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The Efficient Archival Researcher: Getting the Most Out of Your Visit

Black and white photograph with a white man and white woman wearing mid-century clothing, in a small room filled with file folders, each leafing through documents. Speech bubbles have been added. The man's speech bubble says In this workshop, explore the challenges of working with published and unpublished archival materials. Learn how to find appropriate archives for your research and how to plan a research visit, including for international research. Develop strategies for managing the many files and images you will collect when doing archival research. This session will also cover legal and ethical issues that surround accessing, using, and reproducing rare materials.

The workshop will end with a lunch panel of graduate students who will share the challenges and opportunities of their work in archives and special collections.

This workshop is eligible for RCR credit.

In the workshop you will:

  • Gain skills to locate, use, cite, and manage information related to special collections and archival materials at Duke and elsewhere
  • Learn about key ethical, legal, and scholarly communication-related issues pertinent to special collections research
  • Develop information management best practices and increase your knowledge of tools and expertise available to help you develop an information management strategy
  • Connect with other graduate students 

Registration is required and lunch is included. Attendees are expected to stay for the entire workshop.




Tuesday, April 18, 2023
9:00am - 1:30pm
Rubenstein Library 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)
West Campus
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Kate Collins