Sam Hammond, Beloved University Carillonneur and Library Employee, Dies

Blogs Featured Posts (wordpress) - Thu, 2021-02-25 14:50

Hammond, a longtime library employee, also served as university carillonneur for over five decades

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Sam Hammond, Beloved University Carillonneur and Library Employee, Dies

Bogs Featured for Marine (wordpress) - Thu, 2021-02-25 14:50

Hammond, a longtime library employee, also served as university carillonneur for over five decades

The post Sam Hammond, Beloved University Carillonneur and Library Employee, Dies appeared first on Duke University Libraries Blogs.

CDVS Workshop: R case study: public datasets in Google BigQuery using DBplyr

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Thu, 2021-02-25 13:30
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Bulding on earlier Rfun workshops, exploit your knowledge of familir Tidyveres syntax to query remote databases via RStudio. Attendees will be introduced to the dBplyr package as an alternative to SQL database querying. Following a review of dplyr and an overview of Google BigQuery public datasets, attendees will practice querrying Google BigQuery public data.

CDVS Workshop: R case study: public datasets in Google BigQuery using DBplyr

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2021-02-25 13:30
Online
Bulding on earlier Rfun workshops, exploit your knowledge of familir Tidyveres syntax to query remote databases via RStudio. Attendees will be introduced to the dBplyr package as an alternative to SQL database querying. Following a review of dplyr and an overview of Google BigQuery public datasets, attendees will practice querrying Google BigQuery public data.
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R case study: public datasets in Google BigQuery using DBplyr

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2021-02-25 13:30
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Building on earlier Rfun workshops, exploit your knowledge of familar Tidyverse syntax to query remote databases via RStudio. Attendees will be introduced to the dBplyr package as an alternative to SQL database querying. Following a review of dplyr and an overview of Google BigQuery public datasets, attendees will practice querying Google BigQuery public data.  

Prerequisites

  • Introductory familiarity with R and the Tidyverse (e.g. quickStart with R, part 1)
  • Have a free Google BigQuery account;   BigQuery registration details will be sent in advance
  • Install R and RStudio on your computer
  • tidyverese, DBI, dbplyr, bigrquery installed in your R environment

install.packages(c("tidyverse", "DBI", "dbplyr", "bigrquery"))

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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ONLINE: Low Maintenance Book Club reads “A Year in Provence”

Humanities (wordpress) - Thu, 2021-02-25 11:24

Missing spring break? Take a literary trip with this month’s Low Maintenance Book Club 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: Mapping in Tableau

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Thu, 2021-02-25 10:00
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tableau is a software package that is increasingly popular for creating striking visualizations, such as charts and graphs, from tabular data. It also has an increasing number of capabilities to create maps. Source data can include native geospatial files (such as shapefiles or GeoJSON files), but also tabular data (such as CSV or Excel files) that include locational values, such as place names or coordinate data. This workshop will cover how to create maps in Tableau and on ways to manipulate the data and to effectively symbolize it on a map.

CDVS Workshop: Mapping in Tableau

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2021-02-25 10:00
Online
Tableau is a software package that is increasingly popular for creating striking visualizations, such as charts and graphs, from tabular data. It also has an increasing number of capabilities to create maps. Source data can include native geospatial files (such as shapefiles or GeoJSON files), but also tabular data (such as CSV or Excel files) that include locational values, such as place names or coordinate data. This workshop will cover how to create maps in Tableau and on ways to manipulate the data and to effectively symbolize it on a map.
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Mapping in Tableau

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Thu, 2021-02-25 10:00
n/a

Tableau is a software package that is increasingly popular for creating striking visualizations, such as charts and graphs, from tabular data. It also has an increasing number of capabilities to create maps. Source data can include native geospatial files (such as shapefiles or GeoJSON files), but also tabular data (such as CSV or Excel files) that include locational values, such as place names or coordinate data. This workshop will cover how to create maps in Tableau and on ways to manipulate the data and to effectively symbolize it on a map.

You can install Tableau for free as a university student: https://www.tableau.com/academic/students.  You need to have it installed before the class.

Expect to receive more information before the day of the workshop regarding some background tasks to complete beforehand to help prepare.

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, Data Visualization

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Keeping the Pages Turning at the Libraries

Blogs Featured Posts (wordpress) - Wed, 2021-02-24 08:46

Working@Duke highlights the ways library staff have met the community’s needs in a pandemic

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Keeping the Pages Turning at the Libraries

Bogs Featured for Marine (wordpress) - Wed, 2021-02-24 08:46

Working@Duke highlights the ways library staff have met the community’s needs in a pandemic

The post Keeping the Pages Turning at the Libraries appeared first on Duke University Libraries Blogs.

Developing a Historical Biography and The Vital Importance of Black History Archives

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Tue, 2021-02-23 15:30
Tue, Feb 23, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Join us for a discussion on Developing a Historical Biography and The Vital Importance of Black History Archives with author Blake Hill-Saya and C. Eileen Watts-Welch as they discuss "Aaron McDuffie Moore, An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham's Black Wall Street" (2020). Moore was one of the nation's most influential African American leaders in the early 20th century and a co-founder of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company and Lincoln Hospital in Durham, NC. Hill-Saya and Watts-Welch are both descendants of Moore and this project had deep personal connections. They will share how their research in the NC Mutual archive (jointly held by Duke and North Carolina Central University) and the collections at Shaw University's archives aided in illuminating his life and legacy. This event is co-sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Research Center and the History of Medicine Collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Please Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/yxlkrvu3
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Developing a Historical Biography and The Vital Importance of Black History Archives

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Tue, 2021-02-23 15:30
Virtual
Join us for a discussion on Developing a Historical Biography and The Vital Importance of Black History Archives with author Blake Hill-Saya and C. Eileen Watts-Welch as they discuss "Aaron McDuffie Moore, An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham's Black Wall Street" (2020). Moore was one of the nation's most influential African American leaders in the early 20th century and a co-founder of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company and Lincoln Hospital in Durham, NC. Hill-Saya and Watts-Welch are both descendants of Moore and this project had deep personal connections. They will share how their research in the NC Mutual archive (jointly held by Duke and North Carolina Central University) and the collections at Shaw University's archives aided in illuminating his life and legacy. This event is co-sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Research Center and the History of Medicine Collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Please Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/yxlkrvu3
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CDVS Workshop: Effective Academic Posters

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Mon, 2021-02-22 17:00
Mon, Feb 22, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Poster sessions are an incredible opportunity to share our work with a broader audience, get feedback, and network with our peers, as well as potential employers, funders and collaborators. Our careers often depend on performing well in these exciting and often chaotic venues, but few of us are trained in graphic design and visual storytelling! In this talk, I will present some principles for creating an effective academic poster, and introduce you to a group critique process that should help you tell your story more clearly and stand out from the crowd.

CDVS Workshop: Effective Academic Posters

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Mon, 2021-02-22 17:00
Online
Poster sessions are an incredible opportunity to share our work with a broader audience, get feedback, and network with our peers, as well as potential employers, funders and collaborators. Our careers often depend on performing well in these exciting and often chaotic venues, but few of us are trained in graphic design and visual storytelling! In this talk, I will present some principles for creating an effective academic poster, and introduce you to a group critique process that should help you tell your story more clearly and stand out from the crowd.
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Effective Academic Posters

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Mon, 2021-02-22 17:00
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Poster sessions are an incredible opportunity to share our work with a broader audience, get feedback, and network with our peers, as well as potential employers, funders and collaborators. Our careers often depend on performing well in these exciting and often chaotic venues, but few of us are trained in graphic design and visual storytelling! In this talk, I will present some principles for creating an effective academic poster, and introduce you to a group critique process that should help you tell your story more clearly and stand out from the crowd.

You don't need any software installed for this workshop – it is a talk with an interactive portion at the end.

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 Visualization

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5 Titles: Memoirs by African American Men

Blogs Featured Posts (wordpress) - Mon, 2021-02-22 13:31

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

The post 5 Titles: Memoirs by African American Men appeared first on Duke University Libraries Blogs.

5 Titles: Memoirs by African American Men

Bogs Featured for Marine (wordpress) - Mon, 2021-02-22 13:31

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

The post 5 Titles: Memoirs by African American Men appeared first on Duke University Libraries Blogs.

Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean with Malte Fuhrmann

Events - All Combined (huginn) - Fri, 2021-02-19 10:00
Fri, Feb 19, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This lecture will look at the recently published book by Malte Fuhrmann - Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean: Urban Culture in the Late Ottoman Empire (Cambridge U. Press) Eastern Mediterranean port cities, such as Constantinople, Smyrna, and Salonica, have long been sites of fascination. Known for their vibrant and diverse populations, the dynamism of their economic and cultural exchanges, and their form of relatively peaceful co-existence in a turbulent age, many would label them as models of cosmopolitanism. In this study, Malte Fuhrmann examines changes in the histories of space, consumption, and identities in the nineteenth and early twentieth century while the Mediterranean became a zone of influence for European powers. Giving voice to the port cities' forgotten inhabitants, Fuhrmann explores how their urban populations adapted to European practices, how entertainment became a marker of a Europeanized way of life, and consuming beer celebrated innovation, cosmopolitanism and mixed gender sociability. At the same time, these adaptations to a European way of life were modified according to local needs, as was the case for the new quays, streets, and buildings. Revisiting leisure practises as well as the formation of class, gender, and national identities, Fuhrmann offers an alternative view on the relationship between the Islamic World and Europe. This event is public but registration is required.
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Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean with Malte Fuhrmann

All Libcal Events (huginn) - Fri, 2021-02-19 10:00
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This lecture will look at the recently published book by Malte Fuhrmann - Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean: Urban Culture in the Late Ottoman Empire (Cambridge U. Press) Eastern Mediterranean port cities, such as Constantinople, Smyrna, and Salonica, have long been sites of fascination. Known for their vibrant and diverse populations, the dynamism of their economic and cultural exchanges, and their form of relatively peaceful co-existence in a turbulent age, many would label them as models of cosmopolitanism. In this study, Malte Fuhrmann examines changes in the histories of space, consumption, and identities in the nineteenth and early twentieth century while the Mediterranean became a zone of influence for European powers. Giving voice to the port cities' forgotten inhabitants, Fuhrmann explores how their urban populations adapted to European practices, how entertainment became a marker of a Europeanized way of life, and consuming beer celebrated innovation, cosmopolitanism and mixed gender sociability. At the same time, these adaptations to a European way of life were modified according to local needs, as was the case for the new quays, streets, and buildings. Revisiting leisure practises as well as the formation of class, gender, and national identities, Fuhrmann offers an alternative view on the relationship between the Islamic World and Europe. This event is public but registration is required.
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