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Duke University Libraries’ International & Area Studies (IAS) department supports Duke’s global interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach initiatives. Using subject- and language-expertise and in-depth knowledge of interconnected world cultures, IAS subject librarians:  

The IAS Department was launched in 1991 in direct response to Duke’s deliberate internationalization of its curriculum and to new trends in globally networked publishing and book vending. In its current form, the IAS Department continues to meet the changing needs of faculty and students working within and across world regions, languages, and cultures.