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Arts & Culture @ Homecoming Lecture Friday, November 6, 2009; 4-5pm Location: Lea Library, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center


In the age of Google and Kindle, with millions of books just a few clicks away, why would a university maintain a rare book library? Join Dr. Daniel Traister, Curator for Research Services at Penn's Rare Book and Manuscript Library and Bibliographer for Literature in English, for a hands-on exploration of rare books and manuscripts chosen from Penn's collection, one that runs from the ninth century up through the present. Discover what these books reveal that cannot be replicated on a computer screen - and why anyone might care.

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2009 Traister Lecture (medium fidelity, 32 kbps MP3 audio)

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2009 Traister Lecture (high fidelity, 64 kbps MP3 audio)

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2009 Traister Lecture (high quality wav file, long download time)

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2009 Traister Lecture (AIFF audio file)

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2009 Traister Lecture Handout



Date Posted: 24 November 2009