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Thursday, January 7, 2016

187,000 New Digital Items At New York Public Library: Maps, Postcards, Illustrations, Photographs, More

The New York Public Library's Remarkable New Digital Collection

A new online trove contains more than 187,000 maps, postcards, etchings, engravings, photographs, prints, illustrations, and more—all on the web, and freely available for anyone to use.

Adrienne LaFrance | January 6, 2016

Oh, hello, my new favorite Internet rabbit hole. The New York Public library has digitized more than 187,000 images, all in the public domain—meaning they’re freely available for anyone to use. And not just that: They’re organized beautifully.
This is a big deal at a time when libraries and other institutions are still trying to figure out how to make their collections digitally accessible.


<more at; related links: (Free for All: NYPL Enhances Public Domain Collections For Sharing and Reuse. January 5, 2016) and (New York Public Library Digital Collections website)>

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