Ithaca, NY On your next digital break click here to be inspired: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/collections/. Among many fascinting Duke University Digital Collections the casual web visitor will find gems such as thousands of vintage television commercials from the 1950s - 1980s in the Ad Views collection (http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews/), and Deena Stryker Photographs, 1963 - 1964 (http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/stryker/?facet=Spatial_Coverage%3DHavana+%28Cuba+%3A+Province%29) which provide historic views of Cuban life in a time of political change.
These are just two examples from vast collections of digital resources (http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/) made accessible by Duke University Libraries, a DuraSpace Gold sponsor. Holdings span art, science, medicine, history, politics and more in text, images, audio and video formats that can be easily accessed via the Web.
The Digital Collections blog highlights new offerings and provides context and additional information about Duke University Libraries online resources: http://blogs.library.duke.edu/digital-collections/.
A new exhibit, "Generation Loss" (http://blogs.library.duke.edu/preservation/2012/05/16/new-exhibit-whats-missing-from-your-video-history/) calls attention to what’s missing from our shared video history. It calls attention to the large quantity of at-risk audio and visual materials that are held by libraries, public organizations and individuals, and explains factors that contribute to deterioration and loss. The exhibit is open at the Perkins/Bostock Library on the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina.