September 2, 2014

Duke University: “Foreign Exchange: Program Strengthens Ties Between Duke and Chilean Libraries”

From Duke University Libraries Magazine: It has been two years since a massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake devastated central Chile. According to official sources, it was the sixth largest quake ever recorded. Over 500 people lost their lives, and nearly one in ten Chileans lost their homes. Map showing the epicenter of the 2010 Chile earthquake, near […]

Duke University Libraries: eBook Strategy and Advocacy Model

Duke University Libraries E-Book Advocacy Model

Published August 2011 and Prepared by Duke University Libraries E-Book Strategy Committee. E-Book Advocacy Model E-book Advocacy Statements PDF Version of Materials (10 pages) Statements Cover the Necessary Functionalities of eBooks To Support Research: Conceptualization and Discovery Reading Theory Formation Documenting and Synthesizing Collaboration Publishing and Disseminating

Milestones: Internet Archive Digitizes 5000th Book at Duke University

From the Devil’s Tale Blog (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University):  The Internet Archive just reached an important milestone by digitizing 5,000 books at Duke. The 5,000th book, The British Album: In Two Volumes, contains poetry by “Della Crusca, Anna Matilda, Arley, Benedict, The Bard” and other writers on themes […]

U.S. History: A New Digital Collection from Duke U. Libraries Looks at Life in the Jim Crow South

From the Duke University Libraries Announcement: One hundred oral histories of life in the Jim Crow South, complete with transcripts, have been digitized and made available on the Duke University Libraries website and iTunes U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store. From 1993 to 1995, dozens of graduate students at Duke and other schools […]

New From Duke U. Libraries: The Marshall T. Meyer Digital Collection

Via The Devil’s Tale (Dispatches from the David M. Rubinstein Book and Manuscript Library): Duke University Libraries announces the publication of the Marshall T. Meyer digital collection (available at http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/meyermarshall/) which documents the human rights activism of the Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer in 1970’s and 1980’s Argentina.  The digital collection is a subset of the […]