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.

Link Listing, October 30

How We Moved 34,000 WIRED Pages to One Site in 9 Hours An introduction to Wired magazine’s tool for excavating their archived website data (Inspiring to see others wrangle through this process and come out the other side with something smart and usable.)   Write Like You Talk Here’s a simple trick for getting more people to read what you write: […]

Meet & Greet: Maithilee Nargundkar

We are excited to announce a new addition to the UX department. Maithilee Nargundkar is joining us as a Quantitative User Experience Specialist this fall.   Maithilee is currently pursuing her master’s in Social & Consumer Psychology at NYU.  With her quantitative analytical experience and psychology training she brings a new perspective and value to […]

Bibliographic Metadata Lecture and Workshop Wrap-up

Last week, NYU Libraries hosted Molly O’Hagan Hardy, Digital Humanities Curator at the American Antiquarian Society. After giving a public lecture discussing some of the theoretical aspects of using bibliographic metadata in digital humanities projects, Hardy led a workshop the following day that taught graduate students some of the skills and methods for utilizing bibliographic metadata in their own research. The events marked a successful beginning to the Polonsky Foundation Graduate Student Workshops in Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods series, which is supported by a grant to the Graduate School of Arts and Science by the Polonsky Foundation.