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Window Treatment: A Library Renovation Invites the Light

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 13:31

To preserve the building’s character, workers are restoring hundreds of leaded-glass windows

Dance on Film: Movies to Get Your Groove On

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 13:52

Can’t get enough of the American Dance Festival? Check out these films at Lilly Library

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