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ERIC Number: EJ873999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
Places to Go: New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Downes, Stephen
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v1 n4 Apr-May 2005
This article features the New York Public Library's (NYPL) recently opened Digital Gallery. Containing more than 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities, the Digital Gallery offers unparalleled access to the past for educators and interested visitors alike. Organization and navigation present a challenge with any resource of this type. As pleasant as it is to simply browse, one will become exhausted after several hundred images, and browsing 275,000 images would take a lifetime. Not knowing exactly what is in the collection, however, poses a challenge to the less casual visitor. One hopes for serendipity, but simultaneously seeks guidance; it's a fine balance. The NYPL Digital Gallery makes a good effort to achieve that balance. The front page of the site features several modes of navigation. The NYPL Digital Library is one of numerous collections that has been offered online in recent years--others include American Memory from the Library of Congress and the Cornell University Library Digital Collections.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York