WORLD BOOK AND EARTH DAY SPECIAL. OUR COMMON GROUND. Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influence in Asia.

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Wed, 2021-04-21 22:00
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Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influence in Asia. Live conversation with authors. Jie Lu, Martín Camps, and Miguel Rojas-Sotelo. Moderated by professor Zairong Xiang. JIE LU. THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC. Co-Editor: Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influence in Asia (2020) Professor Lu works on issues of representation of the city and new urban culture in contemporary Chinese fiction and film. She is a professor of Chinese Studies & Film Studies at the University of the Pacific. MARTIN CAMPS. THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC. Co-Editor: Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influence in Asia (2020) Professor of Spanish and Director of Latin American Studies. MIGUEL ROJAS SOTELO. DUKE UNIVERSITY. Featured author Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influence in Asia (2020).
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WORLD BOOK AND EARTH DAY SPECIAL. OUR COMMON GROUND. Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influence in Asia.

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Wed, 2021-04-21 22:00
Wed, Apr 21, 2021
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influence in Asia. Live conversation with authors. Jie Lu, Martín Camps, and Miguel Rojas-Sotelo. Moderated by professor Zairong Xiang. JIE LU. THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC. Co-Editor: Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influence in Asia (2020) Professor Lu works on issues of representation of the city and new urban culture in contemporary Chinese fiction and film. She is a professor of Chinese Studies & Film Studies at the University of the Pacific. MARTIN CAMPS. THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC. Co-Editor: Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influence in Asia (2020) Professor of Spanish and Director of Latin American Studies. MIGUEL ROJAS SOTELO. DUKE UNIVERSITY. Featured author Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influence in Asia (2020).
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Maps of Durham

Preservation Underground (wordpress) - Fri, 2021-04-16 15:43
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Another very exciting and very large book arrived in the lab this week: a volume of the Sanborn fire insurance maps for the city of Durham.

The Sanborn maps were used as a reference by insurance underwriters to assess risk and determine how much insurance to offer without having to physically travel to the location. Originally published in 1913, the contents of this book were continually updated until 1931 to accurately reflect changes in buildings throughout the city. Rather than reprint the maps annually with updates, corrections were just pasted in. You can see the evidence of these corrections everywhere. For example, the endsheets are covered in additional indexes:

Looking closely, you can see printed instructions to the corrector for which indexes to paste over with the update. Small cutouts of updated maps are also pasted, layer after layer, throughout the interior.
The binding is reflective of common ledger bindings from the late 19th and early 20th century, which feature a number of structural components designed to allow such a large and heavy book to function. These include both leather and heavy cloth spine linings, a shaped rigid spine piece, and cloth reinforced hinges.
Despite the added strength from those materials, they have not been able to withstand the stresses that this book places on them when opening – particularly as they have aged and weakened. Large portions of leather and the “hubs” (raised bands) are missing from the spine. The leather joints have completely split and the spine piece is just hanging on by a thread now. Fortunately the sewing and spine linings remain intact and functional.

Luckily, most of the stamped leather tabs remain.

While examining the book, I was keeping an eye out for some of Durham’s more notable landmarks.  The Erwin Cotton Mill, located at the corner of 9th and Main street, was easy to spot.

I also found the oldest operating business on 9th street, the White Star Laundry. That corner looks a little different these days. The building in yellow was demolished in the 1950s.

When I came across the Liberty Warehouse, it looked like it was in the wrong place.  But the building that I have always known as the Liberty Warehouse (now the site of an apartment building by the same name) was actually the third iteration of the warehouse, built in 1940.

I even found the infamous “Canopener” bridge on Gregson St!

The Sanborn maps contain a wealth of information about the cities they describe and are an important resource for scholarship. We will be working with the curators at the Rubenstein Library to determine the best treatment plan for stabilizing and housing this volume so that it can be safely accessed by patrons.

If you are interested in learning more about the history of your city from Sanborn maps, you might be able to find digital images of the maps through the Library of Congress.

