfuscated his work by using what he called his “pseudonyms.” However, unlike many pseudonyms, his were different characters, different authors with their own personalities and backgrounds. From “A,” the hedonistic aesthete, to his counterpart, “Judge Wilhelm,” the traditional ethical thinker, […] Read More
Temple Digital Scholarship Center
October 25, 2016

On August 13, 1957, William and Daisy Myers and their three children, an African American family, moved into the all-white community of Levittown, Pennsylvania, and shortly thereafter found themselves confronted by angry residents displeased with their arrival. Large crowds gathered during the day and hurled insults towards the home, while at night, cars drove by flashing their lights and honking their horns. The situation escalated over the course of eight days, with rocks being thrown through the windows of the Myers’ home and another stone knocking a local police officer unconscious. In...

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History News
October 24, 2016

On August 13, 1957, William and Daisy Myers and their three children, an African American family, moved into the all-white community of Levittown, Pennsylvania, and shortly thereafter found themselves confronted by angry residents displeased with their arrival. Large crowds gathered during the day and hurled insults towards the home, while at night, cars drove by flashing their lights and honking their horns. The situation escalated over the course of eight days, with rocks being thrown through the windows of the Myers’ home and another stone knocking a local police officer unconscious. In...

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History News
October 24, 2016

Jon Pahl Professor Jon Pahl

 

On the evening July 15, 2016 elements of the Turkish military executed a failed coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Tanks and armored vehicles rolled into the capital Ankara and Turkey’s largest city Istanbul, bridges were blocked, and helicopters and F-16s...

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Human Sciences
October 24, 2016

Jon Pahl Professor Jon Pahl

 

On the evening July 15, 2016 elements of the Turkish military executed a failed coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Tanks and armored vehicles rolled into the capital Ankara and Turkey’s largest city Istanbul, bridges were blocked, and helicopters and F-16s...

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Human Sciences
October 24, 2016

oalogoThis week, October 24–28, is Open Access Week, a global event that promotes the benefits of Open Access (OA) in the academic and research community. Core tenets include free online access to scholarly research and the right to use and re-use those results in your own academic work. The important implications for academia,...

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Temple University Library News
October 24, 2016

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