Notes – Fall 2008

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Mellon Funds Design of Next-Generation Library System

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Duke Libraries Co-Sponsor of Human Rights Book Award

Guy Need Tie?

Duke Wins a Bronze in “Best College Library” Rankings

Going to the Source: Librarians [...]

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Collections Highlight Eric Zitser

Robert L. Eichelberger (1886-1961), a 1909 West Point graduate, served with distinction in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of lieutenant general before his retirement in 1948; he later received a fourth star. Throughout his career, during many extended assignments away from home, Eichelberger wrote letters every day—and [...]

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Dining at Duke

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Ted Minah and the Duke University Dining Halls Mary Samouelian

We know things are tough all over, but can’t we have any silverware? Restaurants seem to have steaks or good cuts of meat now. How about the Union? Must we eat chicken, chicken, chicken, chicken, chicken (poorly prepared too)? Will we ever have [...]

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The Perkins Project

On October 28, 2008 By

New Library Spaces in 2008 Ilene Nelson

The Duke community has been enjoying the fruits of the Perkins Project since the 2005 dedication of the new Bostock Library and von der Heyden Pavilion. In 2006 a transformed first floor of Perkins opened, followed a year later by Perkins lower floor 2 and the Deryl Hart [...]

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Politics

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Knowledge Bytes Internet Sites Selected for the Readers of Duke University Libraries 24-Nation Pew Global Attitudes Survey

http://pewglobal.org/reports/pdf/260.pdf

The Pew Global Attitudes Project, conducted by the Pew Research Center, “is a series of worldwide public opinion surveys that encompasses a broad array of subjects ranging from people’s assessments of their own lives to [...]

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Christof Galli

When you can get anything from apricots to zithers delivered to your front door (often with the option of overnight shipping) by shopping online, it may be difficult to believe that librarians sometimes have to leave their computers, their desks, home and country to buy books and other materials for the Libraries’ collections.

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This summer the Princeton Review released a report that ranks Duke #3 in the category of “Best College Library” based on an extensive student survey. Duke also achieved high rankings in several other categories, but #3 for the Libraries is the highest. In case you’re curious to know which libraries rank #1 and #2: Harvard [...]

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Guy Need Tie?

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Wear this elegant neckwear and proclaim your loyalty to the Duke University Libraries. The four-in-hand ties (available in yellow and watermelon) and the bowties (in ultramarine) are decorated with an image of the Reading Blue Devil weathervane that sits atop the Libraries’ von der Heyden Pavilion. The ties are available from the Duke University Stores [...]

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The Art of Political Murder, an exhaustively researched story of assassination, impunity and justice in Guatemala, has won the first annual WOLA-Duke Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. Francisco Goldman’s book, published by Grove Press, recounts the 1998 killing of Bishop Juan Gerardi, four days after he and a group of lawyers presented [...]

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Events – Fall 2008

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October 24

Opening reception for Olive Pierce—Forty Years of Photographs (1963-2003), with remarks by photographer Olive Pierce.

Friday, 24 October, 5:30-7:30pm, Perkins Library, Biddle Rare Book Room

October 25

The Libraries Present Duke Moms and Dads!

The Libraries’ annual Parents’ and Family [...]

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