Fall 2010

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Notes from the Underground: Ten Years of Preservation, and Counting

Library books don’t always age gracefully. They get dropped, their covers nicked, their spines cracked, their pages penciled and stained.

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Naomi Nelson

Keeping Time: Introducing the New Director of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library

Nelson is the new director of Duke’s Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library—or RBMSCL for short.

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Earthquake Map

The Earthquakes in Chile: A Visit on Day 100 Duke’s University Librarian Reports on the Damage to Chilean Universities and Libraries

On June 7, 100 days after the earthquake, I was in Chile with a delegation to assess the damage to universities and their libraries.

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Meg’s Picks

New and Noteworthy Books for the Business-Minded Reader.

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Gondola in Venice

Postcard from Venice: Notes from a Study-Abroad Librarian

In recent years, librarians have taken a cue from news reporters and discussed the value of “embedded librarians” to support academic departments. This summer, I had the unique opportunity to put the concept into practice.

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Keeping up with the Joneses

On the evening of June 30, 1868, a “very tired” farm mistress sat down to record the day’s accomplishments in her diary.

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