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? You can take a trip through the history of Washington Square Park, NYU buildings, and the surrounding neighborhood by visiting the Washington Square Photo Collection.
Digital Library Technology Services
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.
Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS) recently augmented an online collection of documents related to the Sylvester Manor in Long Island, the home of the original European settlers on Shelter Island in eastern Long Island, built in 1652. Parts of the collection have been digitized and made available before. Now, with a grant from the Gardiner […]
One of the most exciting digital developments in the world of scholarship and research is the ability to scan and archive texts and make them available online. The NYU Libraries currently host thousands upon thousands of e-books, millions of full-text articles, and access to thousands of e-journal publications. Recently, a group of researchers at NYU and other universities added their own efforts to the pool of knowledge by making some 10,000 titles available—all online, and all in Arabic.