15 Years of NYU Commencements (Supercut)

We’re coming up on NYU’s 2017 Commencement ceremony, so we thought it fitting to arrange a little something special for you. The amazing team at NYU-TV rose to the challenge and put together this supercut of Commencement guests from the last 15 years. NYU has been honored to host Sonya Sotomayor (2012), Sherrilyn Ifill (2015), Alec Baldwin (2010), Hillary and Bill Clinton (2009 and 2011, respectively), and so many other amazing guests. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Nora Lambert and her team for putting this wonderful video together!

Upcoming Events at NYU Libraries: 5/15-5/19

NYU Libraries hosts events of all kinds across our many locations. This coming week, May 15th thought May 19th, we will be hosting the following event:

Richard Wormser – American Reds

Richard Wormser will screen and discuss his documentary American Reds on Tuesday, May 16th at the Tamiment Library. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the discussion. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required.

Time: 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Date: May 16, 2017
Location: Room 10-03, The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Floor 10 of Bobst Library

We also have a wide array of amazing classes and workshops. Make sure to check them out!

Service Alert: E-ZBorrow Temporarily Unavailable

Update: 5/11/17, 2:02 p.m.

E-ZBorrow service has been restored! You can once again place material requests directly through E-ZBorrow.

Update: 5/9/17, 6:08 p.m. 

We have received word that all universities using the E-ZBorrow system have been impacted by this outage. Restoration of service is estimated for late Thursday, May 8th, to early Friday, May 9th.  
We apologize for the continued disruption of service. 

The Libraries E-ZBorrow service is currently unavailable, and the E-ZBorrow catalog is inaccessible. This issue is being addressed by our team, and we will update you when we have further details. 

In the meantime, Libraries users can utilize our Interlibrary Loan service. We will transfer ILL requests to E-ZBorrow as soon as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience. 

Sign Up for Usability Testing with Our UX Team

The User Experience Department is kicking off our summer usability testing series. We’ll be testing our interfaces and services regularly, and we’d love you to be a participant for one of these tests! It’s flexible, is mostly done in person at Bobst Library though we can arrange for you to do it remotely (depending on the test).  And of course we provide a reward for your time! 

Sign up here. We’d love to have any and all members of the NYU community. 

New Databases: April 2017

The NYU Libraries regularly acquires new databases. Take a look at the new databases we added to our collection in April 2017:

  • BYU Corpora is a set of text corpora for linguistics and machine learning applications. The corpora at this site were created by Mark Davies, Professor of Linguistics at Brigham Young University. The corpora have many different uses, including: finding out how native speakers actually speak and write; finding the frequency of words, phrases, and collocates; looking at language variation and change; e.g. historical, dialects, and genres; gaining insight into culture; for example what is said about different concepts over time and in different countries; designing authentic language teaching materials and resources. This database contains access to the popular corpora Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) and Corpus of Historical American English (COHA), as well as News on the Web (NOW), Global Web-Based English (GloWbE), Wikipedia Corpus, and many others.
  • East India Company allows students and researchers to access a large collection of primary source documents from the India Office Records held by the British Library.
  • Gallup Respondent-Level Data: Gallup World Poll and U.S. Daily Tracking data at the respondent level provides a much-enhanced ability to trace connections between concepts and countries. Users can request extracts of the data behind Gallup’s products and get extracts that are generated by Data Services.