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Friday, July 24, 2015

Crowdsourcing a Digital Project: New York Public Library

How the NY Public Library Crowdsources Digital Innovation

William Fenton | July 23, 2015

Like most public institutions, the New York Public Library is chronically underfunded. However, shoestring staffing has not slowed the breakneck pace at which NYPL Labs releases new digital projects. NYPL Labs offers a model for public institutions around the country: Trust your patrons. Thanks to shrewd application of crowdsourcing initiatives, NYPL Labs has produced innovative online projects ranging from maps to menus.

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