Month: March 2016

Invitation to participate: Web Hosting Pilot

NYU Web HostingNYU Libraries is offering a Web Hosting Pilot, powered by Reclaim Hosting, to provide pilot users with access to flexible web space and customizable hosting platforms, including Omeka, WordPress, Scalar, as well as command line and FTP access to make changes to core web development technologies such as MySQL, PHP and Python.  This Web Hosting Pilot, offered from January 2016 to December 2016 supports teaching, learning, and research and is designed to explore the potential uses and benefits of this web hosting solution.

To request to participate in this Web Hosting Pilot, fill out the Digital Scholarship Services webform and select “I want to make an appointment for:Web Hosting Pilot.”

Fair Use Week 2016

Slide from "Figuring Out Fair Use" by April Hathcock

Slide from “Figuring Out Fair Use” by April Hathcock

February 23-26 was Fair Use Week, an annual celebration sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries to highlight the power of fair use for facilitating scholarship and research using copyrighted materials. At NYU, we held two workshops on “Figuring Out Fair Use,” led by Scholarly Communications Librarian, April Hathcock.

The purpose of the sessions was to provide an overview of fair use and the many ways it can be employed for research at NYU, particularly in the realm of digital scholarship. Focus was centered on the reuse of internet images and video, an increasingly common area of fair use in digital research.

For those who missed the workshops last month, there will be another on March 23 at 3pm, so be sure to register.

And as always, for any copyright or fair use questions or concerns, consult the Copyright Research Guide, email the Fair Use Listserv, or contact us to schedule a consultation.


Nice work: Collaborating with the UX Team

For an Open Access Books project that I manage with NYU Press and Digital Library Technology Services, I recently had a successful collaboration with our Libraries’ User Experience (UX) team. We are building a platform using a new software called Readium, and wanted some assessment of our site’s interface and functions. Members of the UX team–led by Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit, with Iris Bierlein and Maithilee Nargundkar–created an efficient process to give us some very specific and helpful recommendations. See below for details.

NYU Press’s Open Access Book Site Made Strides With UX Team

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