Next Friday: Columbia Digital Centers Tour with ASIS&T Pratt

ASIS&T Pratt is going on a tour of the Columbia University Digital Centers.  It will be on *Friday, March 30th at 3:00pm.*  If you have the time, I think you’ll really enjoy seeing what the Digital Humanities Center, the Digital Social Science Center, and the Digital Science Center are doing to support their respective fields of digital scholarship.

If you have an interest in academic or research libraries, this will be a great opportunity to see libraries supporting the present and future of research in different disciplines.  Even if you are not leaning towards academic libraries, the way that the digital centers use cutting-edge technology and physical space to support their patron’s interests will make for a very interesting and informative tour.  The Columbia University Libraries are one of the premier research institutions in New York City and they hold the third-largest academic library collection in the nation.

The tour will begin in the Digital Humanities Center in Butler Library at 3pm.
ASIS&T Pratt officer Bethany Edwards is organizing the tour; you can meet her in the following locations:

Butler Library, by skinnylawyer, CC BY-SA 2.0

2:20-2:30 – Pratt Manhattan Campus, 6th floor.  Bethany will be in the common area wearing a red hat.
2:55pm – Outside the main entrance of Butler Library (535 West 114th St., New York, NY 10027). Bethany will be near the doors, still wearing a red hat.

Directions to Columbia’s Butler Library:
Take the 1 train to 113th Street/Columbia University.  If you are coming from downtown, Pratt, or Brooklyn, the 2 train is express (faster) from 14th street to 96th street, but at 96th street you must get off the 2 and take the 1 train to 113th street.  Enter the campus through the iron gates and turn right when the sidewalks begin to split off in different directions.  Butler is the large, central building with philosophers on the front of it.

If you are interested in the tour or have questions, please email Bethany at asistpratt [at] gmail [dot] com


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