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Upcoming Talk at Bobst: Doing Science in the Open: 9/19

“Doing Science in the Open” by Michael Nielsen, Ph.D.

Monday, September 19, 2011 (please RSVP below)


Bobst Library, 2nd floor, AFC Avery Room

On Monday, Sept 19, the Coles Science Center and the NYU Libraries Information Futures Group present “Doing Science in the Open” by Michael Nielsen, PhD. In this talk, Dr. Nielsen will describe some leading-edge projects to show how online tools can radically change and improve science (using projects in Mathematics and Citizen Science as examples). He will talk about why these tools haven’t spread to all corners of science, and how we can change that.

Michael Nielsen is an internationally known scientist who helped pioneer the field of quantum computation. His book about open science, Reinventing Discovery, will be published by Princeton University Press in October 2011.

Refreshments will be served.

**RSVP required: http://tinyurl.com/scienceRSVP

For more information, please contact Margaret Smith <margaret.smith@nyu.edu>

Fall 2011 Grad Student Library Classes

Hello from the NYU Libraries:

As the fall semester kicks off, we’re offering our annual series of Graduate Student workshops where you can learn everything from how to organize your bibliographies, to how to track down those tricky citations, to how to be a more effective research assistant (and much more). For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, go to:

–> http://library.nyu.edu/grads

You can also get the new school year started right by joining us at our Annual Graduate Student Reception. It is a great opportunity to meet your subject librarian, as well as mingle with your fellow graduate students over some complimentary food and drinks. We will be giving away NYU Bookstore gift certificates to three lucky attendees. The reception will take place:

–> Thursday, September 15th, 6:00-7:30, 6th floor North Reading Room, Bobst library

Please RSVP by going to http://library.nyu.edu/grads

We have been working hard over the past few years to expand and improve our services and spaces to fit your needs, and we hope you’ll help us keep improving.

We look forward to meeting you and wish you the best of luck this semester!

— The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

Survey on Graduate Student Space in Bobst

Graduate Students: We want your feedback!

We’ve been working hard over the past few years at creating services that meet your needs, as well as creating spaces in Bobst Library that support your work.

Please take a short (5-10 minute) survey to tell us what you think of the changes we’ve been making.


Your responses will be kept only in aggregate, and you can answer the questions anonymously, though you will also have the option to leave your contact information if you’d like to participate further.


NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group


Graduate Student Spaces in Bobst Library

Looking for a place to do your work? Bobst Library has a variety of spaces to fit your needs.

Please see our guide to locate a space that matches your preferred research environment:


Be sure to check out our reservable graduate collaborative rooms. These rooms come in a variety of sizes, from small 1-2 person rooms, to 4-6 person rooms, to rooms that hold 10-12. To reserve a graduate collaborative room, please go here:


— The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

Bobst Launches LibX (Browser Extension for Researchers & Scholars)

Bobst library has recently launched a web browser plugin which “lets scholars connect to resources offered by their library.” According to a recent article published in Connect, NYU’s Information Technology newsletter, “The NYU version of LibX allows you to:

  • Access NYU’s collection of books and electronic resources alongside search results in Google, Yahoo Search, Amazon, and WorldCat
  • Highlight text on any web page and search for the highlighted term in NYU Libraries’ resources; a simple right-click of the mouse enables you to search BobCat, NYU databases, WorldCat and more”

LibX also embeds an NYU search button in your browser, “making it a simple matter to conduct a keyword search of Bobcat for the desired item.”

For more information on LibX, check out the full article, here: http://www.nyu.edu/its/connect/w11/libx.html

The LibX plugin can be downloaded from the library website, here: http://nyu.libguides.com/tools