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Beyond Supply and Demand: Duke Economics Students Present 100 Years of American Women's Suffrage

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Fri, 2021-04-16 15:30
Fri, Apr 16, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Last August we celebrated the centenary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment and the nearly eight decades of activism that led to it. In commemoration of this historic moment in American history, students from Duke's Fall 2019 course "Women in the Economy" examined original, archival material from Rubenstein Library to explore the complexities and strategies of the women't suffrage movement. This research culminated in a major exhibit that tells the story of the fight for the Nineteenth Amendment, on display now in the Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery in the Duke University Libraries. Join librarians, along with the faculty member and students who facilitated this project, as they explore the work of this course and offer an on-camera tour of the exhibit. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to receive a Zoom link, which will be sent the day before the event.
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Beyond Supply and Demand: Duke Economics Students Present 100 Years of American Women's Suffrage

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Fri, 2021-04-16 15:30
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On August 18, 2020 we celebrated the centenary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment and the nearly eight decades of activism that led to it.  In commemoration of this historic moment in American history, students from Duke's Fall 2019 "Women in the Economy" course examined original, archival material from Rubenstein Library to explore the complexities and strategies of the women's suffrage movement.  This research culminated in a major exhibit that tells the story of the fight for the Nineteenth Amendment. 

Join the librarians and faculty member who facilitated this project as they explore the work of these students and offer an on-camera tour of the exhibit, currently on display in the Chappell Family Gallery at Rubenstein Library. 

Please RSVP to receive a Zoom link to this program.  Free and open to the public. 

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CDVS Workshop: R case study: sentiment analysis

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Thu, 2021-04-15 13:30
Thu, Apr 15, 2021
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Bulding on knowledge from earlier Rfun workshops, learn basic text mining techniques with RStudio and critical packages. Attendees will analyze public domain novels by Jane Austen, wrangle text-data into submission, tokenize corpi, generate word clouds, and be introduced to introductory sentiment analysis.

CDVS Workshop: R case study: sentiment analysis

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2021-04-15 13:30
Online
Bulding on knowledge from earlier Rfun workshops, learn basic text mining techniques with RStudio and critical packages. Attendees will analyze public domain novels by Jane Austen, wrangle text-data into submission, tokenize corpi, generate word clouds, and be introduced to introductory sentiment analysis.
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R case study: sentiment analysis

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2021-04-15 13:30
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Bulding on knowledge from earlier Rfun workshops, learn basic text mining techniques with RStudio and critical packages. Attendees will analyze public domain novels by Jane Austen, wrangle text-data into submission, tokenize corpora, generate word clouds, and be introduced to introductory sentiment analysis.  

Prerequisites

  • Introductory familiarity with R and the Tidyverse (e.g. quickStart with R, part 1)
  • Install R and RStudio on your computer
  • tidyverese, tidytext, janeaustenr, wordcloud2 and packages installed in your R environment

install.packages(c("tidyverse", "tidytext", "janeaustenr", "wordcloud2"))

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus events policies. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop. 

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published, please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Data Science

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CDVS Workshop: Ethics of Data Management and Sharing

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Wed, 2021-04-14 13:00
Online
This workshop will explore the many different ethical issues that can arise with data management and sharing and strategies to address those issues to ensure that goals set by publishers and funders around reproducibility and reuse can be met. How are researchers expected to comply with data sharing policies and practices when they do not actually own the data or ensure disclosure protection for human participants? Likewise how can researchers ethically collect, handle, and share data from certain communities, such as Indeginous People? Topics covered will include proper consent procedures, de-identification, the impact of privacy laws on data sharing, and the application of diversity and equity principles to open science and data sharing.
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CDVS Workshop: Ethics of Data Management and Sharing

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Wed, 2021-04-14 13:00
Wed, Apr 14, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This workshop will explore the many different ethical issues that can arise with data management and sharing and strategies to address those issues to ensure that goals set by publishers and funders around reproducibility and reuse can be met. How are researchers expected to comply with data sharing policies and practices when they do not actually own the data or ensure disclosure protection for human participants? Likewise how can researchers ethically collect, handle, and share data from certain communities, such as Indeginous People? Topics covered will include proper consent procedures, de-identification, the impact of privacy laws on data sharing, and the application of diversity and equity principles to open science and data sharing.

Ethics of Data Management and Sharing

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Wed, 2021-04-14 13:00
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This workshop will explore the many different ethical issues that can arise with data management and sharing and strategies to address those issues to ensure that goals set by publishers and funders around reproducibility and reuse can be met. How are researchers expected to comply with data sharing policies and practices when they do not actually own the data or ensure disclosure protection for human participants? Likewise how can researchers ethically collect, handle, and share data from certain communities, such as Indeginous People? Topics covered will include proper consent procedures, de-identification, the impact of privacy laws on data sharing, and the application of diversity and equity principles to open science and data sharing.

