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New York Public Library Digitizes 137 Years of New York City Directories

The New York Public Library is currently working on digitizing 137 years of New York City Directories with plans to make the entire collection available online and text searchable. Directories spanning 1849/50 to 1923 have already been digitized, and directories spanning

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Saving Space, Saving NYPL’s Central Library

As we are beginning to look into systems of classification in class, this article on the New York Public Library’s new space-saving shelving seemed timely. Confronted with its 2014 controversial plans for the destruction of its seven-foot-high bookshelves to accommodate

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Watch 52,000 Books Getting Reshelved at The New York Public Library in a Short, Timelapse Film

After being closed for 2+ years for repairs and restoration, The New York Public Library’s historic Rose Main Reading Room reopened earlier this month. Above, you can watch 52,000 books getting reshelved in a quick, two-minute timelapse film. Books getting reshelved.

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