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Packaged pleasures : how technology & marketing revolutionized desire

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

Author: Cross, Gary S., author.
Published: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Special deluxe : [a memoir of life & cars]

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

Author: Young, Neil, 1945- author.
Published: New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of the Penguin Group (USA), [2014]

Currently held at: DUKE

Thomas Hardy : the world of his novels

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

Author: Bullen, J. B.
Published: London : Frances Lincoln, 2013.

Currently held at: DUKE

Link Desk Repair Work, Dec. 15 – Jan. 2

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 15:37

The Link Service Desk will undergo minor repair work over the winter break

Rubenstein Library Renovation Update: Winter Break

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 15:35
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While students are gone for the holidays, it’s a great time to get some major work done!

You’re Invited! Open House for The Edge, Jan. 14

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 15:11
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Help us celebrate the complete renovation of the first floor of Bostock Library

Vagrant Up

Bitstreams - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:58

running vagrant upWriting software for the web has come a long way in the past decade. Tools such as Ruby on Rails, Twitter Bootstrap, and jQuery provide standard methods for solving common problems and providing common features of web applications. These tools help developers use more of their time and energy to solve problems unique to the […]

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12 o'clock boys

Endeca Video DVDs 3 Months - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 05:48

Conversations with Steve Martin

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

Author: Martin, Steve, 1945- interviewee.
Published: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2014]

Currently held at: DUKE

Kantō Daishinsai no sōzōryoku : saigai to fukkō no shikaku bunkaron = Imaging disaster : Tokyo and the visual culture of Japan's Great Earthquake of 1923

Endeca Duke Authors 3 Months - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

Author: Weisenfeld, Gennifer S. (Gennifer Stacy), 1966-
Published: Tōkyō : Seidosha, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

The great New Orleans kidnapping case : race, law, and justice in the Reconstruction era

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

Author: Ross, Michael A. (Michael Anthony)
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]

Currently held at: DUKE

Job Opening: Conservator for Special Collections, Duke University Libraries

Preservation Underground - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 20:25

For the complete job announcement and how to apply, visit http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/conservator

Conservator for Special Collections

The Conservator for Special Collections plans and carries out the physical treatment of special collections material from the Duke University Libraries including those from the Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University Archives, and branch libraries. This position reports to the Head, Conservation Services Department (CSD).

Responsibilities Conservation (80%)
  • Works with the department head and appropriate conservation and library staff to develop treatment strategies for special collections materials. Coordinates treatments and priorities with the Head of CSD.
  • Verne and Tanya Roberts Conservation Lab, Duke University Libraries.Verne and Tanya Roberts Conservation Lab, Duke University Libraries.

  • Performs appropriate conservation treatments on library materials held in the Libraries’ rare and special collections in support of various workflows including those for Rubenstein Library User Services and Technical Services, the Digital Production Center, and the Exhibits Program. Scope of work includes treating primarily bound and unbound books, manuscripts and other documents on paper and vellum. Depending on the conservator’s expertise the scope may also include treating photographs, papyri, and other formats and substrates found in the collections. Documents treatments with photographs and written reports following CSD and American Institute for Conservation (AIC) guidelines and best practices.
  • Identifies items for which protective enclosures will be the most effective preservation option; constructs appropriate protective enclosures or delegates the construction of enclosures to other staff, students or volunteers.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Departmental Support and Programming Initiatives (10%)
  • Participates in planning and setting goals, managing projects and developing workflows in support of CSD priorities.
  • Assists in providing disaster recovery services for library materials.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Professional Development (10%)
  • Actively participates on appropriate Library committees, task forces or groups to meet the strategic goals of the Department and the Duke University Libraries.
  • Displays continuing growth in professional and subject knowledge and takes an active interest in the profession. Growth and interest should be demonstrated through continuing development of professional knowledge and abilities, membership and participation in professional organizations, and service to the library, University, or community in a professional capacity.
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Provides training, supervision and quality control for students, staff and volunteers in coordination with the department head and/or senior conservator.
  • May serve as interim supervisor in the absence of the department head and senior conservator.

It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.


Required: ALA-accredited MLS or Master’s degree in conservation of library and archival materials, or demonstration of a similar level of education and training required for the conservation of rare materials.

Preferred: Demonstrated record of continued education in areas relevant to this position.



  • Minimum of three years of demonstrated experience in conservation of special collections and knowledge of current conservation principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Exceptional manual skills and a full understanding of current conservation theory, principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of physical and chemical mechanisms of deterioration of library materials.
  • Knowledge of conservation ethics and practices relevant to research library materials; commitment to AIC standards of practice and Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and productively in a changing environment.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.


  • Prior experience working in an academic research library or archives.
  • Prior experience supervising conservation technicians and students.
  • Expertise in the treatment of photographic materials; works on art on paper, vellum and parchment; or similar cultural heritage materials generally found in academic libraries and university archives.
  • Experience evaluating and treating materials to prepare them for digital imaging and/or exhibitions.
  • Experience in exhibitions including preparation, installation, materials testing and environmental monitoring.
  • Teaching experience.



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Advanced nanomaterials : synthesis, properties, and applications

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

Published: Oakville, ON, Canada : Apple Academic Press, Inc., [2014]

Currently held at: DUKE

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


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