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Duke Computer Cluster Workshop

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-04-14 19:00
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
   An introduction to the new SLURM scheduler on the Duke Computer Cluster (formerly called the Duke Shared Cluster Resource or “DSCR”). This class will cover the basics of using SLURM and is recommended for both new and experienced Duke Compute Cluster users. 

CIT Office Hours

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-04-14 17:00
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology.  Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

Lessons Tool in Sakai 11

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-04-14 14:30
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
To be announced
The Lessons tool allows an instructor to organize their course in a modular format to guide their students through learning tasks. It creates structured pages that pull content and functionality from other tools and organizes them as a series of sequential tasks.  This session will focus on how to use the Lessons tool including new features such as the page layout option.

Digitizing for Exhibits

Bitstreams - Wed, 2016-04-13 21:30

8_5 001While most of my Bitstreams posts have focused on my work preserving and archiving audio collections, my job responsibilities also include digitizing materials for display in Duke University Libraries Exhibits.  The recent renovation and expansion of the Perkins Library entrance and the Rubenstein Library have opened up significantly more gallery space, meaning more exhibits being rotated … Continue reading Digitizing for Exhibits

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CIT Office Hours

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-04-13 14:00
Wed, Apr 13, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology.  Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

Conquer Finals with the Long Night Against Procrastination

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Wed, 2016-04-13 13:59
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Get help with research, writing, and de-stressing!

Conquer Finals with the Long Night Against Procrastination

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Wed, 2016-04-13 13:59
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Get help with research, writing, and de-stressing!

ScholComm Discussion Series

Edge Events - Tue, 2016-04-12 19:00
Tue, Apr 12, 2016: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

   The Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication invites the Duke Libraries staff to join us in a monthly discussion of current issues and topics in scholarly publishing, copyright and licensing, open access, and the visibility of Duke research and teaching on a global scale. Each session will feature a different topic and is open to all interested Library staff members. Refreshments will be provided.


ScholComm Discussion Series

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Tue, 2016-04-12 19:00
Tue, Apr 12, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
   The Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication invites the Duke Libraries staff to join us in a monthly discussion of current issues and topics in scholarly publishing, copyright and licensing, open access, and the visibility of Duke research and teaching on a global scale. Each session will feature a different topic and is open to all interested Library staff members. Refreshments will be provided.

ScholComm Discussion Series

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2016-04-12 19:00
Tue, Apr 12, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
   The Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication invites the Duke Libraries staff to join us in a monthly discussion of current issues and topics in scholarly publishing, copyright and licensing, open access, and the visibility of Duke research and teaching on a global scale. Each session will feature a different topic and is open to all interested Library staff members. Refreshments will be provided.

Cokie Roberts on ‘Capital Dames,’ Apr. 14

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Tue, 2016-04-12 13:25
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Veteran NPR and ABC journalist will discuss remarkable women in Washington, past and present

Cokie Roberts on ‘Capital Dames,’ Apr. 14

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Tue, 2016-04-12 13:25
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Veteran NPR and ABC journalist will discuss remarkable women in Washington, past and present

International and Area Studies 25th Anniversary Celebration

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Tue, 2016-04-12 13:21
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Join us as we celebrate the founding of IAS with special guests and food from around the world

International and Area Studies 25th Anniversary Celebration

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Tue, 2016-04-12 13:21
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Join us as we celebrate the founding of IAS with special guests and food from around the world

Edge Lightning Talks: Research + Creativity

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2016-04-11 20:00
Mon, Apr 11, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
You’ve seen their projects around campus–come find out what these students are working on! Join us in The Edge for a series of lightning talks given by undergraduate students using the Innovation Co-Lab or The Edge to power their work. They will discuss their research work and future plans. The participating students are working on projects with:

Edge Lightning Talks: Research + Creativity

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Mon, 2016-04-11 20:00
Mon, Apr 11, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
You’ve seen their projects around campus–come find out what these students are working on! Join us in The Edge for a series of lightning talks given by undergraduate students using the Innovation Co-Lab or The Edge to power their work. They will discuss their research work and future plans. The participating students are working on projects with:

Edge Lightning Talks: Research + Creativity

Edge Events - Mon, 2016-04-11 20:00
Mon, Apr 11, 2016: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

You’ve seen their projects around campus–come find out what these students are working on! Join us in The Edge for a series of lightning talks given by undergraduate students using the Innovation Co-Lab or The Edge to power their work. They will discuss their research work and future plans. The participating students are working on projects with:

Following the lightning talks and a panel Q&A, join presenters for a coffee and dessert reception to celebrate a successful semester. Student projects from the Innovation Studio will be on display in the Lounge during this time.

