Library Course Reserves (ARes) Maintenance

Dear all,

Due to system maintenance, the course reserves system will be unavailable starting at 9:00 PM (CST) on November 22nd.

We expect ARes will be down until approximately 12:00 AM (CST) on November 23rd. We apologize for any inconvenience. For questions and assistance, please email shanghai.reserves@nyu.edu.

Best,
NYU Shanghai Library

Workshop This Week

This week (11/14-11/18), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).


  • The Literature Review

Finding resources for your literature review requires time, patience, and a good search strategy. In this workshop, we will discuss how to find, use, and navigate specialized databases to build your literature review.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

A Recap of Citation Month

This year the NYU Shanghai Library declared October as Citation Month. We celebrated giving credit to your sources with a series of different events.

Citation Clinics

The Library and ARC collaborated to hold six drop-in citation clinics. Each hour-long clinic was dedicated to citation support. Students joined us on Zoom and in person to ask librarians and ARC fellows for help with tricky citations – or just to have their reference list checked.

Citation Button Making

On Tuesday October 18, the Library set up a button making station where you created your own citation badge.

Citation and Formatting Flashcards

The Library and ARC shared weekly tips related to citing and formatting in APA, Chicago, and MLA style.

Download these flashcards from here: ARC’s Academic Handouts folder.

Citation Showdown

Through the last week of October, the Library held a showdown between citation styles, to find out what NYU Shanghai considered the best style.

A Faculty Advocate championed each style by sharing their top reasons their preferred style is the best.

The NYU Shanghai community cast votes by adding stickers to our citation wall under the style they consider best. When the votes were tallied on October 31st the winner was Chicago style, backed by Clinical Associate Professor Lin Chen.

APA Style: 15 stickers
MLA Style: 36 stickers
Chicago Style: 41 stickers

Congratulations, Chicago Style fans!

Thank you for participating in the Citation Month! We hope you get help, fun and a refreshing perspective on the citations.

Let us know your comments and suggestions. And good luck with your papers!

Workshop This Week

This week (11/07-11/11), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).


  • Essential Skills for Primary Source Research

Primary sources give you valuable insight into historical figures and events. Maps, diaries, newspapers, photographs, and other types of ephemera are both important and notoriously challenging to find. In this workshop, you’ll learn about special databases we subscribe to for primary source materials, and strategies for discovering and ethically using these resources from open-web repositories.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

The world will have a NEO-LIBRARY! – AI Art Open Call

Everyone can be an artist, I mean literally. Now just open the webpage, put your thoughts into words, and the machine will turn the texts into images. 

Using the latest text-to-image AI art engines, we invite you to create your own artwork based on the theme “Neo Library“. 

No clue what it means? That’s right, because we don’t either. Use your imagination and show us what a neo-library looks like. Go crazy, but be ethical. Don’t feel you have to associate a “library” with any existing images or ideas, or use the term “neo library” as the keyword. 

The Library supports your work with two local resources, Stable Diffusion and Disco Diffusion, using local GPUs and with accessible UI. Resources to get you started with understanding and working with these tools can be found here.

https://stable-diffusion.ritsdev.top/

https://disco-diffusion.ritsdev.top/

Benefits of using these local resources

  • Privacy: Your outputs are not stored on our servers. Remember to save them.
  • No limit: Try as much as you want. No worries about running out of GPU quota.
  • Much faster

Note!

If any of the websites start to act weirdly, simply refresh the tab, and open the website in a private window. If this does not solve the problem, email Utku (uet200@nyu.edu), our web developer. The websites are also open to suggestions. Report technical issues on https://github.com/uetuluk/disco-diffusion-ui/issues

 

Again, what is it?

An open call where you are free to post and vote for your favorite text-to-image AI generated art pieces.

How to do it?

How to win?

Upload your work and invite your friends to vote for it: https://neolibrary.ritsdev.top/

Your creation may be selected to be the banner on the Library’s website or to be displayed on the digital screens in the new library space at Qiantan campus. Our expert judge is Assistant Arts Professor of Visual Arts Monika Lin. Others will also have chances to win prizes, including the most active contributors, and the creators of the most popular pieces.

Excited? I am! 

Questions? Need help? Just want to talk about it? Reach out to us via shanghai.library@nyu.edu, or meet in person.