Allerton [electronic resource] : 2017 55th annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing : 3-6 October 2017.

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Author: Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (55th : 2017 : Monticello, Ill.)
Published: New York : IEEE, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

APMC 2017 [electronic resource] : proceedings : 2017 Asia Pacific Microwave Conference : November 13-16, 2017, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

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Author: Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (2017 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Published: New York : IEEE, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

APSIPA ASC 2017 [electronic resource] : proceedings, ninth Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference : 12-15 December 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Author: Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (9th : 2017 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Published: New York : IEEE, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

ARFTG [electronic resource] : 90th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference : November 30th-December 1st 2017, St. Julien Hotel, Boulder, Colorado.

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Author: ARFTG Conference (90th : 2017 : Boulder, Colo.)
Published: New York : IEEE, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Baby Advice (from Duke Digital Collections)

Bitstreams - Fri, 2018-04-20 20:31

descriptive imageAs a recent first-time parent, I’m constantly soliciting advice from other more experienced people I meet about how best to take care of my baby. I thought it might be fun to peruse the Duke Digital Collections to see what words of wisdom could be gleaned from years past. This 1930 ad, part of the … Continue reading Baby Advice (from Duke Digital Collections)

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Micro CT of Many (Mini) Manikins

Preservation Underground - Fri, 2018-04-20 20:18

 

ivory manikin with clothes

Conservator Erin Hammeke has been working with History of Medicine Curator, Rachel Ingold and SMIF Research and Development Engineer, Justin Gladman to facilitate the scanning of our 22 ivory manikins using a High Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Scanner (Micro CT scanner). These high resolution 3-D scans allow us to see internal components of the manikins, thoroughly document them and their component parts, and also to create 3D printed models to allow for unfettered access and handling of surrogate manikins by patrons. So far, we have imaged over half of the collection of 22 manikins to date over 7 imaging sessions.

manikin components and repairs

base of manikin with repair

Conservation’s support for this project has been a team effort. First we researched the safety of the process for ivory and component parts. Then we thought through the logistics of ensuring their physical safety and security during imaging. Over the past year, Conservation Specialist, Rachel Penniman has been carefully boxing each of the manikins in terrific custom padded artifact boxes (see Quick Pic: Boxing Near-Naked Ladies) to assist with their safe transport to the SMIF facility on campus. After transport to SMIF, Erin unpacks the manikins and removes their parts before securely wrapping them in low density material to support the manikin during the 20-30 minute scan. Thanks to Beth for sewing custom foam supports for this project!

organs separated from manikin

Smaller, removable internal organs are imaged in separate scans to enable an adjustment to the scanning resolution and isolation of the component parts in the digital scan and 3D print.

Ivory manikin on small wooden bed

This photos shows some of the ways in which Erin strapped and supported a manikin with a loose arm during scanning, as well as still images from the scan that show internal metal fasteners and repairs that are not visible upon external examination.

3D printed manikin

And here is an example of a 3D print of one of our solid manikins showing fantastic detail.

Keep an eye out for a more in depth Duke News story about the project by science writer Robin Smith, PhD.

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Research Services Coordinator

Jobs Combined Feed From Huginn - Fri, 2018-04-20 16:03
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Reporting to the Head of Research Services, the Research Services Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and management of the Rubenstein Library’s onsite public services, ensuring efficient and effective operation that fosters a strong customer service orientation and facilitates access to the collections for faculty, students and researchers.  This position coordinates the work of three staff members, overseeing the onsite stacks, reproduction services, and the inter-library request services of the Rubenstein Library.</p></div></div></div>

Systematic design and experimental demonstration of bianisotropic metasurfaces for scattering-free manipulation of acoustic wavefronts

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Wed, 2018-04-18 20:26
Author(s):Li, J. | Shen, C. | Díaz-Rubio, A. | Tretyakov, S.A. | Cummer, S.A.<br>Publication year: 2018<br>Journal / Book title: Nature Communications<br><br>Access <a href="https://www.scopus.com/results/results.url?sort=plf-f&src=s&nlo=1&nlr=20&nls=&affilName=duke&sid=50C4CC75DD91BE54EF957326B03AC936.WeLimyRvBMk2ky9SFKc8Q%3a330&sot=afnl&sdt=cl&cluster=scopubyr%2c%222016%22%2ct%2c%222015%22%2ct%2bscosubtype%2c%22ar%22%2ct%2c%22ip%22%2ct%2c%22re%22%2ct%2c%22ch%22%2ct%2bscosubjabbr%2c%22ARTS%22%2cf%2c%22ECON%22%2cf%2c%22BUSI%22%2cf&sl=207&s=%28AF-ID%28%22Duke+University%22+60008724%29+OR+AF-ID%28%22P.M.+Gross+Chemical+Laboratory%22+60019814%29+OR+AF-ID%28%22Duke+University+Marine+Laboratory%22+60020096%29+OR+AF-ID%28%22Duke+Institute+for+Genome+Sciences+%26+Policy%22+60076653%29%29&origin=rssreader">all results</a> for your search in Scopus<br>

Duke Libraries Focus Group for Graduate Students

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2018-04-18 18:00
Perkins 118
West Campus

Your opinion counts! Join us for Monuts Donuts and Joe Van Gogh coffee, and share your thoughts about ways to improve and enhance library services, collections, and spaces in this one-hour moderated focus group.

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Earning While They’re Learning: Up Late at Lilly Library

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Tue, 2018-04-17 18:35

An occasional series of stories celebrating our library student workers

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Earning While They’re Learning: Up Late at Lilly Library

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Tue, 2018-04-17 18:35

An occasional series of stories celebrating our library student workers

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Happy National Poetry Month!

Humanities - Tue, 2018-04-17 16:26

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by reading some great poetry.  Of course we have a lot of poetry books in our circulating collection, including:

Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith, the current Poet Laureate

The Magic My Body Becomes by Jess Rizkallah

Poem She Didn’t Write and Other Poems by Olena Kalytiak Davis

Bestiary by Donika Kelly

Lessons on Expulsion by Erika Sanchez

When My Brother Was An Aztec by Natalie Diaz

Whereas by Layli Long Soldier

Divinity School by Alicia Jo Rabins

The Academy of Hay by Julia Shipley

The January Children by Safia Elhillo

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Beast Meridian by Vanessa Angélica Villarreal

Breaking Poems by Suheir Hammad

Made in Detroit by Marge Piercy

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals by Patrica Lockwood

Finally please enjoy “The Universe is a House Party”!

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Learning Experience Designer

Jobs Combined Feed From Huginn - Mon, 2018-04-16 19:19
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Learning Experience Designer (LED) plays a key role in the development and delivery of high quality learning experiences for <a href="https://learninginnovation.duke.edu">Duke Learning Innovation’s</a> online initiatives. Working closely with world-class Duke faculty, subject matter authorities, and other staff, the LED would develop online learning experiences, consult on instructional design, and collaborate on innovative uses of education technology in the academic community.</p></div></div></div>

Learning Experience Designer

Jobs Combined Feed From Huginn - Mon, 2018-04-16 19:19
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Learning Experience Designer (LED) plays a key role in the development and delivery of high quality learning experiences for Duke Learning Innovation’s online initiatives. Working closely with world-class Duke faculty, subject matter authorities, and other staff, the LED would develop online learning experiences, consult on instructional design, and collaborate on innovative uses of education technology in the academic community.</p></div></div></div>

Check Out Our Latest Newsletter (and Subscribe!)

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Check Out Our Latest Newsletter (and Subscribe!)

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What to Read this Month: April 2018

Humanities - Fri, 2018-04-13 16:08

Looking for something new to read?   Check out our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections for some good reads to enjoy!

Black Panther: World of Wakanda by Roxane Gay and Ta-Nehisi Coates.  The world building of Wakanda continues in a love story where tenderness is matched only by brutality! You know them now as the Midnight Angels, but in this story they are just Ayo and Aneka, young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task force trained to protect the crown of Wakanda at all costs. Their first assignment will be to protect Queen Shuri… but what happens when your nation needs your hearts and minds, but you already gave them to each other? Meanwhile, former king T’Challa lies with bedfellows so dark, disgrace is inevitable. Plus, explore the true origins of the People’s mysterious leader, Zenzi. Black Panther thinks he knows who Zenzi is and how she got her powers – but he only knows part of the story! COLLECTING: BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA 1-6.

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble.  A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms Run a Google search for “black girls”–what will you find? “Big Booty” and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in “white girls,” the results are radically different.  Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities.  Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is created online.  If you are interested in more information,  here’s a review.  You might also be interested in the author’s presentation at the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society at Berkeley.

The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara.  A gritty and gorgeous debut that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and ’90s, inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza made famous by the seminal documentary Paris Is Burning.  Told in a voice that brims with wit, rage, tenderness, and fierce yearning, The House of Impossible Beauties is a tragic story of love, family, and the dynamism of the human spirit.  You can read reviews here and here.  You might also like to read this interview with the author.

 

Peach by Emma Glass.  Something has happened to Peach. Staggering around the town streets in the aftermath of an assault, Peach feels a trickle of blood down her legs, a lingering smell of her anonymous attacker on her skin. It hurts to walk, but she manages to make her way to her home, where she stumbles into another oddly nightmarish reality: Her parents can’t seem to comprehend that anything has happened to their daughter. The next morning, Peach tries to return to the routines of her ordinary life, going to classes, spending time with her boyfriend, Green, trying to find comfort in the thought of her upcoming departure for college. And yet, as Peach struggles through the next few days, she is stalked by the memories of her unacknowledged trauma.  In this astonishing debut, Emma Glass articulates the unspeakable with breathtaking verve. Intensely physical, with rhythmic, visceral prose, Peach marks the arrival of a visionary new voice.  You can read reviews here and here.

The Real Life of the Parthenon by Patricia Vigderman.  Ownership battles over the marbles removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin have been rumbling into invective, pleading, and counterclaims for two centuries. The emotional temperature around them is high, and steering across the vast past to safe anchor in a brilliant heritage is tricky. The stories around antiquities become distorted by the pull of ownership, and it is these stories that urge Patricia Vigderman into her own exploration of their inspiring legacy in this compelling extended essay.  You can read reviews here and here.

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VFF: Cognitive Neuroscience Studies Behind Data Visualization Best Practices

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2018-04-13 16:00
Fri, Apr 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Death to pie charts! Maximize the data ink ratio! Uninstall all serif fonts! These are common refrains in data visualization circles, but where do they come from? In this talk, I will discuss some of the studies that inspired popular data visualization best practices, and what these studies have and have not shown. I will share some modifications to best practices that I think reflect the evidence more accurately than what is often recommended, and will discuss strategies for working together to promote data-driven techniques in the data visualization community.
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