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Finding Franklin : the untold story of a 165-year search

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-08-15 00:00

Author: Potter, Russell A., 1960- author.
Published: Montreal ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Fiscal management in the resource-rich countries : essentials for economists, public finance professionals, and policy makers

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-08-15 00:00

Author: Ossowski, Rolando, author.
Published: Washington, DC : International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Governance in the new global disorder : politics for a post-sovereign society

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-08-15 00:00

Author: Innerarity, Daniel, 1959- author.
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Inca Garcilaso & contemporary world-making

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-08-15 00:00

Published: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

An introduction to practical theology : history, theory, and the communication of the gospel in the present

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-08-15 00:00

Author: Grethlein, Christian, 1954- author.
Published: Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Jews and the American religious landscape

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-08-15 00:00

Author: Rebhun, Uzi, author.
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Live cell assays : from research to health and regulatory applications

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-08-15 00:00

Author: Furger, Christophe, author.
Published: London, UK : ISTE, Ltd. ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

The management of hate : nation, affect, and the governance of right-wing extremism in Germany

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-08-15 00:00

Author: Shoshan, Nitzan, author.
Published: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Mapping sustainability transitions : networks of innovators, techno-economic competences and political discourses

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-08-15 00:00

Author: Marletto, Gerardo, 1961- author.
Published: Switzerland : Springer, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

From Duke Magazine: Scrabblers U-N-I-T-E-D

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Librarian Hannah Rozear and her father-in-law tile their way to an enduring bond

From Duke Magazine: Scrabblers U-N-I-T-E-D

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Librarian Hannah Rozear and her father-in-law tile their way to an enduring bond

Tools for Metadata Remediation

Bitstreams - Fri, 2016-08-12 18:30

R0451Last fall, I wrote about how we were embarking on a large-scale remediation of our digital collections metadata in preparation for migrating those collections to the Duke Digital Repository.  I started remediation at the beginning of this calendar year, and it’s been at times a slow-going but ultimately pretty satisfying experience. I’m always interested in hearing about … Continue reading Tools for Metadata Remediation

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Custom Cord

Preservation Underground - Fri, 2016-08-12 17:48

I have been trying to catch up on some reading lately and just finished a wonderful collection of essays titled Roger Powell, the Compleat Binder.  If you are interested in early manuscripts, I would definitely recommend that you give it a read – but one article in particular provided an excuse for some fun experimentation with broader book binding and book conservation application.

Robert Espinosa published a paper on a rigid board, laced structure for potential use as a conservation rebinding in the early 1980s, and a heavily revised version of this article appears in Roger Powell. In this second version, Espinosa expands upon his discussion of hand spun sewing supports.

Fiber to Cable(Illustration by Jane Dalrymple-Hollo)

Sewing supports are just one of many components in a sewn binding that can influence the action of a book, as illustrated in Tom Conroy’s excellent article The Movement of the Book Spine. Choosing the right combination of sewing supports, sewing structure, and spine linings can make a big difference in the resulting binding. We keep a selection of commercially-made linen cord on hand, but sometimes, when creating a new binding or replacing a damaged sewing support, they don’t quite meet the needs of the book. I decided to give Espinosa’s method a try.

The process starts off with a length of 18/3 Coats Barbour linen thread, tied together at the ends and doubled to create a length of four threads. I have stretched that piece over two needles in the image below to hopefully illustrate the starting configuration.

Pre-Cord Thread

I dampened the thread a bit to soften some of the sizing and make it more flexible. I needed something to hold one end firmly while the other was twisted, so I just looped one end over a wall-mounted cabinet door handle. Next I tightened a small screw hook into the chuck of a cordless drill. Drill with HookNow I just needed to figure out which direction to twist. Since the thread I was using has an “S” twist, the cord (or hawser-laid rope) would need have a “Z” twist. With one loop of the threads over the cabinet handle and the other over the hook of the drill, that meant it the drill should turn counter-clockwise (or in the “reverse” setting). Even going pretty slowly, I was able to wind approximately 3 feet of cord in about 10 seconds.

Cord Comparison

The result is about half the diameter of the smallest 4-ply cord we have on hand and frays out nicely. Using this method, one could create a custom cord to any specification simply by adjusting the thickness or number of strands of the starting thread.

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CIT Open Office Hours

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Bostock 024West Campus

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. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

CIT Open Office Hours

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Thu, Aug 11, 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. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

Brothers of the quill [electronic resource] : Oliver Goldsmith in Grub street

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2016-08-11 00:00

Author: Clarke, Norma, 1948-
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Cool characters [electronic resource] : irony and American fiction

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2016-08-11 00:00

Author: Konstantinou, Lee.
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Disaster drawn [electronic resource] : visual witness, comics, and documentary form

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2016-08-11 00:00

Author: Chute, Hillary L.
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

10th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems (SIES) [electronic resource].

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2016-08-11 00:00

Published: [S.l.] : IEEE, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

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