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EdgeFest: Draw on the Walls! April 2

Blogs Featured Posts - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 18:56
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For one day only, the walls of The Edge are your canvas. Help us fill them with art!

Introduction to Linux

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:30
Thu, Mar 26, 2015: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

This two-day / six-unit course will provide students with a basic introduction to Linux systems in use in many research departments around campus. Attendees will have access to a Linux computational server to practice various tasks and perform labs in order to familiarize themselves with the environment. The class materials will cover a variety of tasks from those often considered simple, such as logging in, through more advanced tasks like building an application. The course includes lectures, informal Q & A, and hands-on activities/labs. Registration required at: http://training.oit.duke.edu/research 

  Please note: students are required to bring their own laptop computer; access to a Linux system will be provided for the course. 

   Completion of this course meets the Linux familiarity pre-requisite for the Introduction to Scientific Computing course offered by the Center for Genomics and Computational Biology. Later sessions will build from topics covered in the earlier ones — by registering for this course, you are agreeing to attend six sessions (note dates and times below – three consecutive sessions on March 24 and three consecutive sessions on March 26). 


Introduction to Linux

Edge Events - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:30
Thu, Mar 26, 2015: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

This two-day / six-unit course will provide students with a basic introduction to Linux systems in use in many research departments around campus. Attendees will have access to a Linux computational server to practice various tasks and perform labs in order to familiarize themselves with the environment. The class materials will cover a variety of tasks from those often considered simple, such as logging in, through more advanced tasks like building an application. The course includes lectures, informal Q & A, and hands-on activities/labs. Registration required at: http://training.oit.duke.edu/research 

  Please note: students are required to bring their own laptop computer; access to a Linux system will be provided for the course. 

   Completion of this course meets the Linux familiarity pre-requisite for the Introduction to Scientific Computing course offered by the Center for Genomics and Computational Biology. Later sessions will build from topics covered in the earlier ones — by registering for this course, you are agreeing to attend six sessions (note dates and times below – three consecutive sessions on March 24 and three consecutive sessions on March 26). 


Archives Office Hours at the SOURCE

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:20
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Drop by the Bryan Center and learn about preserving your student group’s papers in the Archives

Archives Office Hours at the SOURCE

Blogs Featured Posts - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:20
womanless-wedding

Drop by the Bryan Center and learn about preserving your student group’s papers in the Archives

CIT Office Hours

Library News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:00
Thu, Mar 26, 2015: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be availa

Capturing the Duke Web

Rubenstein Technical Services - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:00
Duke University homepage, 2015

I can claim without controversy that the web is among the more popular avenues for communicating, publishing, and otherwise interacting with information. Although professionals involved in the creation of websites often have titles (engineer, web designer, information architect) that borrow the language of corollaries in the physical world, information on the web and how one experiences it is inherently ephemeral. Relics of the early web still extant online often owe their continued life to chance, such as the website for the 1996 film Space Jam or the long-thought-lost-until-a-copy-was-discovered-on-a-floppy-disk first website.

In order to preserve Duke’s web presence, in 2010 the University Archives partnered with Archive-It, a service of the Internet Archive, to take snapshots of various websites. In the five years since we have captured close to 500 Duke-related websites. Comparing a site’s evolution over time can be striking. This portal allows one to compare Duke homepages at different times. For example:

Duke University homepage, 2010Duke University homepage, 2010

 

Duke University homepage, 2015Duke University homepage, 2015

 

The following screencaps are for the Duke Chapel’s website.

Duke University Chapel homepage, 2010Duke University Chapel homepage, 2010

 

Duke University Chapel homepage, 2015Duke University Chapel homepage, 2015

 

While the above examples are changes that are, at least in part, cosmetic changes to information, capturing web content allows us to preserve and provide access to the social and intellectual conversations on campus. We have had success capturing Develle Dish in both DukeGroups and their more recent Sites.Duke iteration.

Because the Duke Fact Checker was not officially associated with the university, his blog went down after his passing in early 2014. Though its no longer available at its original URL, we were able to get annual captures of his commentary between 2012 and 2014.

All of this is great but was previously difficult to access without knowing how to use the system. As of February 2015, there are two easy ways to browse and search through the Duke Web Archives. First, the University Archives created a collection guide to the Duke-related websites. The 500 or so URLs are arranged loosely by organizational type and can be browsed here.

Because of the way the web is crawled, some sites may have been crawled that don’t appear in the collection guide. To help address this problem as well as provide another avenue into the collection, there is a search function provided by Archive-It and their Wayback Machine here. Using the Wayback search, one can search for any URL. If the site appears in our collection, even if only partially, the search will return it.

We are currently at work to address Social Media, so look for future posts around that subject.

Post contributed by Matthew Farrell, Digital Records Archivist.

The post Capturing the Duke Web appeared first on The Devil's Tale.

Dangerous Jeeps and me

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Author: Embrey, Jenelle R., author.
Published: North Charleston, South Carolina : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [2015]

Currently held at: DUKE

One nation under-taught : solving America's science, technology, engineering & math crisis

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Author: Bertram, Vince M., author.
Published: New York : Beaufort Books, [2014]

Currently held at: DUKE

A vocabulary of desire [electronic resource] : the Song of Songs in the early synagogue

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Author: Lieber, Laura Suzanne.
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Is the International Community Abandoning the Fight Against Impunity?

