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Penn State Libraries, Short Edition partner for world’s first short story dispensers at a university

“Penn State University Libraries has entered into an innovative agreement with French company Short Edition to bring its first short story dispensers to any university worldwide. Soon, the dispensers will deliver original Penn State student, faculty and staff writing into the hands of the public and encourage dialogue between readers and authors. Four dispensers have been installed in Penn State library locations on the University Park campus. The fifth is in Schlow Centre Region Library in downtown State College, the latest initiative of an increasing partnership between the neighboring libraries.” (via Penn State University)

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Libraries’ statewide collaboration establishes public digital content hub

“Pennsylvania now has its own online hub through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), thanks to a statewide partnership including Penn State’s University Libraries. DPLA’s Pennsylvania Service Hub will enable greater access to digital images, text, maps, audio and visual files from libraries, archives, museums and special collections across the state for use in K-12 and higher education, research, genealogy, and for personal interest.” (via Penn State University)

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Beyond the book: Penn State Behrend’s Lilley Library adds video games

“On a shelf at the John M. Lilley Library, across from the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, is the unlikeliest of literary icons: Emperor Piglatine, an evil cartoon pig who can blow lightning out of his nose. Piglatine is the chief villain in “Angry Birds Star Wars,” a 2012 game developed for Sony’s PlayStation 3 system. The game is one of about 150 in the library’s video game collection – the first of its kind in the University. It’s shelved with titles for the Xbox One, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms.” (via Penn State University)

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Paterno Library at Penn State keeps its name, for now

“Penn State President Rodney Erickson wrote in a statement that he feels “strongly” that the library’s name should remain, as “Paterno Library symbolizes the substantial and lasting contributions to the academic life and educational excellence that the Paterno family has made to Penn State University. The library was a special spot for the Joe and Sue Paterno, who met at a Penn State library when she was a freshman and he was a young football coach. When Paterno was honored by university trustees in 1983 for leading the Nittany Lions to their first championship, he urged them to keep academics a top priority, saying: “You can’t have a great university without a great library.”

via The Washington Post

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Penn St. to get collection from feminist Chicago

AP – “Penn State’s library will be home to an art-education collection donated by noted feminist artist, author and educator Judy Chicago. Penn State archivist Jackie Esposito said it will include instructions and pieces to create Chicago’s best known work, “The Dinner Party,” along with examples of past Dinner Party exhibits. The piece has 39 place settings around a triangular table, with each setting representing a woman of historical note, from ancient goddesses to artist Georgia O’Keeffe.” The university on Tuesday called the donation one of the most important private collections in feminist art education.

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