Internet of Things (IoT) Class for Faculty

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-10-12 15:00
Technology Engagement Center (TEC)
West Campus

This course will introduce Duke faculty to the Internet of Things (IoT) using a kit that includes a microcontroller, various sensors, and other components. Faculty will set up their microcontroller and complete at least one basic IoT project. Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) staff will guide discussion during the course about how IoT in general and the kits in particular might be used in courses at Duke.

Join us in the TEC (Telecomm Drive, West Campus) to receive a kit you can keep, to create one or more projects using the kit, and to think about how IoT can be incorporated into teaching and learning at Duke. This course is suitable for beginners. More advanced participants can expand on the course projects, and contribute to the pedagogical discussion.

Box lunches and water/soft drinks will be provided for those who register before 10/12/2017.

This event is for Duke faculty only and registration is required - To register, faculty should email ddi-requests@duke.edu

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Internet of Things (IoT) Class for Faculty

CIT Events Test - Thu, 2017-10-12 15:00
Technology Engagement Center (TEC)
West Campus

This course will introduce Duke faculty to the Internet of Things (IoT) using a kit that includes a microcontroller, various sensors, and other components. Faculty will set up their microcontroller and complete at least one basic IoT project. Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) staff will guide discussion during the course about how IoT in general and the kits in particular might be used in courses at Duke.

Join us in the TEC to receive a kit you can keep, to create one or more projects using the kit, and to think about how IoT can be incorporated into teaching and learning at Duke. This course is suitable for beginners. More advanced participants can expand on the course projects, and contribute to the pedagogical discussion.

Box lunches and water/soft drinks will be provided for those who register before Thursday 9/8/2017.

This event is for Duke faculty only and registration is required - To register, faculty should email ddi-requests@duke.edu

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Digital Fills to the Rescue!

Preservation Underground - Thu, 2017-10-12 14:34
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By Rachel Pennimen, Senior Conservation Technician

This copy of Hilda Vaughan’s ‘A Thing of Nought’ was sent to the conservation lab to have a box made to protect the fragile dust jacket and cover. The illustration and lettering printed directly on the front board is visible through a transparent, blue tinted plastic dust jacket that is itself printed with the title and author’s name.

Unfortunately the poor quality plastic of the dust jacket has not aged well. Small pieces of the plastic dust jacket were in danger of flaking off with every movement and could hardly be handled safely. In order to keep the dust jacket on the book but still allow for handling of the item, Curator Andy Armacost had the idea of using a dust jacket protector similar to the type sometimes used on our general collections items. This traditional style of dust jacket cover has a Mylar front and a paper backing that wrap around the dust jacket to protect it from wear.

Slim-Fold Book Jacket Covers, University Products

 

This would have the benefit of completely surrounding the plastic dust jacket and preserving all of its parts while allowing it to stay in place on the book and be handled. The trouble is that the paper backing on this kind of product would obscure what was printed directly on the book’s cover. So I attempted to create my own dust jacket cover where the paper backing was printed with a copy of the original boards.

I tried black and white photocopies of the cover on white paper and colored papers. They gave a similar idea of the original cover design, but I was really hoping for something more detailed and accurate.

Photocopy on white paper, photocopy on cream paper, and original cover

I tried again using our photodocumentation setup to take a color photograph of the cover but when I printed out the image the color didn’t match the original at all.

Printed color photograph and original cover

Senior Conservator Erin Hammeke had previously used a tool developed by Victoria Binder to make a color accurate printed reproduction for use in an exhibit so I decided to look into that. Victoria’s article in Topics in Photographic Preservation entitled ‘Digital Fills for Photographs with Glossy Surfaces’ discusses using the Action feature in Photoshop to automatically make variations on settings like midtone color, exposure, and saturation in an easily printable contact sheet. I wasn’t looking to create a fill for a photograph, but color matching a printed image to an original was exactly what I needed. By using Victoria’s Actions Set I could easily print contact sheets with up to 15 variations on a single page, and pick the one that looked closest to the original without wasting reams of paper.

