major news: IFB and NYU libraries to collaborate 03.25.2008, 12:46 PM
posted by ben vershbow
A couple of weeks ago, I alluded to a new institutional partnership that's been in the works for some time. Well I'm thrilled to officially announce that the we are joining forces with the NYU Division of Libraries!
From Carol A. Mandel, dean of the NYU Libraries. "IFB is a thought leader in the future of scholarly communication. We will work together to develop new software and new options that faculty can use to publish, review, share, and collaborate at NYU and in the larger academic community."
A basic breakdown of what this means:
-? NYU is now our technical home. All IFB sites are running out of there with IT support from the NYU Libraries' top-notch team.
-? Bob, Dan and I will serve as visiting scholars at NYU.
-? With recently secured NEH digital humanities start-up funding (along with other monies yet to be raised), we will work with the NYU digital library team, headed by James Bullen, to develop social networking tools and infrastructure for MediaCommons. This will serve as applied research for digital tools and frameworks that NYU is presently developing.
-? We will work with NYU librarians, with the digital library team, and with Monica McCormick, the Libraries' program officer for digital scholarly publishing, to create forums for collaboration and to develop specific projects and digital initiatives with NYU faculty, and possibly NYU Press.
Needless to say, we're tremendously excited about this partnership. Things are still being set up but expect more news in the weeks and months ahead.
Chris Meade Overleaf on March 26, 2008 4:55 AM:
It feels rather wonderful to be sitting here in London feeling myself attached to New York in this more formal way. Great news.
manan on March 26, 2008 8:12 AM:
Great news and congratulations to everyone!
sol gaitan on March 28, 2008 1:46 PM:
Having spent so many wonderful years researching at NYU's library, I'm thrilled, and curious, to see what happens when two favorite institutions collaborate. Break a (virtual) leg!