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Engaging Faculty Series: Henry Petroski, Nov. 5

Blogs Featured Posts - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:22
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Professor Petroski will discuss his latest book, The House with Sixteen Handmade Doors

Photo Conservation Workshop: Day 3

Preservation Underground - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:42
Gawain Weaver and Jennifer Olsen demonstrate heat set tissue and review Day 2's results.Participants work on photos, Gawain Weaver and Jennifer Olsen demonstrate heat set tissue, and we review Day 2′s results. So much tape to remove!

Day 3 of photo conservation for book and paper conservators was incredibly busy. We learned about platinum prints, then got to work experimenting on a variety of color print technologies. We tried tape removal techniques and played “what would happen if…?” by cutting up color prints and immersing them in various solvents. The sounds coming from the fume hood were similar to those at a fireworks show.

We ended the day learning about a brief history of cold-press and heat-set tissues, and prepped for today’s session of sticking photos to things and unsticking them from things.

See Day 1 and Day 2 posts.

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DVS Workshop: Historical GIS

Library News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:00
This class will show some ways that ArcGIS can be used for the analysis and visualization of historical spatial data. Topics discussed will be: sources for GIS layers reflecting the past; georeferencing a scanned historic map; creating new layers from scratch based on known locations of features; editing existing GIS layers to reflect former features; and vectorizing a scanned map to create editable features.

Zotero workshop

Library News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:00
Thu, Oct 16, 2014: 11:00 PM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom) Zotero is a citation management tool that allows you to capture, save, organize and format bibliographies from citations. In this workshop you will be set up with a free, web-based account and shown how to capture, organize and maintain your collection of research citations. If you have a laptop,

Zotero workshop

course-support-training-feed - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:00
Thu, Oct 16, 2014: 11:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)

Zotero is a  citation management tool that allows you to capture, save, organize and format bibliographies from citations. In this workshop you will be set up with a free, web-based account and shown how to capture, organize and maintain your collection of research citations.


If you have a laptop, please bring it with you to the workshop.

CIT Office Hours

Library News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:00
Thu, Oct 16, 2014: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be availa

Discussion with Stanley Nelson and Charlie Cobb, moderated by Wesley Hogan and Emilye Crosby

Library News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:30
During his visit to Duke, visiting filmmaker Stanley Nelson will participate in a discussion on the challenges of documenting civil rights with former SNCC field secretary Charlie Cobb, the first activist-in-residence of the SNCC Legacy Project, a partnership between Duke and the history-changing civil rights organization. The conversation will be moderated by Center for Documentary Studies director Wesley Hogan and SUNY-Geneseo Professor Emilye Crosby.

Photo Conservation Workshop: Day 2

Preservation Underground - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:18
Gawain Weaver and Jennifer Olsen teaching photo conservation techniques to book and paper conservators.

On Day 2 of the photo conservation workshop we concentrated on silver gelatin prints. We learned how to dry clean surfaces, a couple techniques for removing silver mirroring, and attempted to remove prints that were stuck to glass.

One of the best things about workshops like this is learning tips from each other, and learning that when you find things difficult it may not be your skills that are faulty. It may be that the treatment is difficult even for very skilled professionals and almost always leads to heartbreak [see also: removing prints stuck to glass].

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Tax Foundation archive publications.

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Published: Getzville, NY : W.S. Hein & Co., Inc.

Currently held at: DUKE

Champagne supernovas : Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and the '90s renegades who remade fashion

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Author: Callahan, Maureen.
Published: New York, NY : Touchstone, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., [2014]

Currently held at: DUKE

Clare's lyric : John Clare and three modern poets

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Author: Kuduk Weiner, Stephanie, 1972-
Published: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

I said yes to everything : a memoir

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Author: Grant, Lee, 1927-
Published: New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]

Currently held at: DUKE

Predator : the secret origins of the drone revolution

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Author: Whittle, Richard.
Published: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

The secret place

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Author: French, Tana, author.
Published: New York : Viking, [2014]

Currently held at: DUKE

Those who leave and those who stay

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Author: Ferrante, Elena, author.
Published: New York : Europa Editions, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Tomboy : a graphic memoir

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Author: Prince, Liz, author.
Published: [San Francisco, California] : Zest Books, [2014]

Currently held at: DUKE

Fables : the deluxe edition, book seven

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

Author: Willingham, Bill, author.
Published: New York : DC Comics, [2013]

Currently held at: DUKE

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