This workshop (GS717.04) is eligible for 2 hours of Graduate School RCR Credits and the 200-level RCR for faculty and staff.

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus events policies. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published, please contact the instructor at any time prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Data Management

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$1,500 Creative Writing Award for Duke Undergrads

Blogs Featured Posts (wordpress) - Wed, 2021-04-14 06:00

Apply now for the Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award

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$1,500 Creative Writing Award for Duke Undergrads

Bogs Featured for Marine (wordpress) - Wed, 2021-04-14 06:00

Apply now for the Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award

The post $1,500 Creative Writing Award for Duke Undergrads appeared first on Duke University Libraries Blogs.

Collecting for Global Diversity, Part 3

Blogs Featured Posts (wordpress) - Tue, 2021-04-13 09:13

A series exploring the role of international collections and their collectors in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion

The post Collecting for Global Diversity, Part 3 appeared first on Duke University Libraries Blogs.

Collecting for Global Diversity, Part 3

Bogs Featured for Marine (wordpress) - Tue, 2021-04-13 09:13

A series exploring the role of international collections and their collectors in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion

The post Collecting for Global Diversity, Part 3 appeared first on Duke University Libraries Blogs.

Exhibit Talk: Beyond Supply and Demand, Apr. 16

Blogs Featured Posts (wordpress) - Mon, 2021-04-12 10:37

Join us for a talk with the student and faculty curators of our exhibit celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage

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Exhibit Talk: Beyond Supply and Demand, Apr. 16

Bogs Featured for Marine (wordpress) - Mon, 2021-04-12 10:37

Join us for a talk with the student and faculty curators of our exhibit celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage

The post Exhibit Talk: Beyond Supply and Demand, Apr. 16 appeared first on Duke University Libraries Blogs.

Faculty Bookwatch, Session 2 | On Visual Satirist Ollie Harrington

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Fri, 2021-04-09 13:00
Online
Please register here: http://duke.is/kEy6Aa Please join us for a conversation between Richard Powell and the art collector Walter O. Evans about Ollie Harrington, the brilliant visual satirist who receives extensive attention in Powell's Going There: Black Visual Satire (Yale University Press, 2020). Amplifying Powell's extensive analysis of Harrington's long career and powerful work, Evans brings not only his deep understanding of Harrington's art but also his personal experience. As Harrington's supporter and advocate, Evans spent significant time with him in the US and in Berlin, where Harrington lived and worked for decades. The Faculty Bookwatch program promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities, interpretive social sciences, and arts faculty members. Session 1 is a panel discussion of Going There: Black Visual Satire with several Duke University and external guests. It takes place on Monday, March 22, 2021, at 1 p.m. EDT. More info and registration here: http://duke.is/gFFtbU Co-sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries.
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Faculty Bookwatch, Session 2 | On Visual Satirist Ollie Harrington

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Fri, 2021-04-09 13:00
Fri, Apr 09, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Please register here: http://duke.is/kEy6Aa Please join us for a conversation between Richard Powell and the art collector Walter O. Evans about Ollie Harrington, the brilliant visual satirist who receives extensive attention in Powell's Going There: Black Visual Satire (Yale University Press, 2020). Amplifying Powell's extensive analysis of Harrington's long career and powerful work, Evans brings not only his deep understanding of Harrington's art but also his personal experience. As Harrington's supporter and advocate, Evans spent significant time with him in the US and in Berlin, where Harrington lived and worked for decades. The Faculty Bookwatch program promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities, interpretive social sciences, and arts faculty members. Session 1 is a panel discussion of Going There: Black Visual Satire with several Duke University and external guests. It takes place on Monday, March 22, 2021, at 1 p.m. EDT. More info and registration here: http://duke.is/gFFtbU Co-sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries.
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Faculty Bookwatch: On Visual Satirist Ollie Harrington, Apr. 9

Blogs Featured Posts (wordpress) - Thu, 2021-04-08 14:31

Join us for the second of two events marking the publication of Prof. Richard J. Powell’s latest book

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