Banned Books Week, Sept. 23-29

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Mon, 2018-09-24 18:05

Celebrate the freedom to read and check out a banned or challenged book!

The post Banned Books Week, Sept. 23-29 appeared first on Duke University Libraries Blogs.

2018 Banned Books Week

Humanities - Mon, 2018-09-24 15:17

Happy Banned Books Week! Banned Books Week is a celebration of the freedom to read books that are frequently challenged and targeted for removal from libraries, and runs this year from September 23-29. This year’s theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that censorship not only infringes on our intellectual freedom–it harms our ability to create, tell, and share stories. Banned Books Week celebrates free and open access to information; though the books reported by the ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom are frequently challenged, they remain accessible to readers in libraries throughout the country.

Duke Libraries owns many of these challenged books. If you’re interested in reading a title that has been challenged historically or in recent years, here are some selected titles:

You can check out a list of the most frequently challenged books of 2017 here.

The post 2018 Banned Books Week appeared first on Duke University Libraries Blogs.

A New(-ish) Look for Public Computing

Bitstreams - Fri, 2018-09-21 16:44

Over the past year, you’ve probably noticed a change in the public computing environments in Duke University Libraries. Besides new patron-facing hardware, we’ve made even larger changes behind the scenes — the majority of our public computing “computers” have been converted to a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). The physical hardware that you sit down at … Continue reading A New(-ish) Look for Public Computing

The post A New(-ish) Look for Public Computing appeared first on Bitstreams: The Digital Collections Blog.

VFF: The Art of a Scientist: Unconventional Collaborations

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2018-09-21 16:00
LSRC D106
Last year, three graduate students in biology and biomedical sciences at Duke began pulling together the worlds of art and science through visualization. Serving as the science communications committee for a graduate student group called Duke INSPIRE, they started forming the idea to bridge these seemingly disparate fields to showcase how they build off of each other. This culminated in an art exhibit that brought the work of scientists from many fields together with visual responses by local artists; as well as some scientists showcasing their art skills. The Art of a Scientist was exhibited in the Rubenstein Art Center at Duke, covered by Smithsonian Magazine, and featured on WUNC. The show drew in a lot of attention, and included outreach events that engaged in audience with both science and art. Currently, several pieces are on display at LaunchBio, and more are planned to move to the Museum of Life and Science. Join these three for a conversation about science and art, and how stunning visuals can capture the imaginations of anyone.
event image

VFF: The Art of a Scientist: Unconventional Collaborations

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2018-09-21 16:00
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Art and science have a lot in common, but people don't always see it that way. Join us for a discussion about the graduate-student led "Art of a Scientist" exhibit which opened in May 2018. This is an exhibit that pairs artists and scientists together to create beautiful pieces all relating to actual research happening here at Duke. The three organizers of the event will be present to discuss how the idea came about, the difficulties of merging two groups of people together, and the outcome of their efforts.
' />

Visualization Friday Forum

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2018-09-21 16:00
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Visualization Friday Forum seminar series is a forum for faculty, staff and students from across the university (and beyond Duke) to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Our goal is to build an interdisciplinary community of visualization experts whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. Anyone is welcome to attend.
' />

Citation Manager Matchmaking: Finding the Best Fit

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2018-09-20 20:00
Rubenstein Library 349 (Breedlove Conference Room)
West Campus

In this workshop, we’ll compare four major citation managers—EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, and RefWorks—examining key features of each product, including data import/export options, support for collaboration, available bibliographic styles, duplicate detection, and note and annotation features. By the end of the session participants will be able to evaluate citation management tools and select those that best meet their needs. The first half of the workshop will include demonstration and an outline of criteria for choosing the best fit. The second half of the workshop will be hands-on, so that participants can install and explore the different citation managers with help from instructors.

event image

Fast Monte Carlo Markov chains for Bayesian shrinkage models with random effects

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Thu, 2018-09-20 17:35
Author(s):Abrahamsen, T. | Hobert, J.P.<br>Publication year: 2019<br>Journal / Book title: Journal of Multivariate Analysis<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>

Network neuroscience of creative cognition: mapping cognitive mechanisms and individual differences in the creative brain

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Thu, 2018-09-20 17:35
Author(s):Beaty, R.E. | Seli, P. | Schacter, D.L.<br>Publication year: 2019<br>Journal / Book title: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences<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>

DVS Workshop: Intro to QGIS

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2018-09-20 17:00
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Looking for an open source option for GIS? In this workshop we will demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS and discuss the benefits of using QGIS over other GIS software. In the process, we'll go over some general GIS concepts such as layers, types of GIS files, and projections.

SSRI~ Workshop: Planning Research and Collecting Data

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2018-09-19 19:00
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This workshop is designed for researchers who are planning to collect original data and considering how to select one or more methods for doing so. The workshop begins with a review of effective and clear research question formulation and proceeds to a discussion of the advantages and opportunities, as well as limitations of various data collection methods (and associated analytic techniques), including survey research, in-depth interviewing, ethnography, focus groups, and text analysis. In addition, the workshop will attend to logistical and theoretical considerations in implementing each of these research approaches. Registration required; please click the "more event information" button below to access the registration form.

DVS Workshop: Data Management 101 for Social Scientists

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2018-09-19 17:00
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Social scientists work with lots of data in their research, be it qualitative or quantitative, primary or secondary. This workshop will introduce data management practices for social scientists to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a social sciences lens using discipline-based, concrete examples. While good general data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the social sciences are the intended audience for this workshop.

DVS Workshop: Visualization in R using ggplot2

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2018-09-18 17:30
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Data science skills are increasingly important for research and industry projects. With complex data science projects, however, come complex needs for understanding and communicating analysis processes and results. Ultimately, an analyst's data science toolbox is incomplete without visualization skills. Incorporating effective visualizations directly into the analysis tool you are using can facilitate quick data exploration, streamline your research process, and improve the reproducibility of your research. 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. While prior experience with ggplot2 and with other tidyverse packages is not required, some basic familiarity with R is expected. Please consider attending (or viewing a recording of) our Introduction to R workshop before attending this workshop on ggplot2. In this workshop, we will use RStudio and RMarkdown files for all exercises. You may use the in-room computers, but if you prefer to bring your own laptop, but please make sure you come with RStudio and the tidyverse package installed. You may also want to install the knitr package to be able to compile the entire Rmarkdown file.

What to Read This Month: September 2018

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Mon, 2018-09-17 13:35

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Current Literature Collections

The post What to Read This Month: September 2018 appeared first on Duke University Libraries Blogs.

What to Read This Month: September 2018

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Mon, 2018-09-17 13:35

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Current Literature Collections

The post What to Read This Month: September 2018 appeared first on Duke University Libraries Blogs.

Forests and Insect Conservation in Australia [electronic resource]

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2018-09-17 00:00

Author: New, Tim R.
Published: [S.l.] : Springer, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Gambling regulation and vulnerability [electronic resource]

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2018-09-17 00:00

Author: Carran, Malgorzata Anna.
Published: Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2018]

Currently held at: DUKE

Misery to mirth [electronic resource] : recovery from illness in early modern England

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2018-09-17 00:00

Author: Newton, Hannah.
Published: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Rodent Bioacoustics [electronic resource]

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2018-09-17 00:00

Published: [S.l.] : Springer, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE

Unraveling the Voynich Codex [electronic resource]

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2018-09-17 00:00

Published: [S.l.] : Springer, 2018.

Currently held at: DUKE