Editors Note: Congrats and kudos to our good friend, former colleague, and currentlyJosh Hadro on the development and launch of the new NYPL Digital Collection Platform that he introduces in a new in-depth (approx. 2000 words) NYPL blog post.
From the Introduction to Josh’s Post:
Just a few weeks ago we released a new iteration—the spiritual successor to Digital Gallery, which we call Digital Collections.
Digital Collections contains more than 800,000 digitized items, and that number grows every day. While that’s a small fraction of the New York Public Library’s overall holdings, the aim of Digital Collections is to provide context for the materials we have digitized and to inspire people to use and reuse the media and data on offer there to advance knowledge and create new works.
While the aim of Digital Gallery was similar, we’ve now moved beyond just static images, and the platform includes video, audio, and texts, as well as more interplay with our collections experiments (more on that below).
I couldn’t be more proud of this joint effort of a variety of teams across the library, including curators, the NYPL Information Technology Group, NYPL Labs, and many others. I’m pleased to present this post as a kind of primer to the features large and small that we’ve included in the platform.