This guide to resources about the Queen, in celebration of her 60 years on the throne, is brought to you by guest contributor, Margaret Brill. Margaret is British Studies librarian at Perkins Library and a former subject of Her Majesty.
View key moments from the Thames River Pageant, [...]Continue Reading →
Guest post by Margaret Brill
Are you pining for Downton Abbey? Try reading about the lives of servants and their employers in that historical period. Check out Duke Libraries’ excellent selection below.
If you missed the program or individual episodes, Lilly Library has the DVDs of Season [...]Continue Reading →
[This is a guest post by Lee Sorensen, the Visual Studies and Dance librarian for Duke. He selects for the arts and manages the public-interfaces for image collections.]
Recently I was helping a student looking for articles on spolia, recycled pillars, sculpture, etc. incorporated into the art of another era. It was a particularly common [...]Continue Reading →
Just a few months before this year’s Fourth of July celebrations, a federal budget agreed upon by Congress and the President set off a round of fireworks about as spectacular and festive as the “rockets’ red glare” commemorated in our national anthem (which, as you recall, was composed by Francis Scott Key during the [...]Continue Reading →
On May 11th, Stanford University created a buzz by hosting the Bibliotech Conference that brought together both industry and academic professionals to discuss, among many things, the value of a Humanities PhD.
The conference was live-streamed (available through June 2011) and brought together industry professionals from Google, Deloitte Center for Edge, TED, [...]Continue Reading →
The Research Information Network, Britain’s educational think-tank, took a look at how humanities scholars “do things” these days. They looked [...]Continue Reading →
The Russian film company, Mosfilm, has produced some of the great classics of Soviet cinema. The company’s history is rooted in the early days of the Soviet Union and the ground-breaking cinema of the 1920s. Recently Mosfilm decided to make dozens of its best-known movies freely available on YouTube. The agreement between Mosfilm and YouTube means that an initial batch of 50 films that still [...]Continue Reading →
The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29th has provoked widespread interest in the British Monarchy here in the USA, and even in the Duke community. A frequent question is “Why doesn’t The [...]Continue Reading →
The Duke and Uni Duisburg-Essen German Department journal andererseits: Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies is one of two publications chosen as pilot projects for the Open Access journal publishing system (OJS) supported by Duke Libraries.
The Open Access (OA) Online Publishing movement advocates placing scholarly articles on the Internet and granting [...]Continue Reading →
Obituaries for “the book,” or at least the printed book, continue to pile up — for instance, this interesting pseudo-obituary and reframing of book as concept rather than container by Kevin Kelly, founding editor of Wired magazine. It’s a fascinating piece; for libraries, here’s a provocative (if familiar) sentence: “In the long run [...]Continue Reading →
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