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Book Recommendations on Node.js and React

Looking for a new book to read this month? Check out this monthly list of 100 books chosen by NYPL staff members on Staff Picks. Choose an age category, choose one or more themes that interest you to further filter the list, and then choose a book or ebook to borrow from NYPL.

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Online Research: Where to Start

The New York Public Library has a huge selection of online content to help with your research, whether it's finding a single article, tracing a family tree, writing a dissertation, or anything in between. Read More ›

NYPL @ ITP Innovation Lab

NYPL has digitized hundreds of thousands of objects and artifacts. How can we better integrate these into exhibitions and other experiences in physical spaces? On July 15 – 17, 2015, we had the fantastic opportunity to ask that question of participants in the first ever ITP Innovation Lab. Read More ›

Unit Testing AngularJS Modules

The front-end team in the Digital Experience department encourages testing the code we write so we can deploy quality applications. This post will focus on setting up any AngularJS module's environment for unit testing, adding mocked data, setting up coverage for the source code, and using ES6 for the source and unit tests.Read More ›

The Transformation of nypl.org

We need to rebuild, redesign, and reorganize. We’ve launched a web redevelopment project that will take us into next year and allow us to begin offering new interfaces, new online tools, and new ways for you to interact with NYPL.Read More ›

Podcast #64: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bitcoin

This week on The New York Public Library Podcast, we're pleased to share this conversation between New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, Bitcoin Chief Scientist Gavin Andresen, New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper, and venture capitalist Fred Wilson. The four discuss all things Bitcoin.Read More ›

The Internet Loves Digital Collections: April 2015

What was the most viewed image on NYPL's Digital Collections platform in April 2015?Read More ›

Upgrading Front-End Apps to AngularJS 1.3

When the Digital Experience team began working on updating the Research Divisions page, we decided to use the newer AngularJS 1.3 version. When we decided to upgrade from the 1.2 version to the 1.3 version for the larger Locations project, the front-end team ran into large code changes, different coding styles, and best practice decisions we had to discuss.Read More ›

Ten Tech Tips for Teens

March 8–14, 2015 is Teen Tech Week, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Organization. In the spirit of the week, we would like to share some information for teens about devices, software, and internet resources.Read More ›

Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: How You Can Help

The Schomburg Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will give patrons the tools to edit the popular online encyclopedia, with the goal of making black life more visible within its pages. If you can't attend in person there are still ways that you can participate wherever you are.Read More ›

Reference Service in the Digital Age

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AngularJS E2E Testing for the New Locations Section

The new Locations section of nypl.org is built with AngularJS. To test the correctness of the site and user interaction, we ran end-to-end (E2E) tests using Protractor. This is a brief overview of how we used Protractor to run E2E tests on the Locations application.Read More ›

Our Improved Locations Finder—Now In Beta

With thousands of people every day trying to find or planning to visit one of over 90 NYPL branches, the Locations section is the most heavily visited part of the website after the homepage. We’ve been testing our new version internally for a couple of months now and we’re ready to open it up to the public for beta testing.Read More ›

Booktalking "Want to Go Private?" by Sarah Littman

Fourteen-year-old Abby is starting ninth grade, and nothing is more comforting to her than venting about her daily trials and tribulations to BlueSkyBoi, aka Luke Redmond, on chezteen.com. Read More ›

Presenting Some PowerPoint Alternatives

Looking for some new presentation tools to impress your co-workers, pad your resume, or even try something new in the classroom? Try these free web-based presentation tools and break away from the ever present PowerPoint. If you'd like more library resources for PowerPoint and other presentation software, scroll down to the bottom of this post.Read More ›

How-To: Sign Up for a Free E-mail Account

An e-mail account is good for more than keeping in touch with friends and family! It’s your passport to the internet. Many online services require an e-mail address to join.

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Booktalking "The Invisible Web" by Chris Sherman and Gary Price

We were lucky to have Gary Price present a workshop at the Library on keeping up with the latest technological developments. On some level, I knew that there were portions of the Internet that were only accessible if you know the URL. However, I was not well versed on the exact differences between the web and the Internet and exactly how search engines work before I read this book. In fact, a family member recently launched a web site for his wedding that is only accessible for users who have a user name and password. Even if other people accidentally happened upon the web site, they would 

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Tumbling into Tumblr with Kingsbridge Teens

During the course of several conversations I’ve had with the kids in my Teen Advisory Group over the last year, they told me that they use Tumblr more often than they use Twitter or Facebook. More importantly, they told me that Tumblr was one of their favorite ways to get book recommendations. And that’s what set the wheels in motion.Read More ›

2013 in Reference and Recommendations

Whether you come to The New York Public Library looking for something good to read or to find that missing bit of information you needed, we hope you were able to find what you were looking for in 2013. We're always here to help, and we hope to see you again next year!Read More ›

NYPL Labs Building Inspector: No Sleep Til Brooklyn, API, and Open Source Edition

A few weeks ago, we launched Building Inspector, NYPL Labs' latest tool for opening up historical maps of New York City. In that time, you (and lots of other Inspectors) have helped unlock an era of Manhattan's past, generating a building-level snapshot of the city 150 years ago that modern mapping tools can make use of.

Hooray! You did it! We did it (we're really hooked too). To celebrate the completion of the 1857 Manhattan Atlas, we've got some exciting news:

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