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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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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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Dean's Update: Developing an Inclusive Infrastructure

Submitted on June 10, 2021 - 11:47AM

This month, Dean Nitecki reflects on recent Libraries events and projects that help build supportive and inclusive resources, services and systems for identifying and retrieving information resources.

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2020/2021 ScholarSip Series Concludes with Discussion on Drexel’s Partnership with SEPTA to Fight COVID-19

Submitted on June 8, 2021 - 11:49AM

During the Spring 2021 ScholarSip event, Drexel Engineering Professor Chris Sales discussed Drexel University’s new partnership with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to study and develop measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on public transit.

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Archived “Philly Sounds” Inaugurates Libraries Diversity Webinar series

Submitted on June 8, 2021 - 11:48AM

On June 3, the Drexel Libraries launched its newest “Promoting Diversity through Drexel’s Archival & Special Collections," with a virtual tour and discussion about the Drexel Audio Archives and the Sigma Sound Studios Collections.

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Equity in Action: Libraries Staff Share Insights from Professional Development Course

Submitted on June 3, 2021 - 11:48AM

This spring, six Drexel Libraries staff completed the virtual course Equity in Action: Fostering an Antiracist Library Culture.

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Drexel University Launches New Archival Collections Database

Submitted on June 3, 2021 - 11:48AM

The Libraries recently migrated to a new archival collections system that brings together finding aids from the University Archives, the College of Medicine and the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University, all in one place.

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Scheduled Outage: DragonSearch & My Library Account Unavailable May 29 – 30, 2021

Submitted on May 19, 2021 - 8:29AM

DragonSearch and individual My Library Accounts will be unavailable May 29 through May 30, 2021 due to scheduled vendor maintenance.

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Dean’s Update: Challenges for Higher Education to Deliver Its Mission of Open Dissemination of Knowledge

Submitted on May 10, 2021 - 1:31PM

In this month's Dean's Update, read about some the challenges universities face to connect the global community with scholarship and how the Drexel Libraries continues its work to support that mission.

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Drexel Libraries Demonstrates the Impact of Giving During the 24 Hours of Impact 

Submitted on May 7, 2021 - 10:54AM

The Libraries joined colleges and academic units across the University for the annual 24 Hours of Impact. This year, the Drexel Libraries demonstrated the impact donations made with a live virtual tour of the Drexel Family Digital Archive.

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Technology Insights on Improving Access to Drexel Research

Submitted on May 6, 2021 - 2:30PM

Read this interview with Heather Cai, Manager for Library Integrated Technology Systems, to learn about progress made to launch the research services platform, Esploro.

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2021 Virtual Celebrating Drexel Authors Event Draws International Crowd

Submitted on April 30, 2021 - 12:25PM

On April 27, members of the Drexel community came together for the ninth annual Celebrating Drexel Authors event, held virtually via Zoom.

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