Library News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 22:00
David Tolbert was appointed president of ICTJ in March of 2010. Previously he served as registrar (assistant secretary-general) of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and prior to that was assistant secretary-general and special expert to the United Nations secretary-general on United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials. From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Tolbert served as deputy chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). In addition Mr. Tolbert taught in

"Is the International Community Abandoning the Fight Against Impunity?"

Library News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 22:00
David Tolbert was appointed president of ICTJ in March of 2010. Previously he served as registrar (assistant secretary-general) of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and prior to that was assistant secretary-general and special expert to the United Nations secretary-general on United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials. From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Tolbert served as deputy chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). In addition Mr. Tolbert taught in

DEVONthink Workshop

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 20:00
Wed, Mar 25, 2015: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Edge: Digital Studio

DEVONthink is a powerful research, writing, teaching, and resource curation tool used widely by scholars and professionals from a range of disciplines (journalism, anthropology, history, religion, and others). In this workshop, you'll get an overview of DEVONthink's key concepts and structure, and insight from an experienced user into how it can be used to conduct and organize your research, archive found and original documents, and increase your productivity. Specifics topics we'll cover include basic navigation and useful features (such as OCR, indexing, tagging, smart groups, syncing and sharing) as well as strategies for how to use DEVONthink effectively. 

Carson Holloway (Duke University Libraries, History liaison) leads this session and demonstrates his own use of DEVONthink for research organization. He'll be joined by Hannah Jacobs (Duke University Wired! Lab, Multimedia Analyst), who will comment on her use of DEVONthink for organizing lab-based information and for her own research. 


If you'd like to use your own laptop, please download the trial version of DEVONthink Pro Office at http://www.devontechnologies.com/download/products.html.

DEVONthink Workshop

Library News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 20:00
Wed, Mar 25, 2015: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Edge: Digital Studio DEVONthink is a powerful research, writing, teaching, and resource curation tool used widely by scholars and professionals from a range of disciplines (journalism, anthropology, history, religion, and others). In this workshop, you'll get an overview of DEVONthink's key concepts and structure, and insight from an experienced user into how it can be used to conduct

Building the NULab: An open conversation on shaping digital curriculum and research for students

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:00
Wed, Mar 25, 2015: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Edge: Digital Studio

Ryan Cordell leads this open conversation about building a structured, interdisciplinary graduate curriculum around digital scholarship. Ryan's experience stems most immediately from his role as a Core Founding Faculty Member of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, http://nulab.neu.edu. Examples from Ryan's work at the NULab will serve as prompts for this discussion on how to support digital humanities in an academic setting and especially how to build digital scholarship into students' curricular training.

Ryan Cordell (Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University) collaborates with colleagues in English, History, and Computer Science on the NEH-funded Viral Texts project (http://viraltexts.org). He currently serves as vice president of the Digital Americanists scholarly society; is Co-Editor-in-Chief of centerNet’s forthcoming new journal, DHCommons (http://dhcommons.org); and writes about technology in higher education for the group blog ProfHacker at the Chronicle of Higher Education (http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/).


Building the NULab: An open conversation on shaping digital curriculum and research for students

Library News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:00
Wed, Mar 25, 2015: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Edge: Digital Studio Ryan Cordell leads this open conversation about building a structured, interdisciplinary graduate curriculum around digital scholarship. Ryan's experience stems most immediately from his role as a Core Founding Faculty Member of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, http://nulab.neu.edu. Examples from Ryan's work at the NULab

Women at Duke Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:00
Wed, Mar 25, 2015: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

 Learn how to edit Wikipedia articles, learn more about the rich history of women at Duke University, and then put that knowledge into action by creating and editing entries that document the lives and contributions of women alumnae, faculty, staff, and community members. This event is part of a worldwide movement to increase the percentage of women editors and woman-focused articles within Wikipedia. Librarians will give a short training session and will be on hand to help with editing. Bring your laptop if you have one, or use one of ours. Please create a Wikipedia editor account in advance, but no prior experience is needed. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Why_create_an_account)

Co-sponsored by the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University Archives, and the Duke Women's Center. 


Women at Duke Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Library News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:00
Please join us for an opportunity to learn how to edit Wikipedia articles, learn more about the rich history of women at Duke University, and then put that knowledge into action by creating and editing entries that document the lives and contributions of women alumnae, faculty, staff, and community members. This event is part of a worldwide movement to increase the percentage of women editors and woman-focused articles within Wikipedia. Bring your laptop if you can, and create an account in adva

CIT Office Hours

Library News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:00
Wed, Mar 25, 2015: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be avai

Women at Duke Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Edge Events - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:00
Wed, Mar 25, 2015: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

 Learn how to edit Wikipedia articles, learn more about the rich history of women at Duke University, and then put that knowledge into action by creating and editing entries that document the lives and contributions of women alumnae, faculty, staff, and community members. This event is part of a worldwide movement to increase the percentage of women editors and woman-focused articles within Wikipedia. Librarians will give a short training session and will be on hand to help with editing. Bring your laptop if you have one, or use one of ours. Please create a Wikipedia editor account in advance, but no prior experience is needed. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Why_create_an_account)

Co-sponsored by the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University Archives, and the Duke Women's Center. 


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