Interested in project space in The Edge next semester? We’re accepting applications for Summer  or Fall 2016 semesters. Submit an application online or email us at edge@duke.edu for more information.

Learn more about the Innovation Co-Lab and their projects and programming: https://colab.duke.edu/.

This event is co-sponsored by the Innovation Co-Lab and Duke University Libraries.

 

 


Rare sheet music finds in the Hartman Center

Rubenstein Technical Services - Mon, 2016-04-11 15:46
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The Hartman Center is currently processing the Gary B. and Sandra G. Baden Collection of Print Advertisements, a collection of about 50 linear feet of print ads that cover primarily the first three quarters of the twentieth century. It is notable and was initially attractive to the Hartman Center for its early ads for automobiles, perfume and watches, but it also includes a wide range of corporate ads as well as some travel and tourism literature.

The Badens were avid collectors, and the collection also includes some non-advertising-related materials: issues of international magazines; direct mail materials; packaging; old maps; and some sheet music. There are about eight compositions from the early 1900s-1930s, including Stephen Foster, Irving Berlin as well as some tunes from the Ragtime/Minstrel/Vaudeville era. Of these, two items especially stand out.

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The first, a Thomas Allen/William Macauley ragtime tune entitled “M-M-Mazie” from 1904, is fairly well known, but this one has a seemingly rare cover. Most digitized versions, including one held by Duke, features a red cover with a photograph of pianist Joseph A. Callahan. The version found in the Baden collection features a blue cover with a photograph of the African American Vaudeville duo Brandow and Wiley. Brandow and Wiley were quite prominent in their day, one of the few black song-and-dance acts to star in the mainly white Keith-Orpheum circuit of theaters. Russell Brandow was an acrobatic dancer and a specialist in what was known as comedic “grotesque dance.” Stella Wiley was a singer and dancer who was previously married to the notable composer, producer and musician Bob Cole, credited with creating the first all-black musical production, “A Trip to Coontown” (1898), and a creative who worked to break down the minstrel-era racial stereotypes in theater. The history of African American vaudeville, minstrel shows and other performing arts in the early 20th century is still an emerging research field, so it is exciting to find a picture of this pair of performers.

As a side note, March was Disability Awareness Month, and “M-M-Mazie” regularly appears in scholarly work on the exploitation of speech impediments and other disabilities in popular cultural productions like songs and story narratives. The chorus goes “M’m M’m M’m Mazie My d’d d’d daisy You I adore; and everyday that passes by I love you m-m more and more.”

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The second piece of sheet music poses a bit more of a mystery. It’s an 1899 piece entitled “Coontown Promenade” or alternatively, “Coontown or Loyola Minstrels Promenade,” a cake-walk and two-step composition. The composer, Johann Schmid, was quite prolific composer of popular music, with nearly 300 known compositions ranging from minstrel tunes to rags and schottisches, but very little is known of him as a person. “Coontown Promenade” does not seem to appear in any library holdings, digital sheet music collections or in the WorldCat database. It also does not appear in online databases of known compositions by Schmid, although it does appear in the register of U.S. copyright applications. The Loyola University Music Club did perform minstrels in the early 1900s but it is unclear whether this was among them.  A very exciting find in a very unexpected place.

Post contributed by Rick Collier, Technical Services Archivist, John W. Hartman Center

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It’s National Library Week, so #ThankALibrarian!

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Mon, 2016-04-11 13:51
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Celebrate National Library Week by telling us how a librarian has helped you lately

It’s National Library Week, so #ThankALibrarian!

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Mon, 2016-04-11 13:51
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Celebrate National Library Week by telling us how a librarian has helped you lately

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