Did you know there was a time when the NYU Physics Lab was heated by a potbelly stove in the middle of the classroom? Or that the majority of the University was at one time contained in a single building, called the University Building, that used to stand where the modern-day Silver Center now sits? You can take a trip back through the history of Washington Square Park, the NYU buildings around it, and the surrounding neighborhood by visiting the Washington Square Photo Collection, curated by Digital Library Technology Services.
SensusAccess is a self-service solution that automates the conversion of documents into a range of alternative formats. The service can be used to convert otherwise inaccessible documents such as image-only pdf files or scanned images into more accessible formats. This service is best used for personal or course-related materials. For public University content, such as […]
Read&Write is a an easy-to-use toolbar for Windows, Mac, and a variety of tablets which reads digital content aloud. The tool also offers features to improve reading comprehension, understand unfamiliar words with text and picture dictionaries, and develop writing skills with word prediction. For support, see the Read&Write website or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYU’s Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS) in partnership with the Internet Archive and Tisch School of the Arts Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, has created an archive of the websites of contemporary music composers. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this seeks to go beyond indexing and archiving the sites. It’s aim is also to reengineer web crawling tools to enable them to better capture high-quality streaming audio and video materials, so that the entire record of a composer’s site can be preserved.
NYU IT is pleased to announce a new feature that reduces the number of digits required to place calls between most NYU global locations. Instead of having to dial the full telephone number, you can now use the destination location’s new two-digit prefix, followed by the 5-digit extension of the NYU phone you’re calling.
The 2018 HackNYU hackathon took place over the weekend of March 24-25. Out of 81 final submissions and 501 participants, there were 16 winners across categories such as Assistive Technology, Educational Technology, Healthcare, and Sustainability & Social Impact, as well as recognitions awarded by event sponsors.
The NYU IT High Performance Computing (HPC ) group is now piloting an OpenStack cluster service. The pilot, a collaboration between NYU IT Research Technology and the ViDA project, provides local/private cloud services, enabling NYU researchers to deploy and use fully customized research computing environments. OpenStack eliminates the need to purchase and deploy local departmental […]
As part of its ongoing mission to remain at the cutting edge of high performance computing (HPC) and provide the best resources for researchers whose projects require HPC services, NYU IT’s HPC group, part of Research Technology, has recently undertaken significant expansion of its offerings. In particular, the HPC group is building a foundation to […]
“Probably Chelsea,” a touring art installation by Heather Dewey-Hagborg, uses DNA from Chelsea Manning to generate facial models, which were then 3D printed on equipment at the LaGuardia Studio. Manning was sentenced to prison for passing government secrets to WikiLeaks and was later pardoned by President Barack Obama. The exhibit and the models produced at the LaGuardia Studio were also featured on the Getty Images site.
Highly detailed LiDAR data about Dublin, Ireland, collected by NYU professor Debra F. Laefer and stored as part of NYU Data Services’ Spatial Data Repository is featured in the “Explore” pages of the February 2018 issue of National Geographic. This data represents the highest-resolution mapping of a densely populated urban area ever collected. This Technology […]