New York: “Preserving History: A Look At The Queens Library Archives”
From the Queens Tribune:
Underground, beneath the hustle and bustle of the Queens Library’s central branch in Jamaica, Queens’ history sits protected in the Queens Library archives. The archives contain thousands of documents—maps, newspaper clippings, photos and more—that help studious researchers and curious residents alike learn more about the borough of Queens, as well as the other Long Island counties.
The archives at Queens Library were recently renovated and moved from the second floor of the library building to the climate-controlled basement to allow for better preservation. Coupled with a digitalization project that has put 12,000 of the more than 50,000 historical items in the archives online, the revamped archives offer the same access to rare historical documents that they always have, but in a sleek new space.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.