Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is a publicly available digital library of public domain Arabic language content. In November 2017 The United Arab Emirates joined the project and after an initial training period the National Archives were well placed to begin
The NYU Spatial Data Repository now contains more collections of local data from Abu Dhabi and the UAE. The newly added data includes locations of community facilities in Abu Dhabi—such as mosques, schools, and health centers—and UAE statistical and location
When I tell people I am the geospatial data services librarian at NYUAD I usually follow with an explanatory statement like, “That means I work with maps.” While I do work with maps of all kinds, that simple statement does not capture all of the ways I can be a partner in geospatial research and teaching.
During the Fall 2017 semester, the CDS has been hosting three of Professor David Wrisley’s research assistants, all of whom are doing work on his various digital humanities projects. The first project is a continuation of his Linguistic Landscapes of
We’ve had an exciting few weeks in the CDS working with Digital Content Manager, Melitte Buchman, from the New York campus and the National Archives here in Abu Dhabi. Melitte, along with Rebecca from the CDS, spent several days at
The CDS technology series continued with a visit from New York Faculty member Danielle Ompad Associate Professor, College of Global Public Health. Danie and Instructional Designer Sharon Kay reached out the CDS to help assist in making 6 short instructional videos whilst Danie was
This hands on session led by Rebecca Pittam, Academic Technology Specialist, Nicholas Martin, Librarian for Archives and Special Collections, David Wrisley, Visiting Associate Professor of Digital Humanities and Matt Sumner, Data Services Librarian, explored creating digital images of archival maps of
As part of our effort to highlight interesting work being done by our faculty, we will occasionally write posts that feature NYUAD faculty using technology in creative ways in their research and teaching. The CDS Teaching with Technology Series: Rachel Brulé Assistant
“Heritage and national identity are closely connected. Throughout the past 45 years, the UAE has gone through very rapid changes and development. All the while, it has been very much engaged in bridging its past with its present and future.”
What is the Digital Humanities Meet Up? It is an informal get together for anyone interested in, or just curious about, the digital humanities. It is co-sponsored by the NYU Abu Dhabi Center for Digital Scholarship and the Division of
Looking for a list of tools that can help you with the research process, or in developing posters for conferences, or to visualize your data? Check out this great list of resources (some free!) that our friends at Gallatin created:
One of the many services the Center for Digital Scholarship provides is access to high-quality preservation equipment, including flatbed and film negative scanners, and skilled staff that can help scholars use them. Recently, a team working with Theater Professor Ruben
Video courtesy of the Instructional Video Module team in New York. Incorporating instructional videos into the classroom as a supplement for teaching can have several benefits on student learning. Commonly called Blended Learning or the Flipped Classroom model, using media
Arabic Collections Online, sponsored by NYU Abu Dhabi, is a mass digitization project that aims to provide full-text access to thousands of Arabic language titles online, for free. The project is a collaborative effort among six university libraries, who have
Photography in Turkey dates back to the 1840s. Initially promoted by studios such as those of Abdullah Frères, and Sabah and Joaillier, photography quickly became popular and widespread throughout the country: this is evident in the rapid rise in the number of
The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) celebrates its first birthday this month! A year ago we opened our doors to NYUAD faculty and in doing so launched a new space and suite of services not previously available at the university.
After several months of backwards and forwards the giant 1.3 x 3m sign is finally up in the CDS. Special thanks to Marin Devine, Graphic Designer here at NYUAD and also to hypsos from Dubai for the printing and installation.
During the fall semester, the CDS held a series of workshops related to digital tools and technologies. We scheduled sessions on a variety of topics, including data services tools such as Qualtrics, Stata and ArcGIS, introductory sessions on shooting video and
Patents are an important topic for many scientists on campus. For that reason a Patent Research Lecture Series was held on 14-17 September 2014, in collaboration with Science & Engineering Librarian Amani Magid. The series was presented by Rachel Pilloff