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South Korea's rise [electronic resource] : economic development, power and foreign relations

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

Author: Heo, Uk, 1962- author.
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

State reports : a historical archive.

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

Published: Getzville, NY : William S. Hein & Co., Inc., [2014]-

Currently held at: DUKE

Women with epilepsy : a practical management handbook

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

After we kill you, we will welcome you back as honored guests : unembedded in Afghanistan

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

Author: Rall, Ted.
Published: New York : Hill and Wang, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

A brief history of seven killings

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

Author: James, Marlon, 1970- author.
Published: New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Gutenberg's apprentice : a novel

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

Author: Christie, Alix, author.
Published: New York : Harper, [2014]

Currently held at: DUKE

The invisible front : love and loss in an era of endless war

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

Author: Dreazen, Yochi.
Published: New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]

Currently held at: DUKE

Island of a thousand mirrors

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

Author: Munaweera, Nayomi.
Published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Nora Webster : a novel

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

Author: Tóibín, Colm, 1955-
Published: New York : Scribner, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

DVS Workshop: Stata for Research

Library News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:00
Stata for Research focuses on the core concepts of using stata. This workshop provides a hands on overview of how to load, manage, and analyze data using stata. The workshop will also include a brief introduction to stata graphics as well. No previous experience with stata is required.

Stata for Research

Library News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:00
Wed, Oct 22, 2014: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom) Stata for Research focuses on the core concepts of using stata. This workshop provides a hands on overview of how to load, manage, and analyze data using stata. The workshop will al

CIT Office Hours

Library News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:00
Wed, Oct 22, 2014: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be avai

Hydra Connect #2: Cleveland Rocks

Bitstreams - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:50

I recently traveled to Cleveland to attend the second-ever Hydra Connect meeting. For some quick background, Hydra is a repository solution that many libraries and other institutions are using to manage large and interesting collections of digital things. At DUL, our amazing Repository Services team has been [...]

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Duke Moms & Dads: Emmitt and Pat Smith, Oct. 25

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:09
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Join the Libraries for a special Duke Family Weekend program

Duke Moms & Dads: Emmitt and Pat Smith, Oct. 25

Blogs Featured Posts - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:09
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Join the Libraries for a special Duke Family Weekend program

SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to Qualtrics Survey Software

Library News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:00
This workshop offers an introduction to Qualtrics survey software, a package available (at no cost to researchers) for use across Duke's campus and medical center. This powerful, easy-to-use system is a great way to collect information online, whether as part of a research protocol or for administrative purposes such as program evaluation. This workshop will introduce participants to the Qualtrics system, demonstrate how to set up an account, create a questionnaire and access its results. It wi

DVS Workshop: Data Visualization on the Web

Library News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:00
Until recently, most data visualizations were created by installing statistics or visualization software onto our computers. In recent years, however, a number of web-based data visualization tools have been developed. These tools offer many advantages over downloaded software applications - visualizations can be created on PCs or Macs, groups can often collaborate in their creation, and the results can often be shared more easily. This workshop will give a quick overview of several web-based

Data Visualization on the Web

Library News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:00
Tue, Oct 21, 2014: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom) Until recently, most data visualizations were created by installing statistics or visualization software onto our computers. In recent years, however, a number of web-based data visualization tools have been developed. These tools offer many advantages over downloaded software applications - visualizations can be created on PCs

Photo Conservation Workshop: Wrap Up

Preservation Underground - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:38
Surface cleaning station. Don't worry, we do actually have real chairs.Emily, Whitney and Melissa  at the surface cleaning station. Don’t worry, we do have real chairs in the lab.

We are all still talking about the shear amount of information we learned last week at “Photo Conservation for Book and Paper Conservators,” taught by Gawain Weaver and Jennifer Olsen of Gawain Weaver Art Conservation.

Colleagues from across the country came to the Verne and Tanya Roberts Conservation lab for this event. We had people from California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, New York, Minnesota, and of course several from the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area (Duke, UNC Chapel Hill and the NC State Archives). Some work in university libraries and archives, others in private practice, and some in other types of organizations. It was a great mix of experiences and perspectives.

This workshop was geared toward mid-career conservators who already have a fundamental understanding of materials and solvents, experience in evaluating the condition of materials, and experience in making treatment decisions. The goal was to give paper and book conservators hands-on experience working with various historic and modern photographic processes and to get us more comfortable in doing so.

Jennifer Olsen (R) and Gawain Weaver (L).Jennifer Olsen (R) and Gawain Weaver (L).

Gawain and Jennifer are very generous teachers. They use a good mix of demonstration, hands-on practicums and lectures to get the information across. We were also able to work with samples of actual photographs, which helped move theory into practice. We learned about removing silver mirroring, removing photos stuck to glass, attaching and removing heat set tissue, and various methods of mechanical and chemical surface cleaning.  We also discussed disaster recovery, mold removal, humidifying and flattening, housing options, and general mending.

Clara and Whitney discussing dry cleaning options.Clara and Whitney discussing treatment options.

We participated because so much of our photographic collections are valued primarily for their informational content, not their artistic value (although that isn’t always the case). Therefore, they do not rise to the level that would trigger sending them out for treatment. Yet, some of our photos need more treatment than simply housing. I think we all came away with a better understanding of what we can do even though photographs are not are area of expertise.

What I value most about last week is the camaraderie of professionals learning from each other; meeting new colleagues and working with long-time friends; being treated professionally by people outside your specialty; learning skills that would otherwise be difficult to learn; and walking away knowing more about when you should and shouldn’t undertake treatment. I also enjoyed the parts that began with the caveat, “You would never do this with real objects, but watch what happens when you do!”

We have posted images from the workshop on Flickr, and you can see composites and a brief description of Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4 on Preservation Underground.

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It Came from the Archives!

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:26
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Celebrate Halloween with spooky highlights from the Medical Center Archives

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