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Move Diary: Week 6 (8/16/2015) by Duke Libraries - Dear readers, take note: it’s now the end of Week Five of the move, and we’re pretty sure we’re all going to have massive and amazing biceps come Winter Break. This is because our manuscript collections are taking up residence in our new compact shelving. This kind of shelving moves on rails, so the shelves … Continue reading Move Diary: Week 6
Papyrus Project Final Update: It Is Finished For Real This Time (8/11/2015) by Duke Libraries - The papyri collection is finally in its new home in the renovated Rubenstein Library stacks. We successfully completed its move yesterday to the new vaults. Part 1 of this project started in 2010 as a proposal for a new housing strategy for the papyri. In 2012 the project began in earnest as we prepared the collections for the … Continue reading Papyrus Project Final Update: It Is Finished For Real This Time
Moving Special Collections, Again (8/5/2015) by Duke Libraries - If you are a long-time reader you may remember a couple years ago we embarked on a large-scale enclosure project to prepare special collections materials for the their move prior to renovation. We called it the “Enabling Project.” Now that the Rubenstein Library collections are moving back, we are finding that we need to do … Continue reading Moving Special Collections, Again
Save the Date! Rubenstein Library Open House, Sept. 10 (7/31/2015) by Duke Libraries - Thursday, September 10 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.Rubenstein Library, Floors 1-3  Remarks at 2:30 p.m. in the Gothic Reading Room by Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs   After almost three years under construction, the renovated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library will open its doors to the public … Continue reading Save the Date! Rubenstein Library Open House, Sept. 10
Move Diary: Week 3 (7/27/2015) by Duke Libraries - We’re 1/3 of the way through the move, huzzah! Here’s a look at what week 3 brought. Books have been getting new labels to show off their new Library of Congress call numbers: Cataloger Lauren Reno scans books from our History of Medicine Collections. Photo by Rachel Ingold.   We’ve been finding lots of beautiful books … Continue reading Move Diary: Week 3

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