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 […]
As NYU faculty work through the summer to prepare their course materials for the fall semester, it is important to keep in mind the ways in which fair use can be used to provide research materials to students.
Research data management has received attention given new guidelines regarding access and sharing of funded data creation.
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.
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.
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.
The Digital Studio, a collaboration of NYU Libraries and Information Technology Services, 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.
Recent years have seen a steady increase in the number of online tools intended to facilitate access to and organization of information. 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.
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 knowledge.