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The Commons at Penn Libraries
David B. Weigle Information Commons &
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PennImmersive

PennImmersive is a new initiative to engage the campus in a year-long, public research project to explore the potential of virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D modeling in teaching, research, and learning. Learn More

Online Tutorials

Our online guides are a great way to get started with a variety of technology tools and resources. They supplement our in-person and online workshops. Learn More

Upcoming Workshops

  • BioCyc workshop #2

    Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Manuel de la Cruz Gutierrez & Subin George
    Location: Biomed Training Lab
    Library: Biomedical Library

     

    Come to our second BioCyc workshop of the series where we will use tools that BioCyc...

  • Penn Libraries Presents: Michael Gibney

    Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Michael Gibney
    Location: Class of 1955 Conf. Room, 2nd Floor, VPDLC
    Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

     

    Join the Penn Libraries as we present the work and research of our Library Staff. Today...

  • Penn Libraries Presents: Leslie Vallhonrat and Iva Goldsmith

    Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location: Class of 1955 Conf. Room, 2nd Floor, VPDLC
    Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Join the Penn Libraries as we present the work and research of our Library Staff. Today's event features:

    Leslie...

  • Introduction to BioCyc

    Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Subin George
    Location: Biomed Training Lab
    Library: Biomedical Library

     

    Come learn to work with BioCyc: a collection of Pathway Genome Databases (PGDBs) that provides...

Technology resources and tutorials

Vitale Digital Media Lab

student working in the media lab

The Vitale Digital Media Lab in the Weigle Information Commons provides walk-in assistance with video creation, animation, graphic design, poster design and borrowing equipment such as video cameras.

Vitale Digital Media Lab

Success Stories

WIC resources have been part of many exciting projects! Explore some of our Success Stories!
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Custom Training

In addition to our monthly workshops, Penn students, staff, and faculty can request individual consultations and custom workshops on a variety of topics.
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Recent Blog Posts

  • The Digital Archive and Responsible Counter Narrative Building
    April 26, 2019 | jenngarcon
    Community archiving initiatives frequently call for recovering, often by foregrounding, the voices and persons that frequently fall outside of the collecting missions of traditional repositories. Activists and archivists join researchers and historians in wondering how the stories we tell, and the frameworks we use, to understand various...
  • Storytelling with Augmented & Virtual Reality on April 26
    April 23, 2019 | kimeke
    We hope you will be able to attend a ground-breaking event sponsored by the Department of Cinema Studies that is free and open to the public: Immersive Storytelling: Creating Narratives with Virtual and Augmented Reality. On Friday, April 26 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on the 6th floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, you’re invited to drop in...
  • Fisher Fine Arts Hosts the Black Lunch Table
    April 11, 2019 | lanekat
    originally posted by Katie Lane to the Fisher Fine Arts’ Library blog on April 9th, 2019 from Black Lunch Table training material A search for “Black Lunch Table” or “BLT” on Google returns some expected images. Search in Wikipedia and see a rich history of meet-ups organized by Jina Valentine and Heather Hart, two artists who...