NYU Fales Library & Special Collections Event on 10/12: The Lasting Impact of Gay Men on Food (4-6pm)

Please join NYU’s Fales Library & Special Collections, the Steinhardt Department of Nutrition & Food Studies, and Clark Wolf for:

The Lasting Impact of Gay Men on Food: 
James Beard, Richard Olney, and Craig Claiborne at least  . . .
This panel discussion moderated by Clark Wolf, a food and restaurant consultant, will feature panelists:
John Birdsall, Writer & Beard Award Recipient ’14, ’16
Mitchell Davis (STEINHARDT ’09), Executive VP, James Beard Foundation
Krishnendu Ray, Chair, NYU’s Department of Nutrition & Food Studies
Mayukh Sen, Staff Writer, MUCHIES, Vice Media
Lukas Volger, Editorial Director, Jarry Magazine

The event will be held in the Fales Library & Special Collections on the 3rd floor of Bobst Library (70 Washington Square South, New York, New York) on Thursday, October 12th from 4:006:00pm.  Please RSVP to libraries-fales-events@nyu.edu to attend.  

HathiTrust Research Center Text Mining and Analysis Workshop

Bobst Library Room 743
Monday, October 16th, 2017
Registration: http://nyu.libcal.com/event/3569768

This workshop will introduce attendees to the HathiTrust Research Center’s tools and services for utilizing the massive HathiTrust Digital Library in computational text analysis. The HTRC leverages the scope and scale of HathiTrust Digital Library’s holdings to allow researchers the opportunity to perform text data mining. The workshop will be broken into two sessions, morning and afternoon. Topics that will be covered include:

  • How the HTRC makes HathiTrust volumes available for text mining.
  • How to identify relevant volumes and build worksets (collections) of content for analysis.
  • How to use HTRC off-the-shelf tools for text analysis and visualization.
  • How to access HathiTrust data and metadata via provided APIs, request procedures, and open datasets.

The workshop will be led by Eleanor Dickson, ‎HathiTrust Research Center Digital Humanities Specialist at the University of Illinois, and Leanne Nay, Digital Engagement Librarian at the University of Indiana.

Registration is required for the workshop: http://nyu.libcal.com/event/3569768

There will be a follow up individual consultations session on Tuesday, October 17th, 9:00 am for participants in the workshop who need further guidance on a specific HTRC project that they are engaged with.

For those who are currently conducting research using text-as-data and data-mining projects using HathiTrust’s holdings, we will be hosting a lightning-talk session over the workshop lunch hour break on Monday, 12-2 pm. If you are interested in presenting a brief, 5-minute overview of your HTRC-based research, please indicate this on the registration form. The workshop will try to accommodate as many presenters as possible given time restraints.

Please contact digital.scholarship@nyu.edu with any questions.

Closure Alert: NYC NYU Libraries Closed for Labor Day 2017

All NYU Libraries in New York City will be closed this coming Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day. Our Ask a Librarian reference service will also be unavailable during that time. 
The Libraries will re-open on Tuesday, September 5th, and Ask a Librarian service will resume on Tuesday as well. If you need to know when a particular library is re-opening, check our hours posted online.  

New Databases: August 2017

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

  • AccessPhysiotherapy from McGraw-Hill Medical is devoted exclusively to the study, instruction, and practice of physical therapy. Updated regularly, this comprehensive online physiotherapy resource integrates leading physical therapy textbooks, procedure and exercise videos, image galleries, self-assessment tools, and a unique cadaver dissection tool.
  • LIS Scholarship Archive Preprints is a free, open source archive of articles and scholarship associated with library science and related disciplines.
  • MedOne Neurosurgery is the comprehensive source for neurosurgical content. It provides a fully searchable database of hundreds of e-books; step-by-step instructions for core procedures; cases with management and follow-up tips; and thousands of images and surgical videos.