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Share Your COVID-19 Stories

Submitted on May 6, 2020 - 1:58PM

The Drexel University Archives is working on a new project to document the University's responses to COVID-19, and we want to hear from you! Send us your unique accounts of the pandemic through writing, photographs, videos, audio recordings, or other creative means.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer (1860 - 2001) Now Available Online through the Libraries

Submitted on January 11, 2017 - 9:01AM

Drexel Libraries now subscribes to The Philadelphia Inquirer's digital archive.

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Drexel's Seventh President: William Walsh Hagerty

Submitted on June 1, 2016 - 9:40AM

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of former Drexel president president William Walsh Hagerty, the Libraries is taking a look back at the many ways that Dr. Hagerty helped to build the institution we know today.

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Archives Acquisitions: January 2016

Submitted on February 3, 2016 - 11:30AM

The University Archives regularly adds new pieces of Drexel history to the collection on a including artifacts, documents, photographs and electronic files. These new acquisitions help to capture and record Drexel's unique story. This month the Archives acquired documents pertaining to Drexel's name change. In 1970 Drexel changed the name of the institution from the Drexel Institute of Technology to Drexel University.

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Archives Acquisitions: October 2015

Submitted on October 30, 2015 - 8:00AM

This month the Archives acquired a formal portrait of John and Mary Fetter Semanik.

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Drexel University Archives' New Acquisitions: August/September

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on October 5, 2015 - 12:38PM

Each month the University Archives appraises and acquires documents, photographs and electronic files that capture and record Drexel's unique history. These new acquisitions are gifts and transfers from University departments, Drexel alumni, current student groups, and other donors.

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Drexel University Libraries Contributes Two Cultural Pieces to Regional Diaries Initiative

Submitted on June 3, 2015 - 10:12AM

Drexel University Archives will extend access to two diaries in the collection through a collaboration with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and the University of Pennsylvania's Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts. Drexel University Archives contributed digitized images of Rebecca Thomas's recipe book and Francis Martin Drexel's travel journal. Rebecca Thomas was a resident of early 19th-century Burlington, New Jersey. She recorded recipes, arithmetic lessons, and folk remedies in a small journal that brings to life the day-to-day concerns of early American women.

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University Archives to Spotlight History of Writing at Drexel

Submitted on March 21, 2012 - 10:10AM

On Wednesday, April 18th from 5 - 7 PM, Drexel University Archives will unveil a new exhibit, Inventing the Page: Student Literary Magazines at Drexel, with an opening event held at W. W. Hagerty Library.

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Discover Open Access Resources in Engineering

Submitted on October 21, 2019 - 2:49PM

In celebration of Open Access Week, Librarian Jay Bhatt shares his list of go-to Engineering Open Textbooks.

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Four Drexel Students Test Their Peers' Research Knowledge in the Knovel Academic Challenge

Submitted on October 8, 2015 - 8:49AM

The Fall Knovel Academic Challenge launched on Monday, September 28th at midnight, kicking off five weeks of questions to challenge STEM students in engineering concepts and questions. Each week, students are challenged to answer new problem sets, learn more about engineering resources and in doing so are entered to win prizes. There are four Drexel students who aren't invited to participate in this year's challenge - because they designed the questions. The questions utilize Libraries resources and test students' research knowledge.

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Faculty from Morocco on State Department Tour visit Libraries

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on December 2, 2011 - 3:57PM

Faculty members and the dean of Morocco's School of Information Science (ESI) visited Drexel University Libraries on Thursday, December 1, 2011, as a part of their tour of Philadelphia, sponsored by the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.

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Digital@Drexel Presentation and Showcase Event Highlights Digital Projects at Drexel

Submitted on November 21, 2011 - 4:15PM

Over a dozen digital projects were on display at the Digital@Drexel Presentation and Showcase event on Friday, November 18th at W. W. Hagerty Library. 

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Health Sciences Librarians Work with 11th Street Family Health Services Center

Submitted on September 19, 2011 - 7:25PM

A joint researching team from The iSchool at Drexel and the Drexel University Libraries, including Kathleen Turner, Linda M. G. Katz, Gary Childs and Lenore Hardy, participated in a grant-funded project entitled 'Increasing Parental Health Literacy to Optimize Pregnancy Outcomes,' from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region.

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3/30/11 - ACRL Networking Event

Submitted on February 10, 2011 - 3:08PM

The iSchool at Drexel & Drexel University Libraries invite you to enjoy an evening of conversation and refreshments with colleagues and future academic librarians.

