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Preparation for the next life

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

Author: Lish, Atticus.
Published: New York : Tyrant Books, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Working While Lab-less

Preservation Underground - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:29

While we are out of the lab we have been staying busy with projects that do not require access to water, large equipment, and other tools and supplies that we normally use. At first it felt that we had to stretch to find projects to work on. As it turns out, we have more than enough to keep us, our students and volunteer busy, including some large-scale projects.

Beth surveying Music Library materials.Beth surveying Music Library materials.

We are working on surveying the locked stacks in the Music Library. Rachel and Beth have created and tested the survey tool, and they are now in the midst of collecting item-level condition data. At the end of this project we will write the report and use the data to address some issues in this collection. We already know there is a lot of boxing needs, and there are a fair amount of brittle pamphlets that we need to discuss with the Music Librarian.

We started a re-encapsulation project in the Rubenstein Library map collection. In the past, these maps were encapsulated using the double-stick-tape method. The margins are much bigger than they need to be because they wanted to be sure the maps didn’t get accidentally taped into the polyester.  While the impulse was a good one, many of the maps have shifted in their packets and are stuck to the tape. In addition, the library needs to make room in the flat files for items that can’t fit in standard manuscript boxes. Since we are moving into the new space in the fall of 2015, now is the time to address these issues.

Lauren works on re-encapsulating maps.Lauren works on re-encapsulating maps in Rubenstein Library.

We moved the polyester ultrasonic welder to a consultation room in Rubenstein Library to be closer to the maps. We are welding inside the tape, trimming the tape off, and putting the maps into large, flat manuscript boxes. Our students and volunteers have been doing most of this work with support from Rachel and Beth. There are an estimated 1,200 maps in these cabinets. This project will continue through the spring of 2015.

Erin prepares Duke Chronicles for digitization.Erin prepares Duke Chronicles for digitization.

Erin has been working on preparing the next set of Duke Chronicles for digitization. The next set are from the 1940′s-50′s and have been bound together. The paper is fairly brittle, but remains flexible. Erin is going through each volume to stabilize any large tears. It’s also a time to find any missing volumes or pages and alert the digitization team.

Before the move, Tedd prepared several text blocks to the point of casing-in. He’s been working through these as well as making four-flap boxes for the Rubenstein Library.

It’s been a challenge to work in this space, but we are finding ways to be productive. I am finding that being more visible is a good thing for Conservation. We are seeing and talking to colleagues we normally wouldn’t see in the basement. That said, we are all looking forward to getting back to the lab. We will return next week if the construction is on schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The three-body problem

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Author: Liu, Cixin.
Published: New York : Tor Books, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Public participation and legitimacy in the WTO

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Author: Bonzon, Yves, 1980- author.
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

CHINA ONLINE : LOCATING SOCIETY IN ONLINE SPACES

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Published: LONDON ROUTLEDGE 2015

Currently held at: DUKE

LIGAND PLATFORMS IN HOMOGENOUS CATALYTIC REACTIONS WITH METALS : PRACTICE AND APPLICATIONS FOR GREEN

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Author: YAMAGUCHI, RYOHEI
Published: HOBOKEN JOHN WILEY 2015

Currently held at: DUKE

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF B CELLS

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Published: LONDON ELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS 2015

Currently held at: DUKE

RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM CHEMISTRY : THE FUNDAMENTAL THEORY OF MOLECULAR SCIENCE.

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Author: REIHER, MARKUS
Published: WEINHEIM WILEY-VCH 2015

Currently held at: DUKE

SECONDARY ION MASS SPECTROMETRY : AN INTRODUCTION TO PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES.

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Author: VAN DER HEIDE
Published: HOBOKEN JOHN WILEY 2014

Currently held at: DUKE

WHO WORKS WHERE [AND WHO CARES?] : A MANAGER'S GUIDE TO THE NEW WORLD OF WORK.

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Author: CAVANAUGH, KYRA
Published: LIFE MEETS WORK 2014

Currently held at: DUKE

In retrospect : from the pill to the pen

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Author: Djerassi, Carl, author.
Published: London : Imperial College Press, [2015]

Currently held at: DUKE

Belonging : the paradox of citizenship

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Author: Clarkson, Adrienne, 1939-
Published: Toronto : House Of Anansi Press, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

How to be a heroine ; or, what I've learned from reading too much

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Author: Ellis, Samantha.
Published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Little Egypt

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Author: Glaister, Lesley, 1956- author.
Published: London : Salt, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Locked down, locked out : why prison doesn't work and how we can do better

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Author: Schenwar, Maya, author.
Published: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2014]

Currently held at: DUKE

The Mathematician's Shiva : a novel

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Author: Rojstaczer, Stuart.
Published: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

The missing place

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Author: Littlefield, Sophie, author.
Published: New York : Gallery Books, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Pleasures and landscapes

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00

Author: Bedford, Sybille, 1911-2006, author.
Published: London : Daunt, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

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