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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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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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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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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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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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Dean's Update: Purposeful presentation of one academic library’s Annual Report

Submitted on April 12, 2021 - 1:57PM

This month, read about the Drexel Libraries' new 2020 annual report.

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New! Search for Libraries Resources by DOI or PMID

Submitted on April 9, 2021 - 10:21AM

A new search feature allows clients to search for resources by DOI or PMID.

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Drexel Co-op Students Find Unique Opportunities for Professional Growth at the Drexel Libraries

Submitted on April 7, 2021 - 1:50PM

This spring, the Drexel Libraries welcomed seven co-op students to its staff for the spring-summer 2021 co-op rotation.

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New ‘Resilience Award’ Presented to All Libraries Staff During the 12th Annual Library Celebration Awards

Submitted on April 7, 2021 - 1:39PM

During the 12th annual Library Celebration Awards, the Drexel Libraries not only honored six colleagues and two student employees for their outstanding accomplishments in 2020, but they also presented the entire staff with a new award for their hard work and resilience during COVID-19.

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Associate Clinical Professor Esther Chernak Offers “Food for Thought” on Disaster Communications for Families with Children with Special Health Care Needs

Submitted on March 24, 2021 - 1:28PM

The Libraries marked the first anniversary of the University’s decision to shift to remote classes due to COVID-19 with another virtual ScholarSip session that addressed this year's theme of “responding to COVID-19 through research and scientific problem-solving.”

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Get the Most out of a COVID-Safe Spring Break

Submitted on March 16, 2021 - 2:17PM

Since spring break looks a little different in quarantine, Libraries staff compiled a few activities to keep your mind busy over the break from the comfort of your home.

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Dean’s Update: Redefining the scope of library collections to ensure access to authoritative information

Submitted on March 8, 2021 - 10:55AM

This month, Dean Nitecki explores two critical components of successfully ensuring access to authoritative information: the discovery and the availability of information resources.

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Drexel’s Archived Websites Now Discoverable via DragonSearch

Submitted on March 8, 2021 - 10:55AM

The Drexel University Archives' collection of the University's archived websites is now available in DragonSearch, making it even easier to access this collection capturing Drexel's online presence since 2009.

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University Archives Staff Discover Personal Letters by Anthony J. Drexel

Submitted on March 4, 2021 - 10:53AM

Archives staff recently found two personal letters University Founder A. J. Drexel wrote to his son John in 1890.

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Calling All Drexel Book Authors & Editors

Submitted on March 1, 2021 - 11:52AM

Did you author or edit a book in 2020? We want to hear about it!

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New Expanded Libraries Hours Beginning March 29, 2021

Submitted on March 1, 2021 - 10:11AM

We're increasing our on-campus open hours beginning Monday, March 29, 2021!

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Dean's Update: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the Core to Library Values

Submitted on February 3, 2021 - 1:35PM

This month, Dean Nitecki discusses the importance of creating diverse, accessible and inclusive environments that make clients from all backgrounds and ethnicities feel welcome both in physical and virtual spaces.

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