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Land too good for Indians : northern Indian removal

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Wed, 2016-06-08 00:00

Author: Bowes, John P., 1973- author.
Published: Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Language : from meaning to text

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Wed, 2016-06-08 00:00

Author: Melʹčuk, Igorʹ A. (Igorʹ Aleksandrovič), 1932-
Published: Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Language and development in Africa : perceptions, ideologies and challenges

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Wed, 2016-06-08 00:00

Author: Wolff, Ekkehard, author.
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Medieval East Central Europe in a comparative perspective : from frontier zones to lands in focus

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Wed, 2016-06-08 00:00

Published: New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Nanomaterials and nanocomposites : zero- to three-dimensional materials and their composites

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Wed, 2016-06-08 00:00

Published: Weinheim, Germany : Wiley-VCH, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Nationalizing France's Army : foreign, Black, and Jewish troops in the French military, 1715-1831

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Wed, 2016-06-08 00:00

Author: Tozzi, Christopher J., 1986- author.
Published: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Specks of History: The Broadsides and Ephemera Collection

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Materials that were never meant to last can offer a surprising window on history

Specks of History: The Broadsides and Ephemera Collection

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Materials that were never meant to last can offer a surprising window on history

Improving functional outcomes in physical rehabilitation

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-06-06 00:00

Published: Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Company, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Statistics for health care management and administration : working with Excel

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-06-06 00:00

Author: Kros, John F., author.
Published: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Coupled gel spreading and diffusive transport models describing microbicidal drug delivery

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Fri, 2016-06-03 19:36
Author(s):Funke, C. | MacMillan, K. | Ham, A.S. | Szeri, A.J. | Katz, D.F.<br>Publication year: 2016<br>Journal / Book title: Chemical Engineering Science<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>

Specks of history : the Broadsides and Ephemera Collection

Bitstreams - Fri, 2016-06-03 13:00

This Mlle Victoire with the tricolor French flag behind, and the  names of battles that were deemed French victories of the World War I, La Marne, Verdun, La Somme, L'Yser.A broadside is a single-sheet notice or advertisement, often textual rather than pictorial. The historical type of broadsides called ephemera (the Latin word, inherited from Greek, referred to things, like a fever, that do not last long) are temporary documents created for a specific purpose and intended to be thrown away. The Broadsides and Ephemera … Continue reading Specks of history : the Broadsides and Ephemera Collection

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Conservation behavior : applying behavioral ecology to wildlife conservation and management

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2016-06-03 00:00

Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Jewish radical ultra-orthodoxy confronts modernity, Zionism and women's equality

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2016-06-03 00:00

Author: Inbari, Motti, author.
Published: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Water histories and spatial archaeology : ancient Yemen and the American West

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2016-06-03 00:00

Author: Harrower, Michael J.
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Ancient Antioch : from the Seleucid Era to the Islamic conquest

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2016-06-03 00:00

Author: De Giorgi, Andrea U., author.
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Moving mussels offshore? Perceptions of offshore aquaculture policy and expansion in New England

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The Road to the Conservation Lab…

Preservation Underground - Thu, 2016-06-02 17:43

… is (often) paved with good intentions.

Last year the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History acquired a small collection of fashion design drawings from the 1940s and 50s by Vivian Gauld. Gauld was West Coast-based commercial artist whose drawings were used in retail advertising campaigns for companies like Rose Marie Reid, Jantzen, and Carr’s Fashions. Some of the drawings are currently on display in the Michael and Karen Stone Family Gallery, highlighting recent acquisitions to the collection.

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Before coming to Duke, each drawing had been mounted to foam-core board with double-sided tape and then shrink-wrapped. I can see why this packaging method was done. While it does reduce the risk of mechanical damage from handling and shipping, the tape and sealed package are not the most stable environment for long-term storage. Curators and conservators always assess items with our Exhibitions Coordinator before they go on display. Because the items going on exhibit needed to come out of their shrink wrap anyway,  the team made the decision to rehouse the whole collection.

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I was able to carefully cut and remove the shrink wrap from each package. The few drawings with friable media (like pastel or charcoal) actually have it applied to the back of the thin drawing paper, so there was little risk of disruption from the static charge of the plastic film. I was able to separate each drawing from the backing board by heating a very thin metal spatula with a hot air pencil and passing it between the drawing and the tape carrier, however, residual adhesive still remained on the verso of the drawing and needed to be removed prior to rehousing (image below, left).

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The double-sided tape appears to have been applied fairly recently and had not yet penetrated the paper or crosslinked. I was able to remove it without disturbing the paper fibers by gently rolling the adhesive off with a crepe eraser (image above, right). 

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These drawings will now be stored in either clear polyester L-sleeves or paper folders, depending upon the drawing media. The collection had been placed into two metal edge boxes, but removing the foam-core backing has significantly reduced the required storage space. We can now fit them all into one box. While the shrink wrap package probably seemed like a good idea at the time, I am glad we were able to rehouse the drawings before they were visibly affected by it.

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CIT Office Hours

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Thu, Jun 2, 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.

Director of Copyright &amp; Scholarly Communications

Jobs Combined Feed From Huginn - Thu, 2016-06-02 13:16
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Director of Copyright &amp; Scholarly Communications will provide leadership and coordinate scholarly communication activities for Duke University. Working with library colleagues, s/he will offer training and consultative services for the university community about intellectual property issues and their impact on the nature and conduct of scholarly inquiry and instruction.  S/he will serve as an advisor to individuals and groups, analyzing specific situations in order to recommend creative solutions and help develop best practices.</p></div></div></div>

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