This year marks the Preservation Department’s tenth year serving the Duke University Libraries. We are planning several events to mark the occasion which will include exhibits, an open house, and interviews with staff members.
We will start our staff interviews with our longest-serving team member Winston Atkins, Preservation Officer for the [...]Continue Reading →
Heritage Preservation has for the past several years promoted May Day as the day to think about disaster preparedness in cultural institutions.
To honor May Day we offer resources for you to kick start your disaster plan and recovery efforts. Online disaster planning and recovery advice is everywhere but you need [...]Continue Reading →
Yesterday I said to myself, “Self, you haven’t backed up your computer files lately. Perhaps you should.” To whit I replied, “Meh, maybe after I download this software so I can stream videos.”
Of course my computer crashed this morning. I tried rebooting, rebooting again, and again. Nothing. All those files and images…perhaps they can [...]Continue Reading →
A confluence of events including the upcoming May Day events, Preservation Week, this weekend’s weather and the subsequent adventure getting to work today prompted me to check the supplies in my personal disaster kit.
Good thing I did, the batteries for my flashlight are nearly dead, my old goggles [...]Continue Reading →
Help Wanted: You Can Help Keep Our Collections In Good Condition (installed 10/2/12)
On display in Perkins Library, Lower Level 1, Room 023. Open during regular library hours.
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