The New York Public Library has released an online biographical resources for photographers. Way to go! Here’s NYPL’s announcement:
Photographers’ Identities Catalog (PIC), a collection of biographical data for over 115,000 photographers, studios, manufacturers, dealers, and others involved in the production of photographs. PIC is world-wide in scope and spans the entire history of photography. So if you’re a historian, student, archivist, cataloger or genealogist, we hope you’ll make it a first stop for your research. And if you’re into data and maps, you’re in luck, too: all of the data and code are free to take and use as you wish.
The New York Public Library renovation plan has generated a number of articles in the media and online. The plan, which was subsequently modified and partly withdrawn by the Library’s board, involved selling the Mid Manhattan and SIBL branches and using the sale proceeds to renovate the Schwarzman building at 42nd Street. The renovation for… Continue reading Updates on the NYPL Renovation Plan (updated)
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the New York Public Library is to team up with Coursera: “The partnership is part the MOOC company’s effort to build an infrastructure for in-person learning around its free online courses. Research has suggested that MOOC students who receive offline help earn higher scores on their assessments. Coursera… Continue reading NYPL to offer MOOC courses via Coursera
The original New York Public Library elevation (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York has a brief notice on the New York Public Library’s planned renovation, with links. The blogger, Jeremiah Moss, reports that the New York City Landmarks Commission has approved the Library’s plan to renovate the landmark Fifth Avenue location. The plans include… Continue reading A brief update on the NYPL’s renovation