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Sakai 11 Quick Start

CIT Events Test - Mon, 2016-09-12 18:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This workshop is designed to give Duke faculty and staff preparing to use Sakai the knowledge necessary to create and manage a course or project site. During the session, we will provide an overview of Sakai basics, including the most commonly used tools and how to navigage the settings of a site.

Join Our Student Advisory Boards!

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Mon, 2016-09-12 13:38
Help us improve the library experience at Duke and make your voice heard by joining one of our student advisory boards.

Make your voice heard and help us improve the library experience at Duke

Join Our Student Advisory Boards!

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Mon, 2016-09-12 13:38
Help us improve the library experience at Duke and make your voice heard by joining one of our student advisory boards.

Make your voice heard and help us improve the library experience at Duke

Duke History Revisited Round-Up, Sept. 19

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Mon, 2016-09-12 13:04
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Learn more about the little-known people and events of Duke history

Duke History Revisited Round-Up, Sept. 19

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Mon, 2016-09-12 13:04
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Learn more about the little-known people and events of Duke history

Letter Spacing on Labels

Preservation Underground - Fri, 2016-09-09 19:53

One can really go down a rabbit hole when it comes to making labels for book enclosures. In addition to considering the layout and typeface, there are a number of materials and printing or gilding techniques that can be used to create one. Stamped leather labels are certainly a nicer option, but require special equipment and are very time consuming to produce.

Judiciis Astrorum Label

Paper labels are very quick to make, especially in large quantities, and everyone has the necessary equipment. With a little effort in setup, paper labels can look surprisingly good on a box.

5 Volumes of Aldine Galen

One of the major problems I have had with setting up paper labels digitally is the lack of spacing control between lines or between letters that one has with a hot stamp or handle letters. Common word processing software doesn’t make this type of layout work easy; however, I have recently discovered some simple tricks in Microsoft Word that can be employed to achieve a more pleasing arrangement of text.

When setting up a label in Word, I will often start with a simple text box. Before typing any titling text, I set the dimensions of the text box based on measurements from the spine of the enclosure. I will also set the box to have a compound line (thick and thin) to look more like traditional tooling. There is a lot of literature about choosing typefaces and laying out book titling, so I won’t get into any of that here. Let’s just focus on spacing.

With the text generally arranged  and sized to fit, I will start adjusting the spacing between lines, commonly referred to as “leading“. Word seems to default to multiple spacing between lines, so I remove all of that first. With all the text selected, right click and select Paragraph. After setting the line spacing to Single, you can then customize the point spacing after each line to achieve the leading you want.

leading

Next you may need to adjust the spacing between letters, also known as kerning. The example below uses Centaur as the typeface and, on the left, you will see some bigger variation between letter spacing. Compare the “IB” to the “RO” spacing in “LIBRORUM”.

Labels_BeforeAfter

On the right, I have adjusted the letters to have a more uniform appearance. I find this spacing more subtle on a screen, but much more obvious on a printed label for some reason. The kerning is adjusted in a similar way to the leading: with a letter highlighted, right click and select Font. Under the Advanced tab, you can choose Expanded or Condensed spacing and modify it with a number. In this example, I expanded the spacing of the I and B and reduced the spacing for the R. Font Dialogue Box

I find that a little consideration to spacing makes a huge difference in the look of my book titling and labels. Hopefully these simple modifications can come in handy for other folks, too.

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VFF: Reunited

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-09-09 16:00
Fri, Sep 09, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LSRC D106
From the exhibit description: http://ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/13698 "For the first time in more than 100 years, the eight known panels-and one re-created missing panel-of a 14th-century Italian altarpiece depicting Jesus's crucifixion and scenes in the life of St. John the Evangelist can been seen and appreciated as one magnificent work of art." The contrast between the vivid colors and the burnished gilded background of the new panel and the faded, aged colors and the matte and craqued old gilding, was the impetus to a virtual rejuvenation of the old panels and a virtual ageing of the newly painted one, adding a completely different dimension to the exhibit - to open on September 10 in the North Carolina Museum of Art.

VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-09-09 16:00
Fri, Sep 09, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LSRC D106
The Visualization Friday Forum is an informal meeting for faculty, staff and students from across the university to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Each week, a speaker is invited to prepare a 35-minute informal presentation for a 50-minute time slot. The presentation is centered on a scientific problem or visualization technique. Participants in the audience are encouraged to engage in a discussion with the speaker. The goal of the weekly meetings is to build an interdisciplinary community whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. For weekly updates about the Visualization Friday Forum, please visit our website (http://vis.duke.edu/FridayForum) or subscribe to our listserv (https://lists.duke.edu/sympa/subscribe/visualization)

Sakai Open Lab

CIT Events Test - Fri, 2016-09-09 14:00
Bostock 024
West Campus

Ready to setup your Sakai course sites for fall?  Need an expert on hand to answer questions about Sakai 11?  Come to the Sakai Open Lab.  Sakai experts from the Learning Technologies Team in CIT will be available to help you navigate the new interface and features in Sakai 11.  REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

Open Refine: Data Cleaning, Faceting, and Transformations (DVS Workshop Series)

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-09-09 13:30
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

OpenRefine is a data wrangling tool used to explore raw or messy data, clean it, transform it, and extend it.  In this workshop you will explore data without becoming a programmer, easily find patterns and facets, detect and clean inconsistencies, and exert the power of a data engineer without learning C++ or Python.  OpenRefine supports both entry-level and advanced data structure problems.  It is an intuitive and powerful tool for normalizing data.  Beginners are welcome! No previous experience working with data is required for this workshop.

 

Please note: Laptops are required for this course.

 

Questions about this event? Email askdata@duke.edu.

DVS Workshop: Open Refine: Data Cleaning, Faceting, and Transformations

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-09-09 13:30
Fri, Sep 09, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
OpenRefine is a data wrangling tool used to explore raw or messy data, clean it, transform it, and extend it. In this workshop you will explore data without becoming a programmer, easily find patterns and facets, detect and clean inconsistencies, and exert the power of a data engineer without learning C++ or Python. OpenRefine supports both entry-level and advanced data structure problems. It is an intuitive and powerful tool for normalizing data. Beginners are welcome! No previous experience working with data is required for this workshop.

Open Refine: Data Cleaning, Faceting, and Transformations (DVS Workshop Series)

Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

OpenRefine is a data wrangling tool used to explore raw or messy data, clean it, transform it, and extend it.  In this workshop you will explore data without becoming a programmer, easily find patterns and facets, detect and clean inconsistencies, and exert the power of a data engineer without learning C++ or Python.  OpenRefine supports both entry-level and advanced data structure problems.  It is an intuitive and powerful tool for normalizing data.  Beginners are welcome! No previous experience working with data is required for this workshop.

 

Please note: Laptops are required for this course.

 

Questions about this event? Email askdata@duke.edu.

Duke Libraries and SSRI Welcome Mara Sedlins

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Fri, 2016-09-09 11:00
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Say hello to our new CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow for Data Curation in the Social Sciences

Duke Libraries and SSRI Welcome Mara Sedlins

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Fri, 2016-09-09 11:00
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Say hello to our new CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow for Data Curation in the Social Sciences

The emerging adolescent World of Warcraft video gamer: A five factor exploratory profile model

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Fri, 2016-09-09 04:08
Author(s):Bean, A.M. | Ferro, L.S. | Vissoci, J.R.N. | Rivero, T. | Groth-Marnat, G.<br>Publication year: 2016<br>Journal / Book title: Entertainment Computing<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>

Lessons Tool in Sakai 11

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-09-08 17:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

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.

CIT Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Thu, 2016-09-08 17:00
Bostock 024
West 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.

Lessons Tool in Sakai 11

CIT Events Test - Thu, 2016-09-08 17:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

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.

Jean Kilbourne on Advertising’s Image of Women, Sept. 15

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Thu, 2016-09-08 16:59
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Activist and advertising critic will discuss how imagery of women has changed over time

Jean Kilbourne on Advertising’s Image of Women, Sept. 15

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Thu, 2016-09-08 16:59
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Activist and advertising critic will discuss how imagery of women has changed over time

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