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Getting Things Done in ArchivesSpace, or, Fun with APIs

Wed, 2016-09-21 14:55

duke_archival_object_metadata_adderMy work involves a lot of problem-solving and problem solving often requires learning new skills. It’s one of the things I like most about my job. Over the past year, I’ve spent most of my time helping Duke’s Rubenstein Library implement ArchivesSpace, an open source web application for managing information about archival collections. As an archivist … Continue reading Getting Things Done in ArchivesSpace, or, Fun with APIs

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Meet Information Technology Services: Enterprise Services & Portfolio Management

Thu, 2016-09-15 11:00

Information Technology Services Duke University Libraries Meet our staff Enterprise Services & Portfolio Management The Enterprise Services  team handles software development for the Duke University Libraries.  We support a variety of technology initiatives including the library website, the Digital Collections, the Duke Digital Repository, and much more. ____________________________________________________ Name:  Ginny Boyer Position: Head of Enterprise Services … Continue reading Meet Information Technology Services: Enterprise Services & Portfolio Management

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Meet Information Technology Services: Core Services

Thu, 2016-09-15 11:00

bostock-030Information Technology Services Duke University Libraries Meet our staff Core Services Core Services manages much of the day-to-day operations for staff, student, and patron computing within Duke University Libraries. We’re responsible for workstation support and management, AV and public scanning, system and application administration, project management, and management of our Integrated Library System. Our staff also act as liaisons … Continue reading Meet Information Technology Services: Core Services

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Meet Information Technology Services: Data and Visualization Services

Thu, 2016-09-15 11:00

Information Technology Services Duke University Libraries Meet our staff Data and Visualization Services   Analyze, discover, manage, map, and visualize your data with Duke Libraries Data and Visualization Services.  Our team of six consultants and three interns provides a broad range of support in areas ranging from data analysis, data visualization, geographic information systems, financial … Continue reading Meet Information Technology Services: Data and Visualization Services

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Meet Information Technology Services: Digital Production Initiatives

Thu, 2016-09-15 11:00

Information Technology Services Duke University Libraries Meet our staff Digital Production Initiatives    DPI works with partners in the library to develop and maintain web services. We also provide oversight, digitization services, and development for the library’s digital collections program. ____________________________________________________ Name: Will Sexton Position: Head of Digital Production Initiatives Years at Duke: 13 What I do … Continue reading Meet Information Technology Services: Digital Production Initiatives

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Meet Information Technology Services: Tim McGeary

Thu, 2016-09-15 10:30

Name:  Tim McGeary Position: AUL for IT Services Years at Duke: 2 years   What I do at Duke: I lead the ITS organization and participate in the Executive Group for the Libraries. In any given day, I spend my time keeping up with the business of ITS to manage priorities and resources, take time … Continue reading Meet Information Technology Services: Tim McGeary

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Research at Duke and the future of the DDR

Mon, 2016-09-05 22:11

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 12.19.00 PMThe Duke Digital Repository (DDR) is a growing service, and the Libraries are growing to support it. As I post this entry, our jobs page shows three new positions comprising five separate openings that will support the DDR. One is a DevOps position which we have re-envisioned from a salary line that opened with a … Continue reading Research at Duke and the future of the DDR

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Developing the Duke Digital Repository is Messy Business

Mon, 2016-08-29 02:42

PAV0052Let me tell you something people: Coordinating development of the Duke Digital Repository (DDR) is a crazy logistical affair that involves much ado about… well, everything! My last post, What is a Repository?, discussed at a high level, what exactly a digital repository is intended to be and the purpose it plays in the Libraries’ digital … Continue reading Developing the Duke Digital Repository is Messy Business

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The Return of the Filmstrip

Fri, 2016-08-19 17:30

SomethingOfOurOwnPartOne001The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee worked on the cutting edge. In the fight for Black political and economic power, SNCC employed a wide array of technology and tactics to do the work. SNCC bought its own WATS (Wide Area Telephone Service) lines, allowing staff to make long-distance phone calls for a flat rate. It developed … Continue reading The Return of the Filmstrip

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Tools for Metadata Remediation

Fri, 2016-08-12 18:30

R0451Last fall, I wrote about how we were embarking on a large-scale remediation of our digital collections metadata in preparation for migrating those collections to the Duke Digital Repository.  I started remediation at the beginning of this calendar year, and it’s been at times a slow-going but ultimately pretty satisfying experience. I’m always interested in hearing about … Continue reading Tools for Metadata Remediation

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Nobody Wants a Slow Repository

Sun, 2016-08-07 22:06

turtleAs we’ve been adding features and refining the public interface to Duke’s Digital Repository, the application has become increasingly slow. Don’t worry, the very slowest versions were never deployed beyond our development servers. This blog post is about how I approached addressing the application’s performance problems before they made their way to our production site. … Continue reading Nobody Wants a Slow Repository

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