Spring 2014

Architectural rendering of the Research Commons on the first floor of Bostock Library.

Coming Soon to Bostock Library: The Research Commons

More technology-focused services, more space for collaborative work, and an attractive new destination for students and faculty in the heart of campus.

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Rubenstein Library Renovation in Pictures

In recent months, we celebrated the transition from a destruction site to a construction site. Here’s a snapshot of our progress to date.

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Window Treatment: A Library Renovation Invites the Light

One of the goals of the Rubenstein Library renovation is to preserve the building’s original character. That includes hundreds of old-fashioned leaded glass windows. 

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Constructive Criticism: A Rare Find Recalls an Architectural Debate

A visiting scholar recently noticed something unusual about a very special book of Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s drawings in our collections.

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Adopt-a-Book Program Preserves Library Treasures

Many of the oldest, most significant works of history and literature require careful conservation treatments in order to stand the test of time.

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Boots (and Books) on the Ground: A Glimpse of Occupied Haiti

From 1915 to 1934, American military forces occupied the nation of Haiti, one of the most controversial interactions in a long history of American involvement in the country.

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Print Version [PDF]

The articles above are excerpted from the Spring 2014 issue of Duke University Libraries Magazine.

A PDF version of this entire issue is also available. [7.8 MB download]