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Rubenstein Library Renovation Update: Nov. 7-21 (11/13/2014) by Duke Libraries - This week the Conservation Services department moved all of their equipment and staff from the lab to a new location in Perkins Library. There will be construction taking place in their space to repair the ceiling, so the conservation lab will be temporarily housed in Perkins Library Room 118. The work should be completed by […]
Moving The Lab: “At Least We Have Windows” (11/13/2014) by Duke Libraries - This week we moved out of the lab so that the construction crew could proceed with the Rubenstein Renovation Project. They need to remove our ceiling, take out old HVAC ducts and water pipes, and install new ducts and pipes. We have known for about a year that we would have to move out. The serious […]
Applications Open for Project Spaces in The Edge (11/6/2014) by Duke Libraries - Workers are putting the finishing touches on The Edge: The Ruppert Commons for Research, Technology, and Collaboration, located on the first floor of Bostock Library. The space contains nine project rooms that are reservable for short- or long-term use by project teams. In January 2015, The Edge: The Ruppert Commons for Research, Technology, and Collaboration will open […]
Boxing Day: The Entire Lab Edition (11/6/2014) by Duke Libraries - Book trucks ready for packing. Boxes of lab files. We are undergoing an epic boxing day…boxing the entire lab to move temporarily off site. Construction work needs to be done in our ceiling, which means we need to move out to make way. We are packing up the entire lab and moving some of it […]
Rubenstein Library Renovation Update: Oct. 27-Nov. 7 (10/29/2014) by Gwen Hawkes - Construction is progressing rapidly on the Rubenstein Library, and we are less than a year away from completion! The scaffolding in the Gothic Reading Room was recently removed, once again revealing the lovely wood beams and vaulted ceiling. Over the next two weeks, workers will be continuing with a number of  interior projects as well as […]

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The Final Phase of the Perkins Project