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Beyond One Thousand Words

Thu, 2020-02-20 13:06
descriptive imageThere is a particular fondness that I hold for digital photograph collections. If I had to pinpoint when this began, then I would have to say it started while digitizing material on a simple Epson flatbed scanner as an undergraduate student worker in the archives. Witnessing the physical become digital is a wonder that never … Continue reading Beyond One Thousand Words

Resonance of a Moment

Tue, 2019-09-10 13:17
descriptive imageResonance: the reinforcement or prolongation of sound by reflection from a surface or by the synchronous vibration of a neighboring object (Lexico, 2019) Nearly 4 months have passed since I moved to Durham from my hometown Chicago to join Duke’s Digital Collections & Curation Services team. With feelings of reflection and nostalgia, I have been … Continue reading Resonance of a Moment

Celebrating a New Duke Digital Collections Milestone with Section A

Fri, 2019-07-12 11:09
  Last week, it was brought to our attention that Duke Digital Collections recently passed 100,000 individual items found in the Duke Digital Repository! To celebrate, I want to highlight some of the most recent materials digitized and uploaded from our Section A project. In the past, Bitstreams has blogged about what Section A is … Continue reading Celebrating a New Duke Digital Collections Milestone with Section A

Change is afoot in Software Development and Integration Services

Fri, 2017-11-17 09:55
descriptive imageWe’re experimenting with changing our approach to projects in Software Development and Integration Services (SDIS). There’s been much talk of Agile (see the Agile Manifesto) over the past few years within our department, but we’ve faced challenges implementing this as an approach to our work given our broad portfolio, relatively small team, and large number … Continue reading Change is afoot in Software Development and Integration Services

September scale-up: promoting the DDR and associated services to faculty and students

Fri, 2017-09-15 14:16
descriptive imageIt’s September, and Duke students aren’t the only folks on campus in back-to-school mode. On the contrary, we here at the Duke Digital Repository are gearing up to begin promoting our research data curation services in real earnest. Over the last eight months, our four new research data staff have been busy getting to know … Continue reading September scale-up: promoting the DDR and associated services to faculty and students

The ABCs of Digitizing Section A

Mon, 2017-05-22 11:39
descriptive imageI’m not sure anyone who currently works in the library has any idea when the phrase “Section A” was first coined as a call number for small manuscript collections. Before the library’s renovation, before we barcoded all our books and boxes — back when the Rubenstein was still RBMSCL, and our reading room carpet was … Continue reading The ABCs of Digitizing Section A

The Research Data Team: Hitting the Ground Running

Fri, 2017-05-05 18:22
descriptive imageThere has been a lot of blogging over the last year about the Duke Digital Repository’s development and implementation, about its growth as a platform and a program, and about the creation of new positions to support research data management and curation. My fellow digital content analyst also recently posted about how we four new … Continue reading The Research Data Team: Hitting the Ground Running

Rethinking Repositories at CNI Spring ’17

Fri, 2017-04-07 09:47
descriptive imageOne of the main areas of emphasis for the CNI Spring 2017 meeting was “new strategies and approaches for institutional repositories (IR).” A few of us at UNC and Duke decided to plug into the zeitgeist by proposing a panel to reflect on some of the ways that we have been rethinking – or even just … Continue reading Rethinking Repositories at CNI Spring ’17

Revisiting: What is the Repository?

Fri, 2017-01-27 15:35
descriptive imageHere at the Duke University Libraries we recently hosted a series of workshops that were part of a larger Research Symposium on campus.  It was an opportunity for various campus agencies to talk about all of the evolving and innovative ways that they are planning for and accommodating research data.  A few of my colleagues … Continue reading Revisiting: What is the Repository?

A New Home Page for the Duke Digital Repository

Wed, 2017-01-18 10:13
descriptive imageToday is an eventful day for the Duke Digital Repository (DDR). Later today, I and several of my colleagues will present on the DDR at Day 1 of the Duke Research Computing Symposium. We’ll be introducing new staff who’ll focus on managing, curating, and preserving research data, as well as the role that the DDR will … Continue reading A New Home Page for the Duke Digital Repository