RSVP for More Than a Meal on 12/1: The Development of Japanese School Lunch

Please join us for the upcoming unCOMMON Salon Series @ the Research Commons:

More Than a Meal: The Development of Japanese School Lunch

Alexis Agliano Sanborn, an independent Japanese and Food Studies researcher and project coordinator at the NYU U.S.-Asia Law institute, will discuss how Japanese school lunch is a vehicle that forges connections with community and society, ultimately contributing to students’ understanding of themselves and the world around them. Achieving reliable standards in food and curriculum quality, the local and national government, nutritionists, school administrators and staff have unintentionally created a growing soft power. This lecture will examine the history and enduring legacy of Japanese school lunch, and how simple meals have become a culinary representation of society.

When: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Where: Bobst Library | 5th Floor Research Commons | Media Viewing Area

Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!
RSVP here

This Salon is sponsored by the Bobst Library Reference Departments (Business & Government Documents, Coles Science Center, and Social Sciences & Humanities Reference Center)

GIS Day 2016 at NYU is Coming!

NYU Libraries invites you to join us at GIS Day 2016! This is an amazing event on all things GIS mapping, aiming to foster GIS community by bringing awareness about the value of using GIS tools in research as well as teaching and learning. The event will showcase geospatial resources at NYU, featuring cutting edge tools and services offered by Data Services, and exhibit some of the exciting geospatial and applied research taking place at NYU.

When: Wednesday, November 16th, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bobst Library 5th floor Research Commons, New York campus (Abu Dhabi and Shanghai locations to be announced)

Light refreshments will be served. 

This is a free event, but don’t forget to register. We’ll see you there!

Register Now for GIS Day 2016 at Data Services

gis-day-logo-szWorld GIS Day takes place on Wednesday, November 16th, and Data Services will be celebrating with a range of exciting mapping displays, our famous Augmented Reality Sandbox, and our annual mapping competition. Dust off your most cherished StoryMap, ArcGIS, QGIS, and Carto maps and get them entered in the competition so you can compete for fabulous prizes. Attend our speaker series to find out about the latest in GIS related technology and research, and browse map displays from your fellow researchers and those active in the NYC spatial research community.

GIS Day at NYU’s Data Services takes place between 12 and 5 pm in the Bobst 5th Floor Data Services/Digital Studio common area. Come join us!

To register, click here. For full details, check out the official GIS Day 2016 Data Services Site.

Trial Databases

NYU Libraries always has a number of databases we’re testing out with our community to see whether we’d like to acquire them for our collections.

Here’s the direct link to our trial databases.

If you’d like to regularly take a look at our trial databases, you can do so by visiting and selecting the “Articles & Databases” tab in our search interface, and then select the “Trial Databases” link under the “Content Specific Databases” section of the page.