“Some rare books and manuscripts from Penn Libraries can now be accessed online through the new OPenn digital resources website, http:/openn.library.upenn.edu. The site provides digitized cultural heritage materials available as free cultural works that are accessible for use by anyone. The launch of OPenn is a major step in the Libraries’ strategic initiative to embrace open data and democratize access to information.” (via Penn News)
“The University of Pennsylvania announced last week that it would be making drastic changes to two of its STEM-field libraries, and students and faculty aren’t too happy about it.
As part of an overhaul to expand its learning space for science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses, Penn is already set to close its engineering library at the end of the semester, and to convert two-thirds of its math, physics and astronomy library into an active learning classroom.” (via Philadelphia Business Journal)