NYU Libraries Launches NYU Digital Scholarship Services

NYU Libraries recently launched Digital Scholarship Services (DSS), a new service that helps NYU faculty and students incorporate digital scholarship tools and methods into their research and teaching. As digital scholarship in general and digital humanities in particular become more prevalent, DSS helps scholars create cutting-edge research in their fields. More →

Mapping Data with Geographic Information Systems

Many NYU students and faculty currently use GIS technology in their research and coursework. Cultural history classes analyze the migration patterns of New York’s immigrant groups, marine biology classes record soil and water samples to see their effect on local ecology, and classes in public health compare the epidemiology of infectious diseases in different areas More →

NYU Libraries Data Services: GIS Day at NYU

Geographic information systems (GIS) allow us to take spatial data from various sources, overlay map layers, analyze and model the data, and visualize the results in maps, reports, and charts. As a research institution, NYU has a growing community that is using GIS to gain new insights in a wide range of fields. More →

The Digital Studio: NYU’s Front Door for Technology and Scholarship

The Digital Studio, a collaboration of NYU Libraries and Information Technology Services, is located on the fifth floor of Bobst Library in an area known as the Research Commons. The Digital Studio offers a wide range of services in support of research and instruction, including video and audio capture; production and publication; live audio and video capture; and photo, slide, and text scanning. More →

Introducing NYU’s New Spatial Data Repository

The GIS services at the DSS support teaching, learning, and research with geospatial technology across the University. The Spatial Data Repository (SDR) is a welcome addition to the GIS services long provided by the Data Service Studio (and previously by ITS Statistical Computing). More →

Survey Sampling & Software

This article is a brief introduction to survey sampling theory, and a look at two popular statistical packages (SUDAAN and Stata’s “svy”) available at the Data Service Studio that allow researchers to use datasets created by sampling. Survey sampling is a large and complex subject, so to give it some context, this article will begin by highlighting three research projects, their associated datasets, and the research issues that led to their creation. More →