Data Set New York Public Library

Published on January 7th, 2016 | by Joshua New


Making the New York Public Library’s Public Domain Collection Machine Readable

The New York Public Library (NYPL) has made its collection of 180,000 items in the public domain, including photographs, maps, sheet music, and books, publicly available online and published a machine-readable data set of the catalog to help users analyze the collection. The data set contains digitized versions of the works along with descriptive metadata, including author, date of creation, and language. NYPL has also created an application programming interface (API) to help users more easily work with the data.

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About the Author

Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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