I adjusted my image in Photoshop according to the best results from the contact sheets. The printed photograph gave all the detail of the appearance of the original board decoration and the adjustments made the color an almost perfect match when printed.

Printed photograph before color correction, after color correction, and original cover

The original plastic dust jacket was placed over the printed reproduction of the book cover and a piece of Mylar was folded around both. When the jacket assembly is put on the book the visual effect is very similar to the original.

Interior of the jacket assembly around original cover

Because the cover isn’t attached in any way to the book, a researcher can simply unfold the jacket assembly and view the original book cover decoration beneath.

Final dust jacket assembly next to original cover

I’m so happy with how this project turned out. The original plastic dust jacket is much easier to handle safely, the original appearance of the item is retained, and all of the parts can still be kept together.

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Assessing Digital Scholarship [Digital Publishing Workshop]

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-10-12 14:30
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Google Analytics is well-known as a tool for tracking use of web resources and measuring audience engagement in mainly business-oriented ways ("conversions," views by demographic or market, etc.).  It's also a useful tool for understanding how people are using your digital scholarship project.  We'll look at real-life examples of Google Analytics data and examine how to use it when talking about your project (in grant applications, for example).  

 

In this workshop, we will learn about the history and present state of impact metrics (from journal impact factors to near real-time, digital measurements of scholarly engagement).  We'll examine the ways that tools like Almetric and Impact Story track the sharing and citation of scholarship, what data they can and can't capture, and how to interpret the results they supply.

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Assessing Digital Scholarship [Digital Publishing Workshop]

Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Google Analytics is well-known as a tool for tracking use of web resources and measuring audience engagement in mainly business-oriented ways ("conversions," views by demographic or market, etc.).  It's also a useful tool for understanding how people are using your digital scholarship project.  We'll look at real-life examples of Google Analytics data and examine how to use it when talking about your project (in grant applications, for example).  

 

In this workshop, we will learn about the history and present state of impact metrics (from journal impact factors to near real-time, digital measurements of scholarly engagement).  We'll examine the ways that tools like Almetric and Impact Story track the sharing and citation of scholarship, what data they can and can't capture, and how to interpret the results they supply.

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Get in the Mood for Halloween with the Low Maintenance Book Club

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Thu, 2017-10-12 14:16

Join us as we read fantasy and horror by local author Alyssa Wong

Get in the Mood for Halloween with the Low Maintenance Book Club

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Thu, 2017-10-12 14:16

Join us as we read fantasy and horror by local author Alyssa Wong

Digitized: Duke Property Plats, William Gedney Photos, and More

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Thu, 2017-10-12 14:00

In the past three months, we’ve launched a number of exciting digitized collections

Digitized: Duke Property Plats, William Gedney Photos, and More

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Thu, 2017-10-12 14:00

In the past three months, we’ve launched a number of exciting digitized collections

Against meritocracy : culture, power and myths of mobility

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-10-12 00:00

Author: Littler, Jo, 1972- author.
Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Aquinas among the Protestants

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-10-12 00:00

Published: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Cities and creativity from the Renaissance to the present

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-10-12 00:00

Published: New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Environmental communication and critical coastal policy : communities, culture and nature

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-10-12 00:00

Author: Foxwell-Norton, Kerrie, author.
Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Permanently online, permanently connected : living and communicating in a POPC world

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-10-12 00:00

Published: New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Police and society in Brazil

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-10-12 00:00

Published: New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Public space : between reimagination and occupation

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-10-12 00:00

Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Restoring justice and security in intercultural Europe

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-10-12 00:00

Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Sacred languages of the world : an introduction

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-10-12 00:00

Author: Bennett, Brian P, author.
Published: Chichester,West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Translation : The Basics

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-10-12 00:00

Author: House, Juliane, author.
Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

The unequal city : urban resurgence, displacement and the making of inequality in global cities

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-10-12 00:00

Author: Short, John R., author.
Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE