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

Tuesday, May 8 - 12pm-5pm

In this hands-on workshop, explore the challenges of working with published and unpublished archival materials. Learn to find appropriate archives for your research and what the procedures are for accessing collections. Gain experience handling rare materials from Duke’s Rubenstein Library and 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 begin with a lunch panel of graduate student researchers who will share the challenges and opportunities of their work in archives and special collections. 

This workshop is eligible for 2 hours of RCR credits. 

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, May 8, 2018
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Rubenstein Library 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)
West Campus
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