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Happy Anniversary to Us! Duke University Libraries Magazine at 30

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:06:31 +0000

Thirty years ago, the first issue of this magazine rolled off the presses. It was 1987. A gallon of gas cost 89 cents. Ronald Reagan was telling Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall,” while the Bangles were telling us to “Walk like an Egyptian.” Andy Warhol had just died, and Colin Kaepernick had just … Continue reading Happy Anniversary to Us! Duke University Libraries Magazine at 30

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R.I.P. (Rest in Perkins): You Won’t Live to Read the Perfect Book for You

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:42:07 +0000

The small white cards arrive at irregular intervals, some weeks only a few at a time. Then suddenly she’ll get a big stack that will take her hours to plow through. Each card represents a life. Someone’s father or mother, husband or wife, child or sibling, condensed to a few basic facts. Name of the … Continue reading R.I.P. (Rest in Perkins): You Won’t Live to Read the Perfect Book for You

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Why They Give: FOCUS Friends Preserve Collections in Honor of “Transformative” Experience

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:41:16 +0000

When John Mishler (T’09) signed up for the “Changing Faces of Russia” FOCUS Program cluster in the summer of 2004, he had no way of knowing how big an impact that choice would have. In his first semester at Duke, the jumble of first-years Mishler met in his FOCUS seminar courses would develop into a … Continue reading Why They Give: FOCUS Friends Preserve Collections in Honor of “Transformative” Experience

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Ten Library Terms You Should Know

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:40:33 +0000

If you’re reading this magazine, we suspect you’re rather fond of libraries. (Correct us if we’re being presumptuous, but you have that look about you.) Whether you’re a bibliognost (someone with encyclopedic knowledge of books and bibliography) or simply like wandering around your favorite phrontistery (place for thinking or study), here are ten unusual bits … Continue reading Ten Library Terms You Should Know

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This National Library Week Was One for the Books

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:46:34 +0000

Are you one for the books? That’s what we asked Duke students and faculty this year during National Library Week (April 9-15). We invited them to share their love of libraries by showing us their best bookface. Nearly 200 people across East and West Campus accepted the challenge. We also used the occasion to kick … Continue reading This National Library Week Was One for the Books

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A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: Exhibit Explores Health Advice for Scholars and Students

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:45:54 +0000

By Thomas J. Gillan, Josiah Charles Trent Intern, History of Medicine Collections “It is an old complaint,” wrote the eighteenth-century Swiss physician Samuel-André-Auguste-David Tissot, “that study, though essentially necessary to the mind, is hurtful to the body.” Since antiquity, much ink has been spilled on the potential health hazards of a life of sedentary study, … Continue reading A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: Exhibit Explores Health Advice for Scholars and Students

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Literature as Life

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:44:01 +0000

By Richard H. Brodhead Richard H. Brodhead was the president of Duke University and William Preston Few Professor of English from 2004 to 2017. During that time, he spoke at numerous university ceremonies, community forums, and faculty meetings, and even appeared on The Colbert Report. His new book, Speaking of Duke: Leading the 21st-Century University, … Continue reading Literature as Life

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How the Libraries Moved Duke Forward: A Report on the Campaign

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:41:44 +0000

In September 2012, Duke University launched Duke Forward, the most significant fundraising campaign in its history. The comprehensive $3.25 billion campaign supported strategic priorities across the university, with a goal of raising $45 million for the Duke University Libraries. Generous hearts and minds responded to the call to make Duke’s Libraries the best they could … Continue reading How the Libraries Moved Duke Forward: A Report on the Campaign

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How Has Duke Forward Made a Difference? Let Keegan and Ashley Tell You

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:38:33 +0000

Duke students are already feeling the impact of the campaign’s success—students like Keegan Trofatter and Ashley Rose Young. We interviewed two students—one undergraduate, one graduate—to learn about their library experiences and how philanthropic support for the Libraries has made a difference to their time at Duke. Watch their videos to learn more. Read More: How … Continue reading How Has Duke Forward Made a Difference? Let Keegan and Ashley Tell You

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Campaign Priority: Supporting Experts and Innovators

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:12:51 +0000

Our librarians and skilled staff provide invaluable service to the Duke community. These are the men and women who work together to meet the teaching and research needs of the entire Duke community, day in and day out. They’re accomplished specialists versed not only in their particular academic fields, but also in how to find, … Continue reading Campaign Priority: Supporting Experts and Innovators

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