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Dean's Update: A Time to Gather...and Test Old Ways in New Environments

Submitted on November 18, 2021 - 2:52PM

This month, the Dean of Libraries reminds us to slow down and give thanks and gratitude for friends, family, colleagues—and of course the Libraries. 

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Drexel Libraries Resumes On-Campus Intellectual Wellness Program

Submitted on November 17, 2021 - 2:18PM

The Libraries is excited to resume its on-campus intellectual wellness program later this month.

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ScholarSip Turns 10 & Returns to Building Community In Person

Submitted on November 17, 2021 - 2:03PM

The Drexel Libraries is excited to celebrate 10 years of ScholarSip with its first in-person "food for thought" event since December 2019.

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Faculty & Students Join the Drexel Libraries Efforts to Promote Open Access

Submitted on November 11, 2021 - 1:48PM

Each year, the Drexel Libraries seeks new opportunities to increase awareness of the benefits of Open Access (OA) across campus, including through Open Access Week activities and events.

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Dean's Update: The Importance of Communication in Times of Change

Submitted on October 22, 2021 - 9:04AM

Communication is a core driver of change. This month, Dean Nitecki shares examples of how the Libraries is looking to positive, open communication to explain changes to services, resources and facilities for the 2021/2022 academic year.

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WKDU Exhibit Reception Features the DJs (Past & Present) Behind the Station

Submitted on October 21, 2021 - 10:30AM

Drexel faculty, staff, students and alumni gathered together in the W. W. Hagerty Library to share stories about WKDU Philadelphia 91.7 FM during the public opening of the exhibit WKDU: 50 Years of Student-Run Radio.

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Drexel Libraries Unveils New Systems to Enable Preservation & Discovery of Drexel’s Digital Objects and Research Output

Submitted on October 20, 2021 - 3:41PM

The Drexel Libraries launched two online systems to deepen engagement with the University’s archival collections and research assets: the Drexel University Archival Collections platform and the Drexel Research Discovery portal.

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2021 Open Access Week Events to Feature Case Studies & Stories from Drexel Students, Faculty & Staff

Submitted on October 20, 2021 - 3:26PM

Join the Drexel University Libraries for a series of virtual events and discussions that explore the importance of sharing research and ways to adopt and utilize open resources in teaching and research during 2021 Open Access Week.

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DEI SPARK! Staff Event Focuses on Accessibility in the Library and Creating Accessible Content

Submitted on October 12, 2021 - 3:14PM

The Drexel Libraries' new internal staff event series will feature sessions about issues of diversity, equity and inclusions in libraries and are intended to deepen personal and professional connections to them. 

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Dean's Update: The Libraries’ return to modified old environments and adjustments to create new academic experiences

Submitted on September 17, 2021 - 11:04AM

This month, Dean Nitecki toasts the start of a new academic year and explores what the phrase "return to campus" means for the Libraries after 18 months of decreased in-person activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Welcoming New & Returning Dragons to the Drexel Libraries: Services for Fall 2021

Submitted on September 14, 2021 - 3:14PM

Learn more about what’s new – and what’s the same – in the Drexel Libraries this fall.

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Drexel Libraries Announces Virtual & In-Person Events for Fall 2021

Submitted on September 14, 2021 - 2:52PM

The Drexel Libraries is excited to announce the return of in-person events for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to join us for this mix of in-person and virtual programming throughout the year.  

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Drexel Libraries to Launch New Online Systems to Deepen Engagement with University Archival Collections & Research Assets

Submitted on September 13, 2021 - 1:39PM

This fall, the Drexel Libraries will formally launch two new systems: the Drexel University Archival Collections platform and the Drexel Research Discovery portal.

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Scheduled Outage: Libraries Online Resources Unavailable Sept. 8, 2021

Submitted on August 24, 2021 - 8:30AM

Due to scheduled system upgrades, on- and off-campus access to the majority of the Libraries’ online resources will be unavailable from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Wed., Sept. 8, 2021.

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Drexel Libraries Upgrades the EZBorrow Interlibrary Loan System

Submitted on August 12, 2021 - 1:43PM

On August 12, 2021, the Libraries migrated EZBorrow to a new technology platform that makes it even easier to borrow books and other physical materials from libraries in the region.

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15 Books & Other Resources to Celebrate Juneteenth

Submitted on June 16, 2021 - 3:41PM

To celebrate Juneteenth, staff from the Drexel University Libraries offers a list of recommended books, films, plays, and museum exhibits for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others to explore.

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