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An outline of the print and digital resources of the Penn Libraries, as well as their services, professional staff and facilities. Arranged in A to Z format, the Guide is a means of quick orientation to the Libraries with many points of access to more detailed information and help.
A pamphlet containing statistics and other quantitative information describing the use and provision of Penn Library resources, services and programs.
In the interest of learning how researchers at a major university would incorporate full-length electronic texts into teaching and learning, the University of Pennsylvania Library and the Oxford University Press sought the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a collection of digital books and study its use by academics in the humanities. The Penn/Oxford collaboration was joined by the Cambridge University Press and the affiliates of several Philadelphia area colleges. Over 5 years, the partners built a corpus of 772 digital books in history and allied disciplines. The books where cataloged and made searchable, as a collection and as individual units, on the World Wide Web. The collection attained sufficient mass to attract a following after some eighteen to twenty-four months. This allowed Penn a three-year time-frame to analyze and compare data on the use of digital and hardcopy, and interview readers in order to learn how academics interact with long texts in an online setting and integrate them into their work.
A digital repository of research and scholarship produced by Penn faculty and students. Readers on campus and around the globe can browse, search and download full-text from the repository web site at http://repository.upenn.edu.