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Sakai Quick Start

CIT Events Test - Mon, 2016-08-29 19:00
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.

Sakai 11 Quick Start

CIT Events Test - Mon, 2016-08-29 19:00
2016-08-29T15:00:00-04:00
2016-08-29T16:30:00-04:00
Bostock 023 Training RoomWest 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.

Sakai Quick Start

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2016-08-29 19:00
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)
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.

Sakai 11 Quick Start

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2016-08-29 19:00
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
To be announced
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.

Origin, transport and deposition of leaf-wax biomarkers in the Amazon Basin and the adjacent Atlantic

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Sat, 2016-08-27 11:09
Author(s):Häggi, C. | Sawakuchi, A.O. | Chiessi, C.M. | Mulitza, S. | Mollenhauer, G. | Sawakuchi, H.O. | Baker, P.A. | Zabel, M. | Schefuß, E.<br>Publication year: 2016<br>Journal / Book title: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta<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>

Clinical and geographic patterns of rheumatic heart disease in outpatients attending cardiology clinic in western Kenya

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Sat, 2016-08-27 11:09
Author(s):Lumsden, R.H. | Akwanalo, C. | Chepkwony, S. | Kithei, A. | Omollo, V. | Holland, T.L. | Bloomfield, G.S. | O'Meara, W.P.<br>Publication year: 2016<br>Journal / Book title: International Journal of Cardiology<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>

Evidence of canine parvovirus transmission to a civet cat (Paradoxurus musangus) in Singapore

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Sat, 2016-08-27 11:09
Author(s):Mendenhall, I.H. | Low, D. | Neves, E.S. | Anwar, A. | Oh, S. | Su, Y.C.F. | Smith, G.J.D.<br>Publication year: 2016<br>Journal / Book title: One Health<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>

Sakai Open Lab

CIT Events Test - Fri, 2016-08-26 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.

Fall 2016 Data and Visualization Services Workshops

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Fri, 2016-08-26 13:51
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Learn research methods, data tools, and data sources to enhance your research

Fall 2016 Data and Visualization Services Workshops

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Fri, 2016-08-26 13:51
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Learn research methods, data tools, and data sources to enhance your research

Hitting the Books in North Carolina

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Fri, 2016-08-26 13:48
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What did kids going back to school in the 19th century complain about?

Hitting the Books in North Carolina

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Fri, 2016-08-26 13:48
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What did kids going back to school in the 19th century complain about?

Quick Pic: Penny Magazine

Preservation Underground - Thu, 2016-08-25 21:29

Rope Illustration, Penny Magazine (1842)

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a method for making your own custom cord.  I had included an illustration of fiber to rope by Jane Dalrymple-Hollo, which mirrored a diagram from Tom Conroy’s 1987 article. A few days later, Jeff Peachey sent me a much earlier example of that same diagram from an 1842 issue of The Penny Magazine. This was quite serendipitous, as I am currently treating four volumes of that serial from our collection and I had already posted images of one in my post on book edge treatments. The illustrations  in this magazine are just fantastic and the whole run is available through Hathi Trust. You can find the 1842 article about a rope and sail-cloth factory here.

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CIT Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Thu, 2016-08-25 17:00
2016-08-25T13:00:00-04:00
2016-08-25T15:00:00-04:00
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

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-08-25 17:00
Thu, Aug 25, 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.

Before E-Mail, there was V-Mail

Rubenstein Technical Services - Thu, 2016-08-25 13:00
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The Rubenstein Library recently acquired a collection of letters and diaries from Harry Bernard Glazer, an American soldier who served in the 824th Tank Destroyer Battalion in France, Germany, and Austria in the closing months of World War II. Glazer was an excellent writer and tended towards introspection, so his letters and diaries are full of description and analysis of the war, his efforts to enlist, his training, and his off-duty excursions with his friends and dates. The archive is especially interesting because Glazer writes openly and poignantly about his experiences as a Jewish soldier and the role of his faith in motivating his effort to enlist and fight the Nazis.

One component of the archive is a lot of V-Mail, which Harry began to use when he was stationed overseas in 1944. V-Mail, short for Victory Mail, was developed by the postal service as a way to reduce weight and speed up mail delivery between the United States and soldiers overseas. Letters were required to fit onto a single sheet of paper, like so:vmailopen

and were folded up and mailed, like so:Collage

They would be routed through the wartime censors and then forward to a V-Mail processing center, which would essentially microfilm the letter and discard the original. The microfilmed negative would be transported to the U.S., and then blown up to a miniature photocopy and forwarded on to its intended addressee. The instructions on the back of the V-Mail form clarify the process:IMG_20160802_120547

The photocopied mini-letter would arrive in a tiny envelope, like this:Collage2

And it would be up to the reader to have some good reading glasses! The letters from Harry Glazer to his mother document how quickly V-Mail shifted from being a novelty to being an annoyance for him. He would number his V-Mails lest they arrive out of order, so his family would be able to reassemble them.

vmailcroppedExcerpt of a V-Mail from Harry: “Dearest Mother, These V-Mail forms tend to cramp my style. Before this letter is done I will have signed my name a dozen times.”

The Harry Bernard Glazer Papers are now available for research.

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Lessons Tool in Sakai 11

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-08-24 18:00
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.

Lessons Tool in Sakai 11

CIT Events Test - Wed, 2016-08-24 18:00
2016-08-24T14:00:00-04:00
2016-08-24T15:00:00-04:00
Bostock 023 Training RoomWest 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.

Lessons Tool in Sakai 11

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-08-24 18:00
Wed, Aug 24, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
To be announced
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 - Wed, 2016-08-24 14:00
2016-08-24T10:00:00-04:00
2016-08-24T12:00:00-04:00
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.

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