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Assessments in Sakai 11

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2016-05-10 17:00
Tue, May 10, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
To be announced
Come to this workshop to learn how to use Tests & Quizzes and the Gradebook in Sakai 11.  The session will cover using the new Gradebook interface, navigating the redesigned settings area for Tests & Quizzes in addition to a new question type and delivery options for assessments.

CIT Office Hours

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-05-05 17:00
Thu, May 5, 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.

New Features in Sakai 11

Wed, May 4, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
To be announced
This demonstration workshop will cover all new features in Sakai 11 including the new responsive user interface, the redesigned Sites area, and an overview of the new features in the Gradebook, Lessons, and Tests & Quizzes tools.

CIT Office Hours

Wed, May 4, 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.

Exploring 360 Degree Video at Duke: A New Frontier for Research and Teaching

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2016-05-02 18:00
Mon, May 2, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
What if you could view a video as though you were in the middle of it instead of looking straight ahead at one view? Would that full perspective (up, down, behind you, to both sides) enable you to identify important elements or connections you might otherwise miss? Even if you are part of the activity being recorded, you can only look at one perspective at a time, and might easily miss an important cue that isn't in your current field of view. 360 video allows you to see all around you and can be replayed as many times as needed to understand and absorb what might otherwise be missed.

360 video can be viewed on a computer or mobile device or it can be viewed using a virtual reality device such as Google Cardboard or the Oculus Rift.

The Duke Digital Initiative (a collaboration between OIT and CIT) is exploring 360 video and invites you to hear what we've discovered so far and to share your ideas for how 360 video might benefit your research and/or teaching.

Registration required here: https://training.oit.duke.edu/enroll/index.php/public_training/show/1564

Exploring 360 Degree Video at Duke: A New Frontier for Research and Teaching

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Mon, 2016-05-02 18:00
Mon, May 2, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
What if you could view a video as though you were in the middle of it instead of looking straight ahead at one view? Would that full perspective (up, down, behind you, to both sides) enable you to identify important elements or connections you might otherwise miss? Even if you are part of the activity being recorded, you can only look at one perspective at a time, and might easily miss an important cue that isn't in your current field of view. 360 video allows you to see all around you and can be replayed as many times as needed to understand and absorb what might otherwise be missed.

360 video can be viewed on a computer or mobile device or it can be viewed using a virtual reality device such as Google Cardboard or the Oculus Rift.

The Duke Digital Initiative (a collaboration between OIT and CIT) is exploring 360 video and invites you to hear what we've discovered so far and to share your ideas for how 360 video might benefit your research and/or teaching.

Registration required here: https://training.oit.duke.edu/enroll/index.php/public_training/show/1564

Finals Week Study Break at Lilly Library, May 2

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Our librarians are here to help you get through the home-stretch of final exams!

Finals Week Study Break at Lilly Library, May 2

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Our librarians are here to help you get through the home-stretch of final exams!

Adding to our collection of Movable Books

Rubenstein Technical Services - Mon, 2016-05-02 12:00
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With constant access to moving images via your cell phone, laptop, or tablet, I expect it is difficult to imagine when even simple movement in a book was revolutionary. But just image the impact of being able to manipulate part of a page in a book in the 18th century!

winspear1It is difficult to know less about an author!

The Rubenstein’s History of Medicine Collection features many early movable books, which were usually intended for scholars. These were generally the “turn-up” style, often used by students of anatomy, where separate leaves, each featuring a different section of the body, were hinged together and attached to a page. One of the best examples, De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome was printed by Andreas Vesalius in 1543.

It wasn’t until the late 1700s that movable books intended for entertainment were produced, usually for children. In 1765, Robert Sayer created a movable book that involved lifting a flap. Ann Montanaro explains the construction of these books in her “A Concise History of Pop-up and Movable Books:”

[the] books were composed of single, printed sheets folded perpendicularly into four. Hinged at the top and bottom of each fold, the picture was cut through horizontally across the center to make two flaps that could be opened up or down. When raised, the pages disclosed another hidden picture underneath, each having a few lines of verse.

These books quickly became popular and had different names based on their content or composition of illustrations, including “metamorphoses,” “harlequinades,” as well as the unfortunately-named “toilet books.”

winspear2My favorite page features a lion that transforms into a griffin, that transforms into an eagle.

As part of the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, we recently received one of these metamorphoses books, handmade by Elizabeth Winspear in 1799. Unfortunately, that is the limit of all we know about her. The book features just four pages in full color with accompanying verse, each page with two flaps that reveal a new drawing underneath, in stages. The verses include instructions for how to move the flaps. One reads: The Lion Roaring from his Den / with porpose [sic] for to rainge [sic] / He’s turn’d into another shape / Turn down & see the sight so strange

winspear1The Lion Roaring from his Den / with porpose [sic] for to rainge [sic] / He’s turn’d into another shape / Turn down & see the sight so strange winspear3Each fold of the page must be carefully calculated.

