In the spring of 2003, as many of journalist Mark Bowden’s reporter friends journeyed to Afghanistan to write about the progress of post-9/11 U.S. military initiatives or to Iraq to cover what would prove to be the last weeks of Saddam Hussein’s reign, Bowden had other plans.
Five articles on the Digital Collections program at Duke University Libraries.
- Digitization at Duke: How it all started…
With twenty-five digital collections on the Web, the Duke University Libraries are recognized for their leadership in the digitization of… [read more]
- What Gets Digitized?: Giving Local Collections Global Reach
Photos of Fidel Castro in his kitchen, World War II-era ration coupons and Nazi propaganda comic books, rare string quartets and song sheets, images of Duke Chapel… [read more]
- Opening the Door to Digital Collections
OK, let’s face it. Library website interfaces that provide access to digital library resources generally aren’t as easy to use as they should be… [read more]
- Building a Digital Collection One Step at a Time
A visitor exploring one of the Duke Libraries’ digital collections is probably too engrossed in the content to… [read more]
- Duke Digital Collections in the Classroom
Instructors in many academic disciplines have enriched their teaching by using digitized primary sources… [read more]
Magic scrolls, Psalters, prayers, and hymns are among the treasures in a collection of more than one hundred Ethiopic manuscripts at Duke’s Special Collections Library. Christianity was introduced in Ethiopia in the 4th century AD and established by Egyptian missionaries. The Ethiopian Christian church retained its connection to the Patriarch of Alexandria until the 20th century.
Courtesy Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Historical Archives
Special Collections Library, Duke University
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