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UNEP Film Project - film viewing and discussion

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 15:30
Thu, Apr 30, 2015: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

   Come watch and hear students talk about their short films, created as part of the Bass Connections in Energy project "Exploring the Intersection between Energy and Peacebuilding through Film." This 2-year interdisciplinary project (January 2013 – December 2014) digitized, described, and created educational materials from footage collected by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) post-conflict and disaster management branch over the last 7 years – in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, among other countries. After the film was digitized and logged, team members developed short films that could be used in classrooms at Duke as well as by UNEP to promote work in the area of human rights and the environment. Student team members will present their finished films and talk about the issues that animated them, the work that went into creating the films, and what they learned about energy, environmental peacebuilding, and teamwork through this process.
   
   Significant funding and support for this project came from UNEP, the Humanities Writ Large grant in support of the Franklin Humanities Institute BorderWork(s) Lab, the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University Libraries, and Duke University’s Bass Connections in Energy initiative. 


Text Analysis and Manipulation with Voyant

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 19:00
Wed, Apr 29, 2015: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Edge: Digital Studio

Join Dr. Stewart Varner (UNC Libraries) and artist libi rose striegl (Duke MFA in Documentary Arts) for an interactive introduction to Voyant. Created by literary scholars Stéfan Sinclair and Geoffrey Rockwell, Voyant is an easy to use, web-based tool for quantitative analyses on digitized texts. It can also be productively ‘hacked’ to perform provocative artistic – and research-grounded critically inquisitive – deformations and reformations of text. In addition to learning how to use the tool to perform basic text mining and text comparison functions, participants will hear how libi has used Voyant to directly interact with texts and as a means to extract data for the purposes of experimental/structural animation.

 

Voyant: http://docs.voyant-tools.org/ 


Text Analysis and Manipulation with Voyant

Library News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 19:00
Wed, Apr 29, 2015: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Edge: Digital Studio Normal 0 false

CIT Office Hours

Library News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 14:00
Wed, Apr 29, 2015: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) Want to change your syllabus

Exhibit: "BINNEGOED: Coloured & South African Photography"

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South Africa during Apartheid is revisited here with the work of sixteen photographers who lived and worked during this period of legalized racial segregation. BINNEGOED: Coloured & South African Photography reflects on the history of race and Apartheid resistance to consider what it meant to be Coloured. Classified under Apartheid as neither Black nor White, the place of Coloured people today remains hidden within the South African body politic. Drawn from the South African Collection held at

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Southeast Reading Series

Edge Events - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:00
Fri, Apr 24, 2015: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

The SFWA Southeast Reading Series will present a panel on science fiction and technology with authors Mark Van Name, Mur Lafferty, Richard Dansky, Jay Posey, Justin Achilli, and (via Skype) Tiffany Trent, hosted by Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in The Edge, on the first floor of Duke University's Bostock Library. The panel will be moderated by Hillsborough author and editor M. David Blake. The panel will be followed by a question and answer session, and a chance to mingle with the authors. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale, or bring your own to be signed!


Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Southeast Reading Series

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:00
Fri, Apr 24, 2015: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

The SFWA Southeast Reading Series will present a panel on science fiction and technology with authors Mark Van Name, Mur Lafferty, Richard Dansky, Jay Posey, Justin Achilli, and (via Skype) Tiffany Trent, hosted by Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in The Edge, on the first floor of Duke University's Bostock Library. The panel will be moderated by Hillsborough author and editor M. David Blake. The panel will be followed by a question and answer session, and a chance to mingle with the authors. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale, or bring your own to be signed!


Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Southeast Reading Series

Library News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:00
The SFWA Southeast Reading Series will present a panel on science fiction and technology with authors Mark Van Name, Mur Lafferty, Richard Dansky, Jay Posey, Justin Achilli, and (via Skype) Tiffany Trent, hosted by Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in The Edge, on the first floor of Duke University's Bostock Library. The panel will be moderated by Hillsborough author and editor M. David Blake. The panel will be followed by a question and answer session, and a c

Getting to the Finish Line: Wrapping Up Digital Collections Projects

Bitstreams - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:32

tothefinish1000Part of my job as Digital Collections Program Manager is to manage our various projects from idea to proposal to implementation and finally to publication. It can be a long and complicated process with many different people taking part along the way.  When we (we being the Digital Collections Implementation Team or DCIT) launch a … Continue reading Getting to the Finish Line: Wrapping Up Digital Collections Projects →

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Archives Alive

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:20
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Consider adding one of the 2015 Archives Alive courses to your schedule!

Archives Alive

Blogs Featured Posts - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:20
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Consider adding one of the 2015 Archives Alive courses to your schedule!

Active Learning Roundtable

Library News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 18:00
Fri, Apr 24, 2015: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) The CIT’s Active Learning Roundtable is an ongoing opportunity for Duke faculty to meet and share ideas. Every three weeks, faculty from around the university are invited to bring ideas and examples of what works in their classroom. We will focus on a range of topics including brief activities suc

Quick Pic: Boxing Near-Naked Ladies

Preservation Underground - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:35

Photo Feb 23, 3 27 21 PMEvery now and then something really, really great comes to the lab for a custom enclosure. We have been working on  high priority items in anticipation of the Rubenstein Library move to its renovated space this fall.

On Rachel’s bench is one of the ivory manikins from the History of Medicine Collection. This one is lounging on a beautifully carved-out wooden bed. I love that the manikin is wearing shoes. Very modest indeed.

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Mucosal health in aquaculture

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

Published: London ; San Diego, CA : Elsevier/Academic Press [2015]

Currently held at: DUKE

Banned. A history of pesticides and the science of toxicology.

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

Author: Davis, Frederick Rowe.
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Birth of a theorem : a mathematical adventure

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

Author: Villani, Cédric, 1973- author.
Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

The end of college : creating the future of learning and the university of everywhere

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

Author: Carey, Kevin, 1970- author.
Published: New York : Riverhead Hardcover, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Invisible : the dangerous allure of the unseen

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

Author: Ball, Philip, 1962- author.
Published: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2015].

Currently held at: DUKE

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