OPenn: Primary Digital Resources Available To All Through Penn Libraries’ New Online Platform

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Elina Tonkova
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OPenn: Primary Digital Resources Available To All Through Penn Libraries’ New Online Platform

 PHILADELPHIA, PA       The Penn Libraries is delighted to announce the launch of OPenn: Primary Digital Resources Available to Everyone (http://openn.library.upenn.edu), a new website that provides digitized cultural heritage materials of great interest and research value. OPenn is a major step in the Libraries’ strategic initiative to embrace open data and democratize access to information, with all images and metadata on this site available as free cultural works, making them accessible to be freely studied, applied, copied, or modified by anyone, for any purpose.

“OPenn is part of the Penn Libraries’ answer to growing demand for open data in the humanities,” said Carton Rogers, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries. “This website makes a tremendous difference in access to important historical documents…

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