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The New York Public Library Digitizes Early American History

April 6, 2012 by

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From the NYPL Announcement: Thousands of historical documents at The New York Public Library – including material handwritten by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and papers from authors such as Mark Twain – will soon be accessible to the public online, thanks in large part due to a generous gift of $500,000 from The Polonsky […]

WSJ: The Changing Culture of the New York Public Library

April 5, 2012 by

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Note: We’ve updated this post (at the bottom) with a link to a recent keynote lecture (video) by Anthony Grafton. It’s titled, “The Transforming Book”. From an WSJ “Ideas” Blog Post: Anthony Grafton, a professor of history at Princeton and past president of the American Historical Association, is distressed when he contemplates the changes afoot […]

Processing the Timothy Leary Papers at the New York Public Library

March 27, 2012 by

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A new blog post by Jennifer Ulrich, Specialist, Manuscripts and Archives Division at the NYPL. The post includes several pictures. Ulrich writes: People ask me what my work entails as I process the Timothy Leary papers. As I pore through the boxes, I am faced with over 400 linear ft. of material created and collected […]

New York Public Library and FIT Archives Launch Digital Archive of Historic Fashion Drawings and Sketches

March 9, 2012 by

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From The NY Times: After two years of planning, the Picture Collection of the New York Public Library and the Special Collections & FIT Archives of the Fashion Institute of Technology Library have recently started a digital archive of fashion drawings and sketches by André Fashion Studios, The collection, André Studios 1930-1941: Fashion Drawings & […]

Indianapolis Public Library Plans to Restore Some Hours at All Branches & Some 2011 Indy Library Statistics

February 24, 2012 by

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From The Indianapolis Star: During the first full year of reduced hours at Indianapolis library branches, visits nose-dived 22 percent. Patrons checked out 12 percent fewer books and other items. But new Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes aims to reverse last year’s drops — in large part by restoring about two-thirds of cuts made […]

Fashion Institute of Technology and NYPL to Unveil Online Fashion Information and Image Portal

February 20, 2012 by

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From a METRO* Announcement: An event and formal launched is scheduled to take place next week in NYC. Details here. Background This digitized collection of 5,415 fashion drawings and sketches produced by André Fashion Studios between 1930 and 1941 is the result of a partnership between the Picture Collection of The New York Public Library […]