I don’t want to give everything away! There is immense entertainment value to this little item. Initially we are introduced to Adam, whose Eve is not what one has come to expect. However, it is clear that Winspear also intended some instruction or moral training to occur by reading this book, for all does not end well, despite a character’s obtaining gold and silver. The piece ends as a cautionary tale.

winspear4The eagle holds its prey, an unfortunate infant, in its grasp.

Stop by and see this new gem in our collection!

Contributed by Alice Poffinberger, Original cataloger and archivist.

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Toms, coons, mulattoes, mammies, and bucks : an interpretive history of blacks in American films

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Author: Bogle, Donald, author.
Published: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Preservation Architecture: Phase 2 – Moving Forward with Duke Digital Repository

Bitstreams - Fri, 2016-04-29 19:05

582679main_Irene-GOES-LARGE-20110828    In 2013, the average price for a gallon of gas was $3.80, President Obama was inaugurated for a second term, and Duke University Libraries offered DukeSpace as an institutional repository.  Some things haven’t changed much, but the preservation architecture protecting the digital materials curated by the Libraries has changed a lot! We still … Continue reading Preservation Architecture: Phase 2 – Moving Forward with Duke Digital Repository

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Caring capitalism : the meaning and measure of social value

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2016-04-29 00:00

Author: Barman, Emily, author.
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

German cosmopolitan social thought and the idea of the West : voices from Weimar

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2016-04-29 00:00

Author: Harrington, Austin, 1970- author.
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

How mass atrocities end : studies from Guatemala, Burundi, Indonesia, the Sudans, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Iraq

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2016-04-29 00:00

Published: New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Regulating reproductive donation

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2016-04-29 00:00

Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

The social psychology of perceiving others accurately

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2016-04-29 00:00

Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

CIT Office Hours

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-04-28 17:00
Thu, Apr 28, 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, 2016-04-28 14:00
Thu, Apr 28, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 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.

The contribution of children's time-specific and longitudinal expressive language skills on developmental trajectories of executive function

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Wed, 2016-04-27 15:44
Author(s):Kuhn, L.J. | Willoughby, M.T. | Vernon-Feagans, L. | Blair, C.B. | Cox, M. | Blair, C. | Burchinal, P. | Burton, L. | Crnic, K. | Crouter, A. | Garrett-Peters, P. | Greenberg, M. | Lanza, S. | Mills-Koonce, R. | Werner, E. | Willoughby, M.<br>Publication year: 2016<br>Journal / Book title: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology<br><br>Access <a href="http://www.scopus.com/results/results.url?sort=plf-f&src=s&nlo=1&nlr=20&nls=&affilName=duke&sid=50C4CC75DD91BE54EF957326B03AC936.WeLimyRvBMk2ky9SFKc8Q%3a330&sot=afnl&sdt=cl&cluster=scopubyr%2c%222016%22%2ct%2c%222015%22%2ct%2bscosubtype%2c%22ar%22%2ct%2c%22ip%22%2ct%2c%22re%22%2ct%2c%22ch%22%2ct%2bscosubjabbr%2c%22ARTS%22%2cf%2c%22ECON%22%2cf%2c%22BUSI%22%2cf&sl=207&s=%28AF-ID%28%22Duke+University%22+60008724%29+OR+AF-ID%28%22P.M.+Gross+Chemical+Laboratory%22+60019814%29+OR+AF-ID%28%22Duke+University+Marine+Laboratory%22+60020096%29+OR+AF-ID%28%22Duke+Institute+for+Genome+Sciences+%26+Policy%22+60076653%29%29&origin=rssreader">all results</a> for your search in Scopus<br>

Residential metal contamination and potential health risks of exposure in adobe brick houses in Potosí, Bolivia

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Wed, 2016-04-27 15:44
Author(s):McEwen, A.R. | Hsu-Kim, H. | Robins, N.A. | Hagan, N.A. | Halabi, S. | Barras, O. | Richter, D.D. | Vandenberg, J.J.<br>Publication year: 2016<br>Journal / Book title: Science of the Total Environment<br><br>Access <a href="http://www.scopus.com/results/results.url?sort=plf-f&src=s&nlo=1&nlr=20&nls=&affilName=duke&sid=50C4CC75DD91BE54EF957326B03AC936.WeLimyRvBMk2ky9SFKc8Q%3a330&sot=afnl&sdt=cl&cluster=scopubyr%2c%222016%22%2ct%2c%222015%22%2ct%2bscosubtype%2c%22ar%22%2ct%2c%22ip%22%2ct%2c%22re%22%2ct%2c%22ch%22%2ct%2bscosubjabbr%2c%22ARTS%22%2cf%2c%22ECON%22%2cf%2c%22BUSI%22%2cf&sl=207&s=%28AF-ID%28%22Duke+University%22+60008724%29+OR+AF-ID%28%22P.M.+Gross+Chemical+Laboratory%22+60019814%29+OR+AF-ID%28%22Duke+University+Marine+Laboratory%22+60020096%29+OR+AF-ID%28%22Duke+Institute+for+Genome+Sciences+%26+Policy%22+60076653%29%29&origin=rssreader">all results</a> for your search in Scopus<br>

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