Midwife Jane Arnold practices through the OB/GYN Department at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Healthcare. Laura Micham, director of the Duke University Libraries’ Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, is one of her patients. At a recent appointment, Laura and Jane fell into conversation about a project Jane [...]

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Kirston Johnson

Born into Brothels, directed by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman, won the 2004 Full Frame Audience Award and was Best Documentary Feature at the 77th Academy Awards.

In the ten years since the founding of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, this organization has exhibited the [...]

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Mobile Library

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Last fall the Duke Libraries introduced Mobile Library, a website at http://library.duke.edu/mobile/ designed specifically for faculty, students and staff using an iPhone, Blackberry, or other handheld device. The site gives library hours and directions, contact information for the Perkins reference desk, and links to other mobile sites. Mobile Library [...]

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by Cara Bonnett

Consider: The coolest thing to be done with your data will likely be thought of by someone else.

That’s the idea driving Paolo Mangiafico to explore new methods for managing and archiving the deluge of digital information at Duke. Mangiafico, formerly on the staff of the Duke Libraries, is the [...]

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Perkins Gallery March/May

Sarah P. Duke Gardens—Hanes’ Dream, Sarah’s Gift, our Treasure

To mark the Duke Gardens’ 75th anniversary, this exhibit explores topics such as the geological importance of the stone used to create the terraces, the work to save endangered plants, the significance of the Metasequoia trees, and the more recent work in association [...]

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Knowledge Bytes

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Internet Sites Selected for the Readers of Duke University Libraries The Pew Center on the States: Trends to Watch

http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/trends.aspx

Change is upon us, both at the Libraries—as this issue of the magazine relates—and in the United States. To provide some insight into the nature of [...]

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Photo by Fayetteville Observer

Teacher, writer, and musician Bland Simpson will provide the evening’s entertainment for the 2009 Friends dinner, playing the piano and reading from and discussing his books. The event will be held on Wednesday, 13 May, at the Duke Gardens’ Doris Duke Center. Members of the Friends of the Duke University Libraries [...]

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Video interviews with 20th century cultural icons Louise Nevelson, Oscar de la Renta, Avery Fisher, Romare Bearden and Marian McPartland, among others, are now available from the Duke University Libraries on iTunesU and YouTube.

The collection’s more than 100 interviews with leading artists, musicians, architects, designers, photographers, directors, actors, writers and art collectors were [...]

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April 18

Wearing the Talk about Ethical Fashion

After graduating from Duke in 2007, Rachel Weeks went to Sri Lanka on a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue her interest in ethical fashion, a subject she explored in her Women’s Studies senior honors thesis, “The Wonder Bra: Theorizing Globalization, Women’s Labor, and Consumption for Twenty-First Century Feminism,” [...]

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Exhibits

Events

Red Clay Rambler Bland Simpson to Entertain the Duke Friends

New Digital Collection Showcases the [...]

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