Decolonizing Archival Descriptions and Legacy Metadata

Blogs Featured Posts (wordpress) - Mon, 2021-03-29 06:00

How can we present, catalog, and preserve collections in a way that accurately portrays the communities depicted in them?

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Decolonizing Archival Descriptions and Legacy Metadata

Bogs Featured for Marine (wordpress) - Mon, 2021-03-29 06:00

How can we present, catalog, and preserve collections in a way that accurately portrays the communities depicted in them?

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It’s Freezer Friday

Preservation Underground (wordpress) - Fri, 2021-03-26 16:00
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We are spending today getting some frozen books out of the freezer and into the fume hood so they can over the weekend.

freezer full of books

Our freezer has been working overtime this year with all the pipe leaks and other collections emergencies we have had.

wet books drying in fume hoodTime to make space in the freezer by drying some books in the fume hood.

 

wet books says dry me Hold on…we’re coming!

What’s in your freezer? Let us know in the comments, or send us a picture on Facebook or Twitter.

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Intro to Geospatial Data

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2021-03-25 18:30
n/a

Part of the DataFest Workshop Series. This workshop provides an introduction to the foundational concepts behind geospatial data—data that includes location information. We will focus on the special characteristics of geospatial data that differ from other types of data, and explore how these differences affect visualization, processing, and analysis. Participants will also learn about data types, methods for finding data, and commonly used tools for working with geospatial data.

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.

Mapping & GIS

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CDVS Workshop: R case study: Twitter data

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Thu, 2021-03-25 13:30
Thu, Mar 25, 2021
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Bulding on knowledge from earlier Rfun workshops, learn how to gather and analyze tweets with the rvest package. Attendees will use R, RStudio, and the Tidyverse to orchestrate Twitter data gathering via the Twitter API.

CDVS Workshop: R case study: Twitter data

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2021-03-25 13:30
Online
Bulding on knowledge from earlier Rfun workshops, learn how to gather and analyze tweets with the rvest package. Attendees will use R, RStudio, and the Tidyverse to orchestrate Twitter data gathering via the Twitter API.
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R case study: Twitter data

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2021-03-25 13:30
n/a

Bulding on knowledge from earlier Rfun workshops, learn how to gather and analyze tweets with the rvest package.  Attendees will use R, RStudio, and the Tidyverse to orchestrate Twitter data gathering via the Twitter API.

Prerequisites

  • Introductory familiarity with R and the Tidyverse (e.g. quickStart with R, part 1)
  • A Twitter account
  • Install R and RStudio on your computer
  • tidyverese and rtweet packages installed in your R environment

install.packages(c("tidyverse", "rtweet"))

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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An Intern’s Investigation on Decolonizing Archival Descriptions and Legacy Metadata

Bitstreams (wordpress) - Thu, 2021-03-25 11:10

descriptive imageThis post was written by Laurier Cress. Laurier Cress is a graduate student at the University of Denver studying Library Science with an emphasis on digital collections, rare books and manuscripts, and social justice in librarianship and archives. In addition to LIS topics, she is also interested in Medieval and Early Modern European History. Laurier … Continue reading An Intern’s Investigation on Decolonizing Archival Descriptions and Legacy Metadata

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Collecting for Global Diversity, Part 2

Blogs Featured Posts (wordpress) - Thu, 2021-03-25 10:12

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

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Collecting for Global Diversity, Part 2

Bogs Featured for Marine (wordpress) - Thu, 2021-03-25 10:12

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

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Low Maintenance Book Club reads "A Year in Provence"

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Wed, 2021-03-24 12:00
Other (see event description)
West Campus

Missing spring break? Take a literary trip with this month’s reading, Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence. This classic memoir chronicles the author and his wife’s first year after moving to France’s Provence region. As always, you’re welcome to join regardless of how much (or whether) you’ve read the book! 

Copies of the book can be found at Duke University Libraries (hard copy), Durham County Library (hard copy and audiobook), Wake County Public Libraries (hard copy), Orange County Public Library (hard copy) and Chapel Hill Public Library (eBook) and as an eBook through Open Library (you’ll just need to set up a free account to borrow).  

Please RSVP to receive a Zoom link the morning of the meeting.

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CDVS Workshop: Visualization in R using ggplot2

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Tue, 2021-03-23 18:30
Tue, Mar 23, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Part of the DataFest Workshop Series. In this workshop we will focus on ggplot2, a library for R that creates clear and well-designed visualizations and that plays well with other tidyverse packages. Attendees will get up and running quickly with ggplot2, going through a variety of examples to learn how to understand, modify, and create ggplot2 visualizations. Building basic skills with visualization will improve your ability to create quick, exploratory visualizations for data analysis as well as more formal, outward-facing visualizations for presentations or publications.

CDVS Workshop: Visualization in R using ggplot2

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Tue, 2021-03-23 18:30
Online
Part of the DataFest Workshop Series. In this workshop we will focus on ggplot2, a library for R that creates clear and well-designed visualizations and that plays well with other tidyverse packages. Attendees will get up and running quickly with ggplot2, going through a variety of examples to learn how to understand, modify, and create ggplot2 visualizations. Building basic skills with visualization will improve your ability to create quick, exploratory visualizations for data analysis as well as more formal, outward-facing visualizations for presentations or publications.
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Visualization in R using ggplot2

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Tue, 2021-03-23 18:30
n/a

Part of the DataFest Workshop Series. In this workshop we will focus on ggplot2, a library for R that creates clear and well-designed visualizations and that plays well with other tidyverse packages. Attendees will get up and running quickly with ggplot2, going through a variety of examples to learn how to understand, modify, and create ggplot2 visualizations. Building basic skills with visualization will improve your ability to create quick, exploratory visualizations for data analysis as well as more formal, outward-facing visualizations for presentations or publications.

While prior experience with ggplot2 and with other tidyverse packages is not required, some basic familiarity with R is expected.  Please consider attending an Introduction to R workshop (or reviewing onling learning materials) before attending this workshop on ggplot2. In this workshop, we will use RStudio and RMarkdown files for all exercises.

Expectations:

  • You will be expected to arrive with RRStudio, and the tidyverse package already installed on the machine you're Zooming from if you want to work along with me or do the exercises during the workshop.
  • If you need help with something during the session, you'll be expected to share your screen.

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus-19 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 Visualization, Data Science

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5 Titles: Beyond Lucky Charms

Blogs Featured Posts (wordpress) - Mon, 2021-03-22 14:37

A new series highlighting library resources related to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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5 Titles: Beyond Lucky Charms

Bogs Featured for Marine (wordpress) - Mon, 2021-03-22 14:37

A new series highlighting library resources related to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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$1,500 Prize for Book Collecting

Blogs Featured Posts (wordpress) - Mon, 2021-03-22 14:32

Attention, student bibliophiles! Share your collection with us and you could win big money.

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$1,500 Prize for Book Collecting

Bogs Featured for Marine (wordpress) - Mon, 2021-03-22 14:32

Attention, student bibliophiles! Share your collection with us and you could win big money.

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Faculty Bookwatch, Session 1 | Going There: Black Visual Satire

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Mon, 2021-03-22 13:00
Online
Please register here: http://duke.is/gFFtbU Please join us for a discussion of Going There: Black Visual Satire (Yale University Press, 2020) by Richard J. Powell. In this expansive study, Powell presents the rich and varied history of African American visual satire in the 20th and 21st centuries, giving the work its due in all its intelligence, daring, and critical power and raising important questions about the social power of art. Panelists: • Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History, Duke • Huey Copeland, BFC Presidential Associate Professor, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania • Beverly McIver, Professor of the Practice in Visual Arts, Duke • Marcus Wood, Professor of English and Diaspora Studies, University of Sussex The Faculty Bookwatch program promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities, interpretive social sciences, and arts faculty members. Session 2 will focus on the brilliant visual satirist Ollie Harrington, with a conversation between Richard J. Powell and art collector Walter O. Evans. It will take place on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 1 p.m. EST. More info and registration here: http://duke.is/kEy6Aa Co-sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute and the Duke University Libraries.
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Faculty Bookwatch, Session 1 | Going There: Black Visual Satire

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Mon, 2021-03-22 13:00
Mon, Mar 22, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Please register here: http://duke.is/gFFtbU Please join us for a discussion of Going There: Black Visual Satire (Yale University Press, 2020) by Richard J. Powell. In this expansive study, Powell presents the rich and varied history of African American visual satire in the 20th and 21st centuries, giving the work its due in all its intelligence, daring, and critical power and raising important questions about the social power of art. Panelists: • Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History, Duke • Huey Copeland, BFC Presidential Associate Professor, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania • Beverly McIver, Professor of the Practice in Visual Arts, Duke • Marcus Wood, Professor of English and Diaspora Studies, University of Sussex The Faculty Bookwatch program promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities, interpretive social sciences, and arts faculty members. Session 2 will focus on the brilliant visual satirist Ollie Harrington, with a conversation between Richard J. Powell and art collector Walter O. Evans. It will take place on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 1 p.m. EST. More info and registration here: http://duke.is/kEy6Aa Co-sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute and the Duke University Libraries.
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