DVS Workshop: Intro to R

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-10-17 17:30
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
"A gentle introduction to the basics of R using RStudio. Learn about managing your R projects, data types, variable assignments, data structures, and packages such as tidyverse (dplyR) and ggvis. Attendees will be registered for the opportunity of supplementing this workshop with free academic access to DataCamp's Introduction to R course."
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DVS Workshop: Intro to R

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-10-17 17:30
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
"A gentle introduction to the basics of R using RStudio. Learn about managing your R projects, data types, variable assignments, data structures, and packages such as tidyverse (dplyR) and ggvis.Attendees will be registered for the opportunity of supplementing this workshop with free academic access to DataCamp's Introduction to R course."
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Open Studio

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-10-17 17:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Drop-in consultations and team work time for digital projects. To reserve a specific appointment time with a Digital Scholarship Services staff member, contact askdigital@duke.edu. 

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Open Studio

Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Drop-in consultations and team work time for digital projects. To reserve a specific appointment time with a Digital Scholarship Services staff member, contact askdigital@duke.edu. 

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Whitman and the Civil War

Humanities - Tue, 2017-10-17 16:04

In honor of the “I Sing the Body Electric: Walt Whitman and the Body” exhibit (drawn from our extensive Whitman collection) on display until October 28th in the Biddle Rare Book Room, I will be writing several blog posts about Walt Whitman and his life.

One of the cases in the exhibit is about Whitman’s experiences during the Civil War because it greatly influenced how he thought about and wrote about the body.  You can see this in his writing, particularly in Drum TapsSpecimen Days, and Memoranda during the War (selections from his journal entries)

Here are several resources related to Whitman and the Civil War, if you want to learn more:

“Daybreak Gray and Dim”: How the Civil War Changed Walt Whitman’s Poetry

Traveling with the Wounded: Walt Whitman and Washington’s Civil War Hospitals

Walt Whitman In Washington, D.C. : The Civil War And America’s Great Poet by Garrett Peck

Walt Whitman and the Civil War: America’s Poet during the Lost Years of 1860-1862 by Ted Genoways

Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and his Brothers in the Civil War by Robert Roper

The Better Angel : Walt Whitman in the Civil War by Roy Morris, Jr.

Walt Whitman’s Civil War,  Compiled & edited from published & unpublished sources by Walter Lowenfels, with the assistance of Nan Braymer

Walt Whitman and the Civil War; a Collection of Original Articles and Manuscripts edited by Charles I. Glicksberg

To find out more about Whitman, check out the previous blog posts in this series: Reading Walt Whitman and Whitman and the Body.

DVS Workshop: Designing Infographics in PowerPoint

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-10-17 13:30
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The "infographics" style of presenting information and telling visual stories is popular both for internal reporting and for trying to reach and teach the general public. There are many desktop and online tools that can be used to compose static infographics, but we will focus on Microsoft PowerPoint because so many people have free access to it on campus and already have some comfort with it as a visual communications tool. This workshop will give a brief introduction to graphic design and storytelling principles, as well as hands-on practice with using PowerPoint to create icons and other vector shapes to combine with text and visualizations to tell compelling and eye-catching data stories. There are no prerequisites, but some experience using PowerPoint will be helpful.
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DVS Workshop: Cloud Mapping Applications

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2017-10-16 17:00
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Compare and contrast several products intended for geospatial visualization (e.g., a map to embed in a blog or PowerPoint, or for a poster session) and, in some cases, for GIS data analysis. We'll focus on ArcGIS Online, which is a companion to the ArcGIS client that allows members of a group to store and share spatial data online, and that can be used independently or in conjunction with the ArcGIS client. Also, we'll touch on several other cloud-based options for creating simple maps for sharing.
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Multispectral Imaging and Thermofaxes

Bitstreams - Mon, 2017-10-16 16:01

Duke University Libraries has successfully used multispectral imaging to make ancient manuscripts more readable, but the same technology can also be employed on modern collection materials.  Over the summer, our multispectral imaging working group teamed up with Rubenstein Library staff to investigate whether advanced imaging techniques could be used to make certain faded photocopies more … Continue reading Multispectral Imaging and Thermofaxes

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[Munch & Mull Digital Scholarship discussion group]

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2017-10-16 16:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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[Munch & Mull Digital Scholarship discussion group]

Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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Cubic scaling algorithms for RPA correlation using interpolative separable density fitting

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Mon, 2017-10-16 15:39
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Ontogenetic changes in foot strike pattern and calcaneal loading during walking in young children

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Mon, 2017-10-16 15:39
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Eventual periodicity of the forced oscillations for a Korteweg–de Vries type equation on a bounded domain using a sinc collocation method

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Mon, 2017-10-16 15:39
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October 17 and 18: Celebrating the Robert A. Hill Collection

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Mon, 2017-10-16 14:23

Robert A. Hill has spent almost 40 years researching the legacy of Marcus Garvey.

October 17 and 18: Celebrating the Robert A. Hill Collection

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Mon, 2017-10-16 14:23

Robert A. Hill has spent almost 40 years researching the legacy of Marcus Garvey.

Scandals in College Sports

test-endeca-feed - Mon, 2017-10-16 00:00

Author: Harper, Shaun R., 1975- editor.
Published: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

When women rule the court : gender, race, and Japanese American basketball

test-endeca-feed - Mon, 2017-10-16 00:00

Author: Willms, Nicole, author.
Published: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

William Gedney: Connect to the photographs

Bitstreams - Fri, 2017-10-13 20:26

descriptive imageA while back, I wrote a blog post about my enjoyment in digitizing the William Gedney Photograph collection and how it was inspiring me to build a darkroom in my garage.  I wish I could say that the darkroom is up and running but so far all I’ve installed is the sink.  However, as Molly … Continue reading William Gedney: Connect to the photographs

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VFF: Visualizations in architectural design

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-10-13 16:00
LSRC D106
The architectural profession uses many modes of representation. Over the course of a project, the use of different media and types of visualization helps to facilitate communication with all involved stakeholders. In various feedback loops the architect discusses the design through sketches, diagrams, collages, physical models, plans and renderings. Not only do these visualizations evolve from the first idea or concept sketch to very detailed drawings, they also incorporate the information gathered in the process. This talk discusses in a couple of examples what information is necessary to conceive a building and how visualizations help the architect to conceptualize the raw data and convert it into built space.
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Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-10-13 16:00
Perkins 217
West Campus

We’ll work together to explore and identify common issues with multiple choice questions and how to avoid them. We’ll discuss examples of multiple choice questions that address higher order learning objectives and you’ll write a few for your course and get feedback. Finally, we’ll look at how we can use analytics to determine if questions are successful. 

Lunch provided for those who register by Tuesday 10/10/2017.

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