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Earth observation for water resources management : current use and future opportunities for the water sector

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Published: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

The economic impact of International Monetary Fund programmes : institutional quality, macroeconomic stabilization and economic growth

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Wed, 2016-05-11 00:00

Author: Javed, Omer, author.
Published: Cham ; New York : Springer, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

ScholComm Discussion Series

Edge Events - Tue, 2016-05-10 19:00
Tue, May 10, 2016: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

   The Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication invites the Duke Libraries staff to join us in a monthly discussion of current issues and topics in scholarly publishing, copyright and licensing, open access, and the visibility of Duke research and teaching on a global scale. Each session will feature a different topic and is open to all interested Library staff members. Refreshments will be provided.


ScholComm Discussion Series

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Tue, 2016-05-10 19:00
Tue, May 10, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
   The Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication invites the Duke Libraries staff to join us in a monthly discussion of current issues and topics in scholarly publishing, copyright and licensing, open access, and the visibility of Duke research and teaching on a global scale. Each session will feature a different topic and is open to all interested Library staff members. Refreshments will be provided.

ScholComm Discussion Series

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2016-05-10 19:00
Tue, May 10, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
   The Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication invites the Duke Libraries staff to join us in a monthly discussion of current issues and topics in scholarly publishing, copyright and licensing, open access, and the visibility of Duke research and teaching on a global scale. Each session will feature a different topic and is open to all interested Library staff members. Refreshments will be provided.

Assessments in Sakai 11

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2016-05-10 17:00
Tue, May 10, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
To be announced
Come to this workshop to learn how to use Tests & Quizzes and the Gradebook in Sakai 11.  The session will cover using the new Gradebook interface, navigating the redesigned settings area for Tests & Quizzes in addition to a new question type and delivery options for assessments.

Book Structure Made Visible

Preservation Underground - Fri, 2016-05-06 18:57

A damaged binding can present the opportunity to examine the interior structure and composition of a book without the use of advanced imaging equipment. This copy of Durandus of Saint-Pourçain‘s four books of commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard from 1539 offers an interesting look at some common elements of early book structure. Many books from this period have been rebound or drastically altered over the years, so objects like this are quite exciting to examine in detail. 

Durandi (3/4 View)

The binding is fully covered in brown tanned leather, tooled in blind over the boards in a multi-panel design that is common for the period.

Durandi (Front Board)Front board

You may be able to make out the first few letters (“DVRAN”) of the author’s name written on the fore-edge of the textblock in ink, which probably served as the original titling. Early storage and labeling practices for books were very different from the upright, spine-facing-out shelving method we use today. Henry Petroski, Professor of Civil Engineering at Duke, has a wonderful book on design and book storage, titled The Book on the Bookshelf, which describes this in more detail. I highly recommend it.

Durandi (Fore_edge)Fore-edge

Two labels were later applied to the spine of the volume. In the image below, you can see the remains of a paper label in the top spine panel and a leather label in the second panel. Some of the damage here offers an interesting glimpse into the structural elements of the binding. The textblock was sewn on double raised supports of twisted leather, rather than vegetable cord.  The sewing pattern is pretty clearly visible here. Damage to the headcap has exposed a spine lining of parchment manuscript waste, as well as the tie-down threads of the sewn headband.

Durandi (Sewing Supports)Sewing Supports

The most interesting part of this binding (for me at least) is the boards. It is common to see 16th century bindings with thick wooden boards, but this is a nice example of early pasteboard, a technique for making stiff board by laminating pieces of paper together with adhesive (Etherington & Roberts, 1982). Pasteboards tend to be much softer and more flexible than other types of book board. The adhesive between many layers of the paper has failed and the leather has split all around the edges of both boards, so the boards now freely “open” in places and allow a look inside.

Interior of board, headInterior of board, head/fore-edge

In the image above, you can clearly see some of the print waste which was used to make up the board. You can also see the remains of two leather fore-edge ties, which laced through the boards. While the the majority of that leather tie has broken off and is now gone, the ends are visible inside the board and through the rear pastedown (blue arrows below). You can also clearly see the holes where they exited the boards in the image of the front cover near the top of this post.

Rear PastedownRear Pastedown

Both print and manuscript waste are visible in the exposed layers of the front board, but there is another very interesting element here: The arrows in the image below point to a thin strip of paper, which laces through one of the board’s constituent sheets. I cannot say for certain, but this could be part of a laced paper binding, which got chopped up and added to the pasteboard.

Interior of front board, tailInterior of front board, tail

While the condition issues of this binding present a risk of further damage and loss, they also provide the opportunity to learn more about its structure and means of production. These raise some interesting questions about the best approach for treatment and rehousing, and will inform our discussions with the curators.

The post Book Structure Made Visible appeared first on Preservation Underground.

Faculty Course Development Grants Available for 2017

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Fri, 2016-05-06 17:38
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LAMP and the Archives Alive Initiative invite grant proposals for Spring and Fall 2017

Faculty Course Development Grants Available for 2017

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Fri, 2016-05-06 17:38
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LAMP and the Archives Alive Initiative invite grant proposals for Spring and Fall 2017

Our Guiding Lights

Bitstreams - Fri, 2016-05-06 15:14

AAA2056 (1)Back in the fall, we convened a Metadata Task Group (which I chair) charged, in part, with defining, overseeing, and performing the work necessary to remediate Duke University Libraries’ digital collections metadata in preparation for migration from our old technical platform to the Duke Digital Repository. This involved an intensive analysis and review of our … Continue reading Our Guiding Lights

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How Duke Picks Summer Reading from 400 Books

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Fri, 2016-05-06 12:56
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Committee of students, employees spend hours debating nominations

How Duke Picks Summer Reading from 400 Books

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Fri, 2016-05-06 12:56
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Committee of students, employees spend hours debating nominations

CIT Office Hours

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-05-05 17:00
Thu, May 5, 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.

New Features in Sakai 11

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-05-04 18:00
Wed, May 4, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
To be announced
This demonstration workshop will cover all new features in Sakai 11 including the new responsive user interface, the redesigned Sites area, and an overview of the new features in the Gradebook, Lessons, and Tests & Quizzes tools.

CIT Office Hours

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-05-04 14:00
Wed, May 4, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

Early Movable Books in the Rubenstein Library

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Wed, 2016-05-04 13:56
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Fascinating illustrations come alive in an 18th-century book for children

Early Movable Books in the Rubenstein Library

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Wed, 2016-05-04 13:56
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Fascinating illustrations come alive in an 18th-century book for children

From ABC-11: Bull City Time Capsule on Display at Duke

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Wed, 2016-05-04 13:50
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After 90 years, a Durham time capsule finally sees the light of day

From ABC-11: Bull City Time Capsule on Display at Duke

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Wed, 2016-05-04 13:50
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After 90 years, a Durham time capsule finally sees the light of day

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