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Drexel Faculty Share Testimonials about the Importance of Open Access

Submitted on November 5, 2020 - 2:11PM

To celebrate Open Access Week in October, Drexel faculty shared their views of the importance of Open Access.

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A Look Back at Open Access Week 2020

Submitted on November 5, 2020 - 1:36PM

Open Access Week, an international event promoting open access to research, returned for its 13th year this October. The Libraries participated by hosting virtual events and contributing to the conversation on social media.

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Libraries Staff Reflections: Returning to Campus During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Submitted on October 8, 2020 - 4:16PM

The Drexel Libraries' staff reflect on an unconventional return to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dean’s Update: Exploring the Diverse Connotations of “Open Access”

Submitted on October 8, 2020 - 11:52AM

This month, Dean Nitecki explores the various meanings of the phrase "open access" and what it means to the Libraries.

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Drexel Libraries to Celebrate Open Access Week 2020

Submitted on October 7, 2020 - 4:09PM

The Drexel University Libraries is celebrating Open Access Week from October 19 – 25, 2020. This annual, international event was launched in 2007 to promote open access to research within the academic and research communities.

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ScholarSip Returns in Fall 2020 for its 9th Season

Submitted on October 7, 2020 - 3:46PM

Join the Libraries for the 9th season of ScholarSip, featuring "food for thought" sessions that address the theme Responding to COVID-19 through Research and Scientific Problem-Solving.

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"Countdown to Vote" Increases Engagement in 2020 Election

Submitted on October 6, 2020 - 2:22PM

As part of the Drexel Votes initiative, the Libraries is pleased to host several webinars that focus on voting and elections, including sessions on at-home voting and COVID-19, election reform, and the electoral college.

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When Drexel Libraries & Faculty Collaborate: An Interview with Lloyd Ackert, PhD

Submitted on September 14, 2020 - 6:32PM

This month, the Drexel Libraries’ Brad Eden, Director, Scholarly Connections, sat down (virtually) with Drexel Teaching Professor Lloyd Ackert to learn more about his research and teaching interests and how the Drexel Libraries supports his work. 

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Reflections from the Drexel Libraries’ Director, Scholarly Connections

Submitted on September 14, 2020 - 6:14PM

Brad Eden joined the Drexel Libraries earlier this year as the new Director, Scholarly Connections. Learn about his new role and what he is doing to help lead the Libraries' efforts to facilitate and build connections to scholarship.

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Welcoming the University Community Back to the Libraries (Both Virtually & On Campus)

Submitted on September 14, 2020 - 2:53PM

After much planning and frequent adjustments to drafts of our “revised services” for the fall term, the Drexel Libraries is ready to welcome students and faculty for the start of the new academic year.

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Dean’s UpdateWill the Pandemic Forever Shift the Libraries’ Connections?

Submitted on September 14, 2020 - 12:00PM

In this month’s issue of In Circulation, Dean Nitecki continues to report on the Libraries' current services and its progress in building the Libraries’ capacity for its innovative long-term strategies to strengthen Drexel’s connections to scholarship.

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Spotlight on Open Access Resources

Submitted on September 14, 2020 - 11:51AM

Beyond the Drexel Libraries, numerous organizations, archives, libraries, and museums help connect researchers and students to information by provide free access to their digitized collections. Here we feature a few interesting and innovative open access resources available to anyone around the world, focusing on those of interest to Drexel faculty and researchers.

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Introducing DragonSearch: The Drexel Libraries’ New Discovery Search Tool

Submitted on September 9, 2020 - 3:06PM

You may have noticed some changes to the Drexel Libraries’ search interface over the last few days. The Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of DragonSearch, a new and improved search tool powered by Primo VE.

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Time to Update Your ILLiad Bookmark

Submitted on September 8, 2020 - 1:54PM

On September 21, the Libraries is updating the URL for ILLiad, our interlibrary loan URL.

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Coming Soon: New Library System to Improve Research & Information Discovery

Submitted on August 27, 2020 - 12:00PM

Coming soon! The Drexel Libraries is updating its discovery system to Primo VE this September.

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Drexel Libraries Offers ‘Building Connections to Scholarship’ Webinar Series

Submitted on August 26, 2020 - 4:30PM

This fall, the Libraries presents a series of webinars that highlight just a few of the resources, strategies and tools that Drexel faculty, researchers, professional staff and students can utilize in their teaching, research and coursework.

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Dean’s Update: Communicating when the message keeps evolving

Submitted on August 7, 2020 - 12:25PM

The Drexel University Libraries is certainly not unique in spending the summer addressing how to reopen on-campus library support of a university during a pandemic. This month's Dean's Update looks at the challenges of planning and communicating those reopening plans. 

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New Enhancements to ILLiad Improve the Client Experience

Submitted on August 18, 2020 - 11:01AM

ILLiad, the interlibrary loan software used by the Drexel University Libraries, recently got a makeover. Learn more about the latest changes to this important system.

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Coming Soon! New Fully Accessible & Responsive Interlibrary Loan Website

Submitted on August 4, 2020 - 11:06AM

ILLiad, the system used to request and manage interlibrary loan requests, is getting an upgrade and will be unavailable on August 17 from 8:00 am.

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The Libraries' (Safe) Summer Escapes

Submitted on August 6, 2020 - 12:56PM

Find out how Libraries staff have been relaxing during the summer of COVID-19.

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Scheduled Services & Resources Outage: July 29, 6am – 8am

Submitted on July 27, 2020 - 12:29PM

Due to scheduled software updates, several Libraries' services and resources will be unavailable from 6 am – 8 am on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. 

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Drexel Libraries Expands Efforts to Promote Diversity, Inclusion and Equality

Submitted on July 8, 2020 - 11:28AM

With issues of race and systemic racism at the forefront of conversations around the country, institutions like the Drexel Libraries are critically examining their programs and services, focusing on both new and established efforts to combat racism and promote its core values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Test the New Esploro Research Services Platform

Submitted on July 8, 2020 - 11:23AM

The Drexel University Libraries is seeking Drexel faculty and researchers to test and evaluate Esploro, a new research services platform from Ex Libris.

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Dean’s Update: What’s a Win These Days?

Submitted on July 8, 2020 - 11:20AM

This month, Dean Nitecki reflects on "adjustment fatigue" during COVID-19 and explores the importance of recognizing short-term wins to stay motivated.

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Working & Learning During a Pandemic: Q/A with Tiffany Harris, Marketing & Communications Co-Op

Submitted on July 8, 2020 - 9:37AM

This month, we sat down the Libraries' first-ever Marketing and Communications co-op, Tiffany Harris, to discuss her role at DUL, her background, and remote work and recruitment.

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University Archives Launches Project to Document Drexel’s Response to COVID-19

Submitted on July 7, 2020 - 10:06AM

This spring, the Drexel University Libraries, led by staff from the University Archives, launched Pandemic Stories, a project to document how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Drexel community.

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Drexel University Libraries Helps Connect Dragons During Virtual Day of Giving Event

Submitted on June 29, 2020 - 9:20AM

For the University's fifth annual Day of Giving, the Drexel Libraries contributed to student success by connecting the University’s past with the present through a special edition of its “Films from the Archives” event series.

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Libraries Staff Share Resources to Commemorate Juneteenth

Submitted on June 17, 2020 - 2:43PM

To commemorate Juneteenth, Drexel Libraries staff compiled a list of resources they have found informative, inspiring, and thought-provoking that document Juneteenth and the systemic racism that affects BIPOC.

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Dean's Update: Challenges of planning for a future with COVID-19

Submitted on June 15, 2020 - 6:13PM

This month, Dean Nitecki explores how a global pandemic has changed the Libraries' priorities and the way it frames the challenges of planning for the future.

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