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Together We Listen: Make Hundreds of NYC Stories Accessible—One Word at a Time

Are you familiar with the NYPL Community Oral History Project? Take a few moments to listen to some highlights or just dive right into our full collection of stories.Read More ›

The Journey from Blog to Book

Learn a thing or two from Jenny, Julie, Allie, and Perez. Here’s a guide to some popular blogs that were turned into even more popular books! Read More ›

Staff Picks: Refactoring a Page into an App

The Digital Experience team had to figure out how to update our first React application in production to organize the new data. This blog post will explain how we refactored Staff Picks with React best practices. Read More ›

Put a Hold On It: Reserving the Latest DVDs

Here's a #libraryhack to get on top of the holds list for the latest movies... who needs a streaming subscription?Read More ›

16 Laugh Out Loud #InternetABook Titles

The hashtag game #InternetABook asks you to internet-ify your favorite books. At NYPL, we love a pun almost as much as we love books, so we've created a few of our own and selected some of the finest contributions on Twitter.Read More ›

Free for All: NYPL Enhances Public Domain Collections For Sharing and Reuse

We are proud to announce that out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution downloads. No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just go forth and reuse! Read More ›

Marymount Manhattan College Students Help Make Oral Histories Searchable

The NYPL Community Oral History project has some exciting new tools to help make our growing collection more searchable! We recently received a Knight Foundation Prototype Grant in collaboration with The Moth  to process our audio stories using Pop Up Archive's software and to engage people from around the city and the 

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Scribe: Toward a General Framework for Community Transcription

Emigrant City is a bit different from the other projects we’ve released in one very important way: this one is built on top of a totally new framework called Scribe.Read More ›

31 Bookish, Brainy, Beautiful Blogs for Readers

November is National Blog Posting Month, so we're celebrating with some of our favorite blogs for the bibliophile.Read More ›

Introducing NoveList

We’ve added a new service to our suite of recommendation tools: NoveList, an interactive database that specializes in readers’ advisory. So how do you use it?Read More ›

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 ›
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