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

DDR Posts - Fri, 2017-09-15 18:16
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

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

DDR Posts - Fri, 2017-09-15 18:16
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

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

Bitstreams - Fri, 2017-09-15 18:16

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

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Lilly Spotlight-Cuban-Americans, the Duke Common Experience and Beyond

Humanities - Fri, 2017-09-15 18:09
Cuban-Americans, the Duke Common Experience and Beyond

Need some new reading material or just interested in seeing what’s in Lilly Library’s collection that you might not know about? Check out Lilly’s Collection Spotlight!

Lilly Spotlight on Duke Common Experience

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and the Duke Common Experience Reading Program selection of Richard Blanco’s The Prince of Los Cocuyos, our spotlight shines on books and films relevant to his and the Cuban-American experience.  Blanco, the inaugural poet for Barack Obama in 2012, writes in his memoir of his childhood growing up in Miami as a son of Cuban immigrants. The memoir finds Blanco grappling with both his place in America and his sexuality, striving to discover his identity.

Our collections include books on Cuban Art, the Cuban-American immigrant experience in the United States, LGBTQ communities in Hispanic culture, and several books of Blanco’s poetry. Here are a few highlights from our Lilly Collection Spotlight:

Books:

Adios Utopia — Art in Cuba Since 1950
This exhibition catalog covers Cuban art from 1950 to the present viewed through the particular lenses of the Cuban Revolution, utopian ideals, and subsequent Cuban history. The collection covered in this book will be on display at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis starting in November.

Latinx Comic Book Storytelling:Latinx
An Odyssey by Interview by Frederick Luis Aldama

In this book, scholar Frederick Luis Aldama interviews 29 Latinx comic book creators, ranging from the legendary Jaime Hernandez of Love and Rockets fame to lesser known up and coming writers/illustrators.

Matters of the Sea / Cosas del mar by Richard Blanco

This bilingual chapbook contains a poem Blanco wrote and read for the reopening of the US Embassy in Havana in 2015. Blanco writes in the opening lines, “The sea doesn’t matter, what matters is this: we all belong to the sea between us, all of us.”

Films:


CubAmerican (2012)  DVD 28418
Exploring the causes leading to the exile of millions of Cubans from communist Cuba by depicting the journey of illustrious Cuban-Americans to their new life in the United States

 

Finally the sea (2007) DVD 12185
“The wreckage of an empty Cuban raft is the catalyst for Tony, a successful Cuban-American businessman, who files from Wall Street to Cuba to discover his roots. His journey develops into a striking love story where politics and romance collide

Mambo Kings (1992) DVD 27116
Musician brothers, Cesar and Nestor, leave Cuba for America (NYC) in the 1950s, with the hopes of making it to the top of the Latin music scene. Cesar is the older brother who serves as the business manager and is a consummate ladies’ man. Nestor is the brooding songwriter, who cannot forget the woman in Cuba who broke his heart. This is an unrated version of the film, with one restored scene.

Visit our Collection Spotlight shelf, in the lobby to the left of the Lilly desk. 
There are many more titles available to you, and if you want more suggestions – just ask us. Stay tuned – We will highlight our diverse and varied holdings at Lilly with a different theme each month.

Submitted by Ira King
Evening Reference Librarian & Supervisor
Lilly Library

 

 

 

Durham Reads Together: The U.S. Constitution

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One month, one book, one community

Durham Reads Together: The U.S. Constitution

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One month, one book, one community

VFF: Visualizing Human Populations and Data Sampling for Global Health Research

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Fri, Sep 15, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
I will discuss a series of animated videos I created to help teach core concepts in global health epidemiology. The focus of the talk will be on how best to represent individual people, who themselves, embody specific human characteristics, and to show how to visualize these human populations moving through time and space. I will also discuss issues with competing scales of visualizations within the same teaching module and when and how to choose between visualizing concrete versus abstract ideas.
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Centralisation, devolution and the future of local government in England

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00

Author: Leach, Steve, 1942- author.
Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Disaster risk governance in India and cross cutting issues

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00

Published: Singapore : Springer, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Financial crises and earnings management behavior [electronic resource] : arguments and evidence against causality

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00

Author: Franceschetti, Bruno Maria.
Published: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, c2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Health systems improvement across the globe : success stories from 60 countries

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00

Published: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2018]

Currently held at: DUKE

New horizons in Qur'anic linguistics : a syntactic, semantics and stylistic analysis

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00

Author: Abdul-Raof, Hussein, author.
Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Ports and Networks [electronic resource] : strategies, operations and perspectives

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00

Published: Abingdon : Taylor and Francis c2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Smart cities : applications, technologies, standards, and driving factors

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00

Published: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]

Currently held at: DUKE

Towards green cities : urban biodiversity and ecosystem services in China and Germany

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00

Published: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, c2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Vegetation history and cultural landscapes [electronic resource] : case studies from South-West Slovakia

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00

Author: Fehér, Alexander.
Published: Cham : Springer, c2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Age diversity in the workplace : an organizational perspective

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00

Published: Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

Anthropological considerations of production, exchange, vending and tourism [electronic resource]

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00

Published: Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

Apocalypse then : American and Japanese atomic cinema, 1951-1967

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00

Author: Bogue, Mike, author.
Published: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE