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Noise Advisory: Research Commons Construction

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:34
Architectural rendering of the Research Commons on the first floor of Bostock Library. Renovations will take place May-November 2014.

Drilling, fire alarm testing, and other construction-related noises may affect library users

New Exhibit and Upcoming Lecture Highlight Civil War Medicine

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:27

Exhibit at the Medical Center Library features rare books, medical instruments, artifacts

An Important Win for Libraries and Fair Use

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 15:07
Supreme Court

Kevin Smith analyzes the recent decision in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust

Leveling Up Our Document Viewer

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:00
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A look under the hood at how we’re making it easier to view and use digitized material

New Duke MOOC: Copyright for Educators and Librarians

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:02
Copyright Definition

Copyright experts from Duke, Emory, and UNC team up in free online short course

Digitizing DukEngineer

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 11:00

All 74 years of DukEngineer magazine are now available online

Mapping in Google Spreadsheets

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:00
Mapping in Google Spreadsheets

How to use the Sheets tool in Google Drive for quick and easy data visualizations

The Saga of the Nazi Newsreel

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 19:26
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A rare copy of a Nuremberg Rally propaganda film is rediscovered at Duke

Our First Adopt-a-Book Repairs

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 14:29

A behind-the-scenes look at how the program is helping to conserve library treasures

From the Archives: A Look Back at Hurricane Hazel

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:14

More than 100 trees around campus knocked down during historic storm of 1954

A Bass Connections Project Team and the Library

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:12
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A librarian reflects on a new project team investigating disaster and crisis response

Sidney Gamble’s Hand-Colored Lantern Slides

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:08
Gamble Lantern Slides

Six hundred hand-colored images reveal China’s past in vivid color

This Is Our Most Popular Digitized Item

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:00

A little-known cookbook with a cult following gets some surprising web traffic

Charlie Soong at Trinity College

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 13:00
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A look back at the life and legacy of Trinity College’s first international student

“Why I Joined the Author’s Alliance”

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:00
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Kevin Smith on why we need a new organization for academic authors

Top 10 List: Data & GIS Edition

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 19:37
top ten

The services, software, and tools that made the spring semester a good one for data

How to Make an Interactive Map in 30 Minutes or Less

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 19:33
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Several free and easy-to-use tools help you turn a pile of data into a usable map

Mad Men Mondays, Episode 6: The Strategy

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 20:06
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Follow the Hartman Center as they post historical ads that relate to each episode

An Exhibit Librarian’s Adventure in Milan

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 18:05
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A sneak preview of the exhibit cases being designed especially for the Rubenstein Library

Now Available: Check Out eBooks and Audiobooks on Your Phone or Tablet

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 17:42
Just a sampling of the hundreds of popular titles you can now download as eBooks or audiobooks and enjoy on your own device. Click on the image to get started.

Download hundreds of popular fiction and nonfiction titles to your own device