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SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Management Strategies and Techniques

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2016-03-29 16:00
Tue, Mar 29, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
Compared to survey research, data management strategies in qualitative research are often ad-hoc, and produced after the data collection process has been completed. Different qualitative methods produce different types of data and require different analytical approaches, yet there are several strategies worth considering for managing your data and can be planned and deployed prior to commencing data collection in order to facilitate the transition from data collection to data analysis. This workshop will cover a range of qualitative data management strategies in order to help researchers plan for data collection, or to help researchers manage data during or after the collection process. Some time will be given to the role of NVivo software in facilitating data management and preparing for data analysis. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

Data munging with R and dplyr (DataFest Workshop Series)

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2016-03-28 22:00
Mon, Mar 28, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
This session will demonstrate tools for data manipulation and cleaning of data in R. Majority of the session will use the dplyr and tidyr packages. Some background in R is recommended. If you are not familiar with R, make sure to attend the DVS session on Feb 24th or the DataFest Session on March 23.

Faculty Bookwatch: "Under the Hood"

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2016-03-28 19:00
Mon, Mar 28, 2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
What lies "under the hood" of a scholarly book? This special edition of FACULTY BOOKWATCH - a series cosponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke Library - seeks to explore the rapidly transforming knowledge ecosystem in humanities research, teaching, and publishing. The archives remain as important as they ever have been, but they may be mined in new ways, or visited in new clusters of global sites. Research may engage not only with manuscript or print textual culture, but also with social media and other ephemeral communications. And as digital humanities become integrated into humanities work, digital dimensions of monograph projects may predate the book, and develop their own mode of influence. Join us for a Bookwatch on three distinctive Duke faculty projects that exemplify the dynamic possibilities of humanities scholarship today. ===== FEATURED BOOKS & PROJECTS ** Michèle Longino, French Travel Writing in the Ottoman Empire: Marseilles to Constantinople, 1650-1700 ** Negar Mottahedeh, #iranelection: Hashtag Solidarity and the Transformation of Online Life ** Andrew Janiak, Liz Milewicz, et al, Project Vox ===== AUTHORS + RESPONDENTS Michèle Longino, Duke University + Herman Beck, Tilburg University Negar Mottahedeh, Duke University + Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York University Andrew Janiak, Duke University + Liz Milewicz, Duke University Libraries

Under the Hood Bookwatch

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2016-03-28 19:00
Mon, Mar 28, 2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Departing from the Faculty Bookwatch series's usual single book focus, this program is designed to give the audience a look at what lies "Under the Hood" of the book. This format is specifically engaged with the rapidly transforming knowledge ecosystem in humanities research, teaching, and publishing. The archives remain at least as important as they ever have been, but they may be mined in new ways, or visited in new clusters of global sites. Research may engage not only with manuscript or print textual culture, but also with social media and other ephemeral communications. And as digital humanities become integrated into humanities work, digital dimensions of monograph projects may predate the book, and develop their own sphere/mode of influence. We hope that this "Under the Hood" approach will draw student and community audience members in addition to fellow faculty members. Featuring Duke University faculty Michèle Longino, Negar Mottahedeh, and Andrew Janiak with comments by Herman Beck (Tilburg University), Nicholas D Mirzoeff (New York University), and Elizabeth Milewicz (Duke University).

Previous Repairs in Leather

Preservation Underground - Mon, 2016-03-28 18:07

One of my favorite aspects of my job is getting to closely examine books from our collection and learn more about how they have been used and maintained over time. A binding’s current condition or the way in which it has been repaired can tell you a lot about its value and use, but I am also very interested in the variety of the techniques or craftsmanship found in historical book repairs. The history of book repair is as long as the format has existed, and the level of proficiency can range from crude utilitarian (like this example) to a more subtle sophistication (such as our current standard of repair). We have shared examples of historical repairs from the collection before, but I found this next item to be very interesting in its execution and level of workmanship.

This 16th century atlas in a full calfskin binding has obviously been through a great deal and has been extensively repaired. The spine has been rebacked in dyed calfskin, the corners have all been repaired, and large areas of loss have been filled with new leather. I cannot say for certain when these repairs were done or even if they were all done at the same time, but suffice to say they are not recent. Several techniques have been used to blend the repairs with the original binding material and they are marginally successful in this regard. Click the photos below to enlarge.

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New leather has been applied to the spine in the way of a typical reback: the original covering material has been lifted and new material has been adhered underneath. Nothing unusual there. The board corners and edges, however, have been repaired with onlays, or very thin pieces of calfskin adhered on top. Lines have been tooled in blind over the reback and onlays to continue the original decoration around the boards.

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The fore-edge corner of the lower board has been repaired with a large inlay. Inlays are shaped pieces of leather of the same thickness as the original material, which fill the area of loss. My favorite part of this repair is the decoration which attempts to imitate the original floral patterns at the corners. The image below shows an intact original corner with decoration on the left and the decorated inlay on the right for comparison.

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The binder who executed this repair did not have decorative rolls or stamps to match, so they just kind of made it up. The lines in this corner decoration are quite rough and shallow, which makes me think they were just drawn into the dampened leather, rather than actually impressed. Decorative rolls have been used around the outer edge of this corner, but they are quite different from the other decoration on the book. The binding has been heavily dressed, resulting in a very shiny surface to the leather.

It is apparent that a great deal of time and effort was put into this repair and it is successful insofar as it is still structurally sound and allows the book to function. We would approach treatment for a similar item very differently today, however.

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Low-Maintenance Book Club: A Study in Scarlet, Apr. 12

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Mon, 2016-03-28 14:01
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Read the story in which Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson made their world debut

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Women of Science and Philosophy, Mar. 29

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Mon, 2016-03-28 13:54
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Help document women’s intellectual achievements and contribute to Wikipedia

How do people define moderation?

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Mon, 2016-03-28 05:56
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After the crisis : anthropological thought, neoliberalism and the aftermath

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-03-28 00:00

Published: New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

The Amish : a concise introduction

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-03-28 00:00

Author: Nolt, Steven M., 1968- author.
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Aoristes et parfaits : en français, latin, corse, estonien et polonais

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-03-28 00:00

Published: Leiden : Brill, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Aspectuality and temporality : descriptive and theoretical issues

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-03-28 00:00

Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Beast-people onscreen and in your brain : the evolution of animal-humans from prehistoric cave art to modern movies

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-03-28 00:00

Author: Pizzato, Mark, 1960- author.
Published: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Biochar in European soils and agriculture : science and practice

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-03-28 00:00

Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Cities in transition : social innovation for Europe's urban sustainability

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-03-28 00:00

Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Civil racism : the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion and the crisis of racial burnout

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-03-28 00:00

Author: Itagaki, Lynn Mie, 1974- author.
Published: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

The cognitive development of reading and reading comprehension

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-03-28 00:00

Published: New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

A companion to Colette of Corbie

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-03-28 00:00

Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Confessions of a serial biographer

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-03-28 00:00

Author: Rollyson, Carl E. (Carl Edmund), author.
Published: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Contemporary U.S.-Latin American relations : cooperation or conflict in the 21st century?

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-03-28 00:00

Published: New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

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