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An Amphitheater. A Laptop Bar. It’s a New York Library Like No Other.

“More a theater for learning than a citadel of research, the new 53rd Street Library offers one surprise after the next as it unfolds below the sidewalks of New York. Monday is opening day. The 53rd Street Library is the long-awaited, long-delayed replacement for the Donnell Library Center, a beloved and heavily used branch of the New York Public Library system. Donnell was also that increasingly precious thing: a free civic amenity in one of the poshest areas of Manhattan.” (via NY Times)

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The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Acquires Collection of Cellist, Composer, and Producer Arthur Russell

“The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center has acquired the archives of visionary American composer, cellist and producer Arthur Russell. Amounting to more than 166 linear feet, the Arthur Russell Archive is a collection of manuscripts, documents, ephemera, and sound recordings representing Russell’s lifework in music. It contains thousands of pages of handwritten compositions, lyrics and song ideas, detailed project notes, graphic art, performance documentation, rare and unique vinyl LPs, and a trove of more than 1000 studio masters, alternate mixes and Russell’s personal audio cassette listening copies of works from his genre-defying oeuvre.” (via The New York Public Library)

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The New York Public Library Digitizes Centuries-Old Hebrew Manuscripts

“The New York Public Library’s Dorot Jewish Division has digitized 11 Hebrew manuscripts and two early printed books. The documents — which span over 400 years from the late medieval period to early modern history — cover Kaballah, literature and playwriting, science and medicine, and philosophical and astrological commentary.More than 2,000 digitized pages chronicle early Jewish scholarship and are now available on NYPL’s Digital Collections website.” (via The New York Public Library)

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NY PUBLIC LIBRARY INSTALLS RECREATION OF CENTURY-OLD MURAL

“The New York Public Library has infused its catalog room with a bright mural of the sky. It’s a recreation of the ceiling painting that was created for the space 105 years ago.The library commissioned the Manhattan firm EverGreene Architectural Arts to replicate the work and repair, secure and conserve all the decorative elements that surround it.” (via Associated Press)

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The Moth and The New York Public Library Team Up for Collaborative Audio Transcription Project, Together We Listen

“The New York Public Library (NYPL) and The Moth — both curators of rich and dynamic personal storytelling archives — today are launching Together We Listen, a joint project designed to make personal storytelling archives more accessible online.Today, thousands of libraries and public media organizations publish large digital audio collections online. Most of these, however, lack transcripts or basic metadata, rendering them invisible to search engines and inaccessible to prospective users — particularly for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. To address these challenges, NYPL and The Moth were awarded a Knight Foundation Prototype grant in late 2015 to explore the intersection of automated transcription technologies and crowdsourced editing.” (via The New York Public Library)

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