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

“Today 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...

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Media Preservation with Kim Tarr

Kim Tarr from the Media Preservation Unit of the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department at NYU visited our department on July 21 to discuss her department’s role in...

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Researching & unexpected jewels

Emily Koes Folpe’s fascinating book It Happened on Washington Square (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002) mentions “Washington Square,” a song from 1920.  The lyrics are by Cole...

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Project Planning Meeting with Mitch Brodsky, May 26th, 2015

A few weeks ago the group welcomed Mitch Brodsky, a librarian and archivist who has been involved with a number of digital projects, and who currently serves as Project Manager for...

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Meeting with April Hathcock, April 14th, 2015

On April 14th, our group was joined by NYU’s Scholarly Communications Librarian, April Hathcock. Here are a few main points from her presentation and the subsequent discussion. A couple copyright-related...

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Researching & unexpected jewels

Emily Koes Folpe’s fascinating book It Happened on Washington Square (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002) mentions “Washington Square,” a song from 1920.  The lyrics are by Cole Porter and E. Ray Goetz with Melville Gideon’s music.  I found a nice rendition by Wilfried van den Brande on the web here: http://www.coleporteranthology.com/index.php?page=washington-square   Enjoy as you reflect on the lyrics such as “wealth may be evading us” (Verse 2).

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The Triple A Project (ACT, AHL, ALW)

Amanda, Arthur, and Andrew are working on the building that used to be at 61 Washington Square South popularly known as the House of Genius or Red Row.   Amanda is tackling the literary aspects of the residents and I am looking at their politics.  Arthur is providing a long view of the changes in the area since NYU tore down the buildings in 1948.1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Arnold Moses, Photographer May 19, 1936, GENERAL VIEW FROM STREET OF ROW OF FOUR HOUSES. – 61 Washington Square South (House), New York, New York County, NY Digital ID: (None) hhh ny0589.photos.119517p http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hhh.ny0589/photos.119517p Reproduction Number: HABS NY,31-NEYO,37–1 Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

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