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Hack Dibner

A technology and design competition

Useful Resources

The resources below are ones previous teams have used in Hack Dibner.  Since you have the freedom to explore this problem in your own way, every year is different!  If you think of resources or data you'd like to see, talk to the mentors.  We're always happy to add more resources to this list.

Databases

Related Books and Journals

Existing information

Dibner Library Floor Plans

3rd floor

2016 Floor Plan (3rd Floor)   

2016 3rd floor plan with current noise level zones (i.e. this is what our signage says in each area)

1988 Floor Plan (3rd Floor)  This plan shows a scale (1/16" : 1'0").

4th floor

2016 Floor Plan (4th Floor)    

2016 4th floor plan with current noise level zones (i.e. this is what our signage says in each area)

1988 Floor Plan (4th Floor)  This plan shows a scale (1/16" : 1'0"). 

Total seat count in Dibner Library is 600.

 

Email the Library Mentors for:

Catalog information

Ask-A-Librarian Chat log data

More recent occupancy counts

Websites and apps

Open Access Repositories & Code

code4lib isn’t entirely about code or libraries. It is a volunteer-driven collective of hackers, designers, architects, curators, catalogers, artists and instigators from around the world, who largely work for and with libraries, archives and museums on technology “stuff.”

GitHub 

Open Science Framework (OSF)

 

User Experience (UX) and Design

User experience What and Why?

Design Kit: Human-Centered Design

Design for America resources

 

Assessing library spaces

University of Washington Libraries used Tableau Public to conduct a space assessment for their library

Suma is an open-source, mobile-based assessment tool for collecting and analyzing usage of physical spaces

 

QR Codes

QR Code Generator

 

Free 3D Design Software

SketchUp

 

Free Decibel Reader Apps

Sound Meter (Google Play)

Decibel X (Apple)

 

United States Access Board--ADA Accessibility guidelines

https://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/about-the-ada-standards/background/adaag

Library Mentors

Lindsay Anderberg  Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Librarian         

landerberg@nyu.edu

 

Matthew Frenkel  Engineering Librarian                                                   

matthew.frenkel@nyu.edu

 

Just ask for us at the front desk. 

Remember, a consultation with us will not only improve your project, it will earn you one bonus point!

Additional Research Guides

On campus resources