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 →

Bringing Arabic Books to the Digital World

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. 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 →

Introducing LibX

Recent years have seen a steady increase in the number of online tools intended to facilitate access to and organization of information. Some of these tools are focused on helping researchers manage the rapidly expanding universe of bibliographic and other scholarly data. Libraries—including NYU—have been working hard to simplify the management of research and bibliographic data though software and web-based solutions; this article focuses on LibX, a web browser extension that has proven useful to many NYU scholars. More →

Digital Scholarly Publishing

What can “digital scholarly publishing” mean at NYU? It is commonplace to say that we are in a period of extraordinarily rapid innovation, with new multimedia forms and tools—blogs, wikis, micro-communication services like Twitter, and image- and video-sharing services like Flickr and YouTube—offering novel ways for scholars to share their knowledge. Academic journals have largely moved online, and e-books are now poised to transform how textbooks and scholarly books are published and read. More →

The New BobCat

In July 2008, NYU Libraries introduced a new version of BobCat, coming one step closer. Powered by ExLibris’ Primo, new BobCat represents the cutting edge of library catalogs and offers people the “onestop shopping” search and features they have grown accustomed to when using sites such as Google and Amazon. This article will provide a brief behind-the-scenes look at BobCat and highlight new features